Tim Angst is a Managing Partner with SAP. With 25+ years of experience in the technology industry, Tim has held a variety of sales leadership and general management roles. These roles have been at companies such as HP, Siebel Systems, General Electric and IBM. Tim graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management. Tim resides in Pleasanton, CA with his wife and three children.
Matt Beinke – Board President
Matt Beinke is a partner at Blackhawk Properties, a residential and commercial development company located in Danville. Matt grew up in Danville and he remains active in the community, also serving on the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Posse and John F. Kennedy School of Law Advisory Board. Matt is a graduate of the University of Washington and a licensed attorney in California.
Troy is a senior vice president of foreign exchange sales with Wells Fargo Bank NA. Based in San Francisco, Troy is responsible for helping customers in Silicon Valley manage their global sales and expenses back to US dollars to help protect against adverse currency movements. He is an executive member of the Bay Area Wells Fargo volunteer chapter, representing nearly 20,000 team members in our home office location, and also serves on the Board of Directors for The BizWorld Foundation. Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Sacramento State University. Troy and his wife, Kelly, live in Pleasanton with their daughters Grace and Maggie.
Don Garman – Board Secretary
Don Garman is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Mirador Capital Partners and Co-Founder of Tri-Valley Ventures. Garman is a seasoned investor in both public and private companies for over 30 years. leading Mirador’s Investment Committee and overseeing each of the firm’s proprietary investment strategies. In addition, he is responsible for all investments in the Financial Services, Financial Technology, and Insurance Sectors for Tri-Valley Ventures. Don has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Financial Planner. Prior to found Mirador, Don served his clients at two of the nation’s largest advisory firms. He is very active in the Tri-Valley area and supports many community organizations, including The First Tee of the Tri-Valley, The George Archer Foundation, and the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Foundation. He also serves as President of the Tri-Valley Cal (UC-Berkeley) Alumni Club. Don lives in Pleasanton with his wife Mindy and has two children. Don is an avid drummer, golfer, and snowboarder.
Steve is the owner and founder of Leisure Sports Inc. located in Pleasanton, CA. He has led the acquisition, development, construction and management of ten sports clubs and three hotels. Steve’s creativity is the force behind the development of the fitness resort concept, the basis of the highly successful ClubSport and Renaissance ClubSport brands. Leisure Sports currently owns and operates fitness clubs and hotels in California, Nevada, and Oregon serving more than 54,000 members and employing over 1500 people company-wide.
Alan is Chairman of the Board of Fremont Bank. He is also President/Director of the San Francisco Council of the Boy Scouts of America and on the Holy Names College Board of Trustees. Born in Fremont, California, Alan now lives in Alamo.
Dana is a PGA golf professional and one of the founders of The First Tee of the Tri-Valley. He is a partner in Jetter Golf, LLC, which operates both the Spring Valley Course in Milpitas and the Pleasanton Golf Center. Raised in San Jose, California, Dana received his bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and has made his home in Pleasanton with his wife Cathy and their two children.
Greg is a partner in Jetter Golf, LLC, which operates Spring Valley Golf Course and Pleasanton Golf Center and one of the founders of The First Tee of the Tri-Valley. As a Certified Class A Golf Course Superintendent, Greg has spent his career involved in golf course operations and development. After earning an economics degree from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1990, Greg moved to Pleasanton California were he currently resides with his wife Pam and their two sons.
Steve King is currently an investor and strategic advisor to early stage technology companies. During his 25 year career in Silicon Valley Steve has served as President and CEO of multiple venture backed companies. In 2010 King joined DocuSign as president and CEO, leading the company from single digit millions in revenue to over $20 million. Prior to DocuSign, he led ZANTAZ as president and CEO. During his 7-year leadership ZANTAZ grew to become the recognized market leader in cloud-based content archiving and e-discovery solutions, attaining a four-fold increase in revenues from 2001 to 2005. In 2006, he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. King also held executive positions of E*TRADE Financial during its hyper-growth period. He was a member of the executive team that grew the company from under $100 million to more than $1.5billion in revenues, ultimately becoming CEO of E*OFFERING, an online investment bank launched by E*TRADE Ventures. Steve and his family have been Pleasanton residents since 1985.
Jeffrey E. Mackenzie – Board Vice President
Jeff retired as Vice President from Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. in 2017 after a 23 year career there. At Simpson, he oversaw the external reporting, equity compensation and domestic real estate as well as managing various other finance functions. Prior to joining Simpson, he worked for Deloitte & Touche, LLP in San Francisco, California. Mr. Mackenzie earned his CPA license in 1995. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Diego, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.
Layne Marceau is President of the Northern California Division of Shea Homes. He joined the company in 1995 as Vice President of Finance for the Southern California Division. In 1999, he became Corporate Vice President of Operations and in 2000 he was named President of the Northern California Division. Layne has been a member of the California Building Industry Association since 1995 and was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame in 2009. He has been a board member of HomeAid of Northern California since 2001, the 1st Tee Tri-Valley since 2005, and the Livermore Performing Arts Center since 2007. Layne and his wife reside in Newport Beach, California.
Deborah Acosta McKeehan had a career as a City Manager for over 25 years. She was recently the City Manager of Pleasanton from 1990-2005 and the Town Manager of Los Gatos from 1985-1990. In 2005 she became the President and Publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly and the Danville Weekly from 2005-2007. With Pleasanton as her home, Deborah continues to be involved in the Community serving on the ValleyCare Health System Board of Directors from 2005-2014 and served as Chair from 2009-2011. She continues to serve as an adjunct to the Board through the affiliation with Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Concurrently with ValleyCare, Deborah was the President of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association and the Founding Board Member of LadyHustle Fastpitch, a premier fast pitch softball program. Golf is a passion so Deborah is the founding Captain of the Women’s Golf Club at Ruby Hill.
Jeff Richards is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital, a global venture capital firm. Prior to joining GGV, Jeff founded two software companies, R4 (acquired by Verisign) and QuantumShift. Prior to becoming a founder, Jeff worked as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the US and Asia. Outside of GGV, Jeff cofounded the AllRaise Xcelerate program which helps drive board diversity in the tech industry and sits on the Advisory Board of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College. Jeff lives in Pleasanton with his wife and 4 kids. Jeff grew up in a big golf family; his grandfather Gordon was a golf professional and his father Bruce was a top amateur golfer and is in the PNGA Hall of Fame.
Steven is co-owner and CEO of Bayside Interiors, Inc. and Bayside Doors, Inc. Both entities are specialized sub-contractors providing a full range of commercial construction services throughout California. Steven has had a life-long passion for golf. One of his first jobs, at the age of 13, was at Sunol Valley Golf Course and he subsequently played golf collegiately for Chabot Junior College. Steven continues his involvement, participating in an assortment of tournaments both as an organizer and as a player. Steven resides in Livermore with his wife.
Mike currently is the Chief Financial Officer of ServiceNow, Inc., a public software as a service company based in Santa Clara California. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Scarpelli served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC from July 2009 to August 2011. From September 2006 to July 2009, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Data Domain. Prior to joining Data Domain, Scarpelli served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lexar Media, Inc. from January 2006 until August 2006, when Micron Technology, Inc. acquired Lexar. From January 2002 to December 2005, he held senior positions at HPL Technologies, Inc. Scarpelli began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from May 1989 to December 2001. Scarpelli holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mike moved to California with his wife Janet in 2000 and settled in Pleasanton where they reside with their three children.
George Schmitt Jr.
George is a packaging consultant at American Packaging. A long time Pleasanton resident, George earned a degree in Economics and Business Administration from St. Mary’s College following his graduation from Foothill High School. George and his wife Jen reside in Pleasanton with their three children, Grace (sophomore at Foothill), George (eighth grader at PMS), and Gavin (sixth grader at PMS).
Ron Vyse – Vice President & Treasurer
Ron Vyse is Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor in the Private Bank at Wells Fargo. In this role he assists high net worth families throughout the Western U.S. in growing, preserving and transitioning their wealth. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Montana State University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Ron has served in numerous civic and non-profit organizations in his community throughout his career, including serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce in 2010. Prior to entering the financial services industry in 1991, Ron spent three years as an assistant golf professional at Blackhawk Country Club, where he ran the junior instruction program. Ron and his wife Adrienne reside in Livermore.
Phil is the President of Wente Land and Cattle Company and Vice Chairman of Wente Vineyards where he headed the operation, expansion and redevelopment of the Wente Family Estate vineyards and its land development programs. Phil is a leading advocate for the Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco as winegrowing regions and is actively involved in land use and planning issues in the Livermore Valley. Phil has been involved in the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, the Community College Foundation, the Board of the Tri-Valley Business Council and the Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee. Like his grandfather, Ernest Wente, Phil pursued his love of viticulture at the University of California at Davis, graduating with a degree in agricultural science and management.
With nearly a decade of audit and accounting experience, Keith West specializes in helping closely-held businesses balance their tax and financial reporting objectives. Keith works extensively with clients in construction, technology, manufacturing and distribution sectors. He is an expert in financial reporting for owner-operated private companies. Keith dedicates significant time to understanding his clients’ businesses and owner’s goals to leverage his knowledge to advise clients on the technical aspects of accounting, including revenue recognition, consolidations, foreign currency transactions, and inventory valuation. Keith’s genuine interest in his clients helps to enhance their bottom line, manage tax liabilities, grow and, when appropriate, attract buyers of the company. Keith received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and International Economics from California State University, Chico in 2008. He is a licensed CPA in the State of California. Outside of work, Keith enjoys hiking, reading, and baseball.
Mark is a former executive in the medical imaging healthcare industry where he spent over 30 years helping to manage sales and marketing organizations with successful companies. He spent most of his career with Acuson Corporation, the world’s leading ultrasound imaging company up until their acquisition by Siemens. At Acuson and Siemens, he was VP of Sales for North America. Subsequently, he helped start Zonare, a silicon valley ultrasound company, where he served as VP of Sales and Marketing prior to and after its acquisition by Mindray, a China based medical company. In 2005, Mark was the recipient of the Medical Marketing Association’s “Medical Marketer of the Year”. Mark was first interested in golf as a youth when he caddied for members of the Elks Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI. He attended Albion College in Albion, MI where he received his BA in 1977. Today he enjoys golf, hiking, fitness, travel and spending time with his wife Karen, grandkids, and four daughters.
An accomplished amateur golfer, J.R. played at UC Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in Business Economics. He resides in Pleasanton with his wife, Lisa, and two boys, Jacob (11) and Luke (9), both who are First Tee participants and play a variety of sports in the local community. When they are not on the course, you may spot them mountain biking on the Pleasanton Ridge. J.R. is the Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations for Liftoff Mobile. He credits golf for many of the opportunities he’s encountered throughout his life, including introducing him to the mentor who brought him into the world of venture capital, setting him on the career path he has enjoyed for the past 20 years. J.R. continues to be active in competitive golf and in addition to The First Tee Tri-Valley, J.R. also serves on the Board of College Golf Fellowship.