Posts filed under: Business Leaders

“Funny You Should Ask” — The Story of Scientist and Entrepreneur Brian Martin

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.” ____________......

Junkyard Wisdom — Roy Goble’s Story about Wealth and Generosity

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......

Inspiring Talks at the 2016 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast — Videos Now Available

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 Ventures — Investing in God-centered Businesses

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,......

Signature Silicon Valley — Interview with Skip Vaccarello

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....

How I Found God in Silicon Valley

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....

Repurposing Businesses to Transform Society — Brett Johnson

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......

Staying Connected with God — Spencer Christian, TV Personality

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......

Conversations about Faith

The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism and QPlace partnered to launch a YouTube channel called ReKindle:  Engaging Gospel Conversations.  In its launch today — September 1 — it featured five five-minute videos.  Skip Vaccarello (author of this site) is featured in one video — ReKindling the Gospel in the Workplace, in which he offers advice......

Spiritual Opportunity in Silicon Valley

I (Skip Vaccarello) was interviewed recently for the Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today. In the article, I was asked about my spiritual journey, about faith in Silicon Valley, and about barriers that technological advancement may have to the pursuit of faith. The only correction I would make to the interview is that I......

A Transformed Life — Isaac Sundarajan

Sometimes it takes a crisis for God to get our attention. That is what happened to Silicon Valley executive, Isaac Sundarajan. “We were about 15 minutes into the flight,” recalls Isaac, “They had just turned off the seatbelt sign when I heard a major explosion. The whole plane instantly dropped several thousand feet. I thought......

Not Your Typical Silicon Valley CEO — Emily Liggett

It is unusual to find a female CEO of a manufacturing company anywhere, but especially in Silicon Valley – an area with few manufacturing companies and few female CEOs.  But Emily Liggett – CEO of NovaTorque, manufacturer of energy efficient electric motors – is not a typical Silicon Valley CEO. Not only is she a......