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Norcal 10/27/10 LEAD: Taking Charge of your Career
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When: 10/27/2010
6:00 PM
Where: Burr Pilger Mayer
2000 University Avenue, Suite 201
East Palo Alto, California  94303
United States

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What do I do in the next 10 years. I am ready for the next step but should I stay, explore outside opportunities, including one's outside of my field, or even go back to school for more education. You will hear from panelist from various fields and interact one on one to learn what shaped their decisions and perspective. You will learn skills to assist you in your career development and direction over the next 10 years.

Moderator: Art Perez, Partner, Ernst & Young

Frank Tsai, Partner with FLG Partners, a bay area CFO and board advisory firm.
Chris Kondo, CFO at Roku, a Venture backed Internet Streaming Equipment Co.
Edmond Mok, Senior Director of Finance and Controller at KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, a Venture backed Biotech Co.
Glenn Osaka, Senior Vice President, Services at Juniper Networks, a public networking equipment Co.

Moderator Bio:

Art Perez is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Services practice based in the global technology center in San Jose. Art has led global teams and multi-million dollar operations for marquee clients in areas such as risk management, compliance, internal audit, process improvement and systems implementation. Art is currently focused on assisting companies in building and improving their risk management functions including enterprise risk management, risk transformation, unlocking the value of internal audit, internal controls optimization and the achievement of alignment between the board of directors, management, and employees. Art also has operational experience in industry where he held leadership positions in finance, operations and sales at two venture backed start-ups in Silicon Valley. Art is passionate about giving back to the community and serving as a leader in inclusiveness and diversity initiatives. Art serves on the board of directors for the non-profit, Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and he is active in his support of Ascend and Ernst & Young's Pan Asian Professional Network. Art started his career as an auditor and is a CPA in California and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Art completed the advanced leadership program at Stanford University GSB and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Panelists Bio:

Mr. Tsai is a partner of FLG Partners, a CFO consulting and board advisory services to companies in the Silicon Valley and Northern California. Some of Mr. Tsai achievements include: started the first IPA HMO in Chicago and taking it public; turned around several operations ranging in size from $2 million to $125 million; raised more than $110 million in taxable and non-taxable bonds; scaled both for-profit and non-profit organization and enabling them to rapidly grow through acquisition; helped manage endowments from $10 million to $850 million; and, managed and integrated 10+ acquisition transactions. He also serves as the Vice Chair of board of Community Bank of the Bay and Audit Chair; Board member of TransFair USA and Audit Chair; and Board member of National Community Development Institute. Mr. Tsai has a BA and MPH from the University of Minnesota and MBA Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Kondo is a consultant with RoseRyan Inc. a consulting firm providing interim financial services to public and private technology companies in the bay area. As a consultant, he has served as a consulting CFO with start up companies most recently with Roku & Msilica, and performed engagements with large public companies. He became a consultant 6 years ago from industry roles where he held senior financial positions with Intel, Chips & Technologies and Azanda Networks. Mr. Kondo graduated with a degree in accounting from Santa Clara University.

Mr. Mok has been the Senior Director Finance/Controller at KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, a privately held monoclonal antibody development company, since April 2007 and is responsible for the company’s finance and administration operations. Prior to joining KaloBios, he was Director Finance at CoTherix, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company, with product sales of over $100M annually, until the sale of the company to Actelion Pharmaceuticals, in 2007. Prior to entering the biopharmaceutical industry, Mr. Mok worked in publicly traded and private software companies in varying finance roles for 8 years, including IPOs, raising private equity, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Mok began his career in the audit practice of KPMG LLP in San Francisco and holds a B.A. in Social Science from University of California at Berkeley.

Mr. Osaka is Senior Vice President, Services at Juniper Networks. He is responsible for Juniper’s global services organization serving the world’s leading communications service providers, governments, and large enterprises. Glenn is a 31 year information technology and networking veteran. His career spans stints in large corporations, startups, and venture capital. Prior to joining Juniper, he was VP Strategy and Operations for Cisco Systems – Advanced Services. He previously served as President and CEO of Reactivity, Inc. (acquired by Cisco), a start up leader in XML acceleration and security processing. He also served as the Silicon Valley Managing Director of the Redleaf Group, a technology focused venture capital firm. Glenn began his career at the Hewlett Packard Company. Over a 20 year span he held a variety of sales, product management, and services roles. He served as Vice President & General Manager of HP’s $4 billion Enterprise Computing Group and as the leader of HP’s Worldwide Consulting and Systems Integration business. Glenn is a past board member of several high technology start ups and of CommerceNet, an industry consortium focused on the development of electronic commerce. He is currently a director of Glasshouse Technologies, a Massachusetts based consulting firm focused on enabling the "virtualized” datacenter, of Cocoabon, a gourmet chocolate manufacturer, and GoTown, a start up providing local event, shopping, and dining information via a variety of mobile devices.He is committed to developing leadership in the Asian American community. Glenn has been an active sponsor of HP’s Asian employee network, Cisco’s Asian employee network, and the Corporate Asian American Employee Network (CAAEN). He is a past Chairman and board member of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Glenn holds a BA and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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