LOIS A. WONG, Principal, is an experienced executive coach and business consultant who specializes in lifting revenues by helping clients to effectively close deals, manage key accounts, and remove operational obstacles that hinder company growth. Working with chief executives, innovative start-up founders, and highly technical engineers, she coaches those who have risen quickly within their businesses and now must focus on growing the business.
Meeting thousands of talented executives worldwide, Lois gained a rare view from the top during her tenure at Xerox PARC. While at Sanmina-SCI, Lois worked with a medical device team to successfully build revenues from $300K to just under a billion dollars over a 4 year period. Additionally, she was key in closing multi-million dollar deals with Intel Digital Health, Aurora Networks, Eli Lily, Varian Medical, Innovia, Inogen, and Health Hero. As a mentor for Women Unlimited, Lois advised young women leaders from Adobe, Intuit, Cisco, Genentech, Oracle, Sun, Microsoft, Yahoo, to navigate the political arena, overcome career challenges, and assert breakthrough change within their organization.
Currently, she serves on the board for Silicon Valley Center for Conscience Entrepreneurs, the VP of Business Development for Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs, and on the business advisory board for Soody Tronson Law Firm.
HENRY H. WONG, Venture Partner at Garage Technology Ventures, and Founder and Managing Director of Diamond TechVentures, has been a prolific and successful serial entrepreneur, venture investor & Stanford Mentor in Silicon Valley. Henry applies his hands-on operational experience, investment talent, and his Asian expertise to advise, invest in, and build high technology companies with a global vision. He was actively involved with companies including SMIC, LGC Wireless, & Infinera. As an entrepreneur, Henry has had several significant successful exits, including SS8 Networks Inc., where he was the founder, CEO and Chairman, as well as IP Communications, XaQti Semiconductor, CNet Technology Inc., and Combinet (ISDN Systems), all of which he co-founded and led. In 2002, Henry was a finalist for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award.” He is an advisor to several non profit organizations and is active in the community.
SARA RAUCHWEGER is the Founder and Director of CCICE and Founder and Managing Director of BG Strategy; a leading global market entry services company, specializing in helping clients enter global markets including industry specific investment opportunities. Sara brings over 20 years of Business Development and Business Strategy Experience from both private enterprises and government contracts from various companies in the fields of Telecommuication, Aerospace, and Information Technology. She has been instrumental in building and sustaining cross boarder business opportunities by spearheading global expansion for private enterprises (SME’s) to corporate publicly listed companies. Sara was responsible for business capture strategies, worldwide expansion of business opportunities, and generating and managing contract bids of mulit-million dollar projects in companies such as Alcatel, Lockheed Martin, TRW and Varian.
SOODY TRONSON, the founder and the principal of Soody Tronson Law Group, has over 25 years of experience combining law, science, engineering, and business management in start-ups and established environments. Soody instructs courses in IP and licensing at the University of California and Stanford University and is a mentor with several entrepreneurship-focused courses/programs at Stanford University. During her tenure, Soody has worked with companies and government organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She has been invited and has presented to international forums including presentation to APEC in China, as well as companies and organizations from Poland, Czech Republic, Australia, and New Zealand.