Posts filed under: Business Leaders

Is self-sufficiency good? The goal of most parents is to help their children live lives independent of their care. The teenage years are marked by the struggle between dependence and independence. But what about self-sufficiency? Webster’s Dictionary defines self-sufficiency as “able to maintain oneself without outside aid.” Certainly, being able to take care of one’s......
The sold-out 24th annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 23 featured two outstanding speakers – entrepreneur and author, Justin Dillon, and venture capitalist, Promod Haque. The theme of the event was “Investing to Make a Difference.” Justin Dillon kicked-off the event with a talk challenging the audience to find their passion for making a......
Life is not fair; it sometimes takes unexpected and tragic turns. When Becky Pomerleau embarked on a ski vacation in December 2014, to Breckenridge, Colorado, with her husband, Jeremiah, and her parents, life was good. She liked her job as a senior manager with PayPal in Silicon Valley, had a great marriage and wonderful husband,......
Sue Warnke is a successful senior level high-tech worker in Silicon Valley. She was also far from God; that is until January 2017, when she had an encounter with God. At that point, her life started to change. She wanted to live out her faith in Christ day to day and encourage her co-workers and......
Scientist and entrepreneur, Brian Martin, received a vision from God that changed the trajectory of his life and his business. Brian discussed his experience at the September 1 SVPB Networking breakfast at the Stanford Faculty Club. Following is a story by Mike Griego, author of Biblical Viewpoint describing Brain’s message titled, “Funny You Should Ask.” ____________......
What can you learn working in a junkyard? According to Roy Goble, quite a lot. He learned hard work. He learned about business. And he came across a diverse group of people. His junkyard experience also launched him into a career that led to a great deal of wealth. Most of us in the Western......
The sold-out gathering of the 2016 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on April 1 had the privilege to hear moving testimonies by outstanding speakers. The event was kicked-off by an inspiring talk by Deloitte executive Connie Segreto. In her message titled “God is only a Whisper Away,” Connie shared a heart-felt message of how God helped her......
Telos Venture Capital is a unique venture capital business. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Telos describes itself as “an early-stage venture capital fund that builds and invests in Gospel-centered, for-profit ventures that have the potential for liquidity thereby multiplying God’s resources entrusted to us by our limited partners.” To Telos founders, Eric Quan and David Kim,......
Recently, I was interviewed by Janice Edwards for her program Signature Silicon Valley on CreaTV in San Jose.  The topic was “Finding God in Silicon Valley.”  I discussed my story — how I came to faith and why I wrote Finding God in Silicon Valley. The interview is 10 minutes long....
The popular Web publication OnFaith, published Skip Vaccarello’s faith journey. Skip is the author of this site and the book Finding God in Silicon Valley.  You can read the story here....
Brett Johnson is an experienced strategic planner, consultant, and mentor. He has a lofty goal – to help people find their purpose in life, repurpose their businesses and in doing so, transform communities and nations. His company, The Institute for Innovation, Integration, & Impact (“The Institute”), bases its goal and processes on biblical principles, although......
Many people in the Bay Area are familiar with Spencer Christian, weatherman for ABC News in San Francisco. You might also be interested to know how he got to where he is today. Christian has worked in the TV news industry for more than 44 years, working as a weather forecaster, feature reporter, and guest......