CFO Alumni Affiliate Network

2nd Annual Gathering Oct 17, 2017
with special guest speakers  Congressman Ro Khanna and SJSU President Mary Papazian

The agenda includes:
Registration and campus tours 4:30-5:30pm
Wine & cheese reception 5:30-6:30
Fireside chat with Pres Papazian and Congressman Khanna 6:30-7:30

Date: Oct 17, 2017
Time: 4:30-7:30pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
No walk-ins preregistration required

Questions: contact Laura Roden at


Mission Statement

The San Jose State University CFO Alumni Affiliate Network creates opportunities that connect alumni who are current or past Chief Financial Officers with other alumni, faculty and students, fostering an open channel of communication with the university and access to its resources, and enhancing the lifelong Spartan experience. Every individual who has attended SJSU and has held a CFO position is a member of the Network and invited to participate in our events and activities.

Ways to Connect

REGISTER NOW for the 2nd Annual Gathering of the SJSU CFO Alumni Affiliate Network, on the evening of October 17, 2017! This very special event will feature guest speaker Congressman Ro Khanna, interviewed by SJSU President Mary Papazian, discussing the impact of current political initiatives on Silicon Valley businesses. This event also includes a wine & cheese networking reception and optional campus tours by our top students.
Register now at:

  • Participate in “analyst presentations” by our student-run investment funds. Help the investment committee vet students’ “buy” and “sell” recommendations for the Spartan Fund (blue chip companies) and new Silicon Valley Fund (emerging companies). Contact Thanaa Makdsi at
  • Be a judge or audience member for SJSU’s Silicon Valley Business Plan Competition(our CFO alumni network member Bill Barton donates the annual $10,000 grand prize!) Contact Prof. Anu Basu at to get involved.
  • Join our “CFO Network table” at SJSU’s annual Economic Summit sponsored by the SJSU’s Center for Banking and Financial Services. Featuring the popular annual outlook report by Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics, this event is free and always well attended by leaders of the business community. Email to receive a registration link.
  • Join our private LinkedIn network for year round access to other members and event updates. Email for a personal invitation.

The CFO Alumni Affiliate Network events are made possible thanks to the professional services sponsors who are committed to supporting our community:

 GW Wade

GW & Wade offers a comprehensive array of financial services, along with a dedicated approach to your wealth management strategy. Whether we’re helping you plan for retirement, reduce your tax burden, or fund that college education, our counselors apply their many years of professional expertise to help you reach your goals. Gene Sinclair, an SJSU alumni, is a Principle and VP of Client Development for California and the West. Gene works with individuals, families and corporations to deliver GW & Wade's services.


For over 45 years, Nelson has provided innovative workforce solutions to help companies efficiently build and manage their teams. From staffing and recruiting to payrolling, we collaboratively identify and construct flexible, scalable programs to help our partners rapidly adjust to shifting workforce needs and priorities. We serve companies and organizations of all sizes in nearly all industries, with specialized teams dedicated to general staffing, accounting and finance, technology, and much more.


Mark M. Greenough is the founder and President of Greenough Consulting Group a premier outsource finance and accounting consulting firm for the start up and venture capital industries.  With more than 40 years of public accounting, venture capital and start up experience, Mr. Greenough and his firm have provided services to some of the best known tech companies and their venture investors in the Silicon Valley.

With continuing thanks to our Anchor Alumni for their endorsement of the Network initiative:

Jeff Andreson, Nanometrics Inc.
(Nasdaq: NANO)

Mark Loveless, Burr Pilger Mayer (ret’d)

Shobhna Ashthana, Shaklee Corp.

Mark Oki, VIVUS Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS)

William Barton, Granite Construction (ret’d) (NYSE: GVA)

Ronald Pasek, Net App Inc.
(Nasdaq: NTAP)

Joe Consul, Xactly Corp. (Nasdaq: XTLY)

Nancy Pecota, Aradigm Corp.
(Nasdaq: ARDM)

Scott Daugherty, Colliers Int’l
(Nasdaq: CIGI)

John Ritchie, Aerohive Networks

Robert DeBarr, Micrel (Nasdaq: MCRL)

Stephen Robb, The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX)

Richard Deranleau, eASIC Corp.

Doug Schirle, GSI Technology
(Nasdaq: GSIT)

Matthew East, Lumileds

William Tamblyn, SpaceTime Insight

Peggy Fong, Spera Venture

James Walker, Semler Scientific (Nasdaq: SMLR)

Stuart Huizinga, Sun Basket

Todd Waltz, Aemetis Inc.
(Nasdaq: AMTX)

Steven Lance, Giga-Tronics Inc.
(Nasdaq: GSIT)

Michael Williams, Montana Powered


Questions about the Network or how to get involved? Contact Laura Roden Dept of Accounting & Finance, at or (415) 269-0101.