Joseph A. Ekman
Joseph A. Ekman has a few Honors and Awards:
Oracle Corporation, Redwood Shores, California
Oracle Corporation 2009 - Q3'09 ~ 190% Quota Achievement
Received the "IBM Enterprise Application Solutions Global Award" for driving $16.7 million in one quarter.
First Sales Rep to receive the IBM High Performance Sales Award for North America.
4,764,962 Stereo Speaker System For Walkman-Type Radio And / Or cassette Player
4,764,962 Stereo Speaker System For Walkman-Type Radio was cited 45 times
|Peter Passantino, CPA|
Board Member & Cheif Financial Officer
Peter J. Passantino is currently a Board Member and Chief Financial Officer for About The Kids Foundation. A father of one son, Passantino brings more than 26 years experience as a CPA with varying types of business enterprises. Passantino is also the co-founder of findthezone.com, the Chief Financial Officer of Sports Immersion Technology group Inc., and the General Partner of his own tax and accounting practice in Dublin, California.
Peter is a California Certified Public Accountant and holds a master's degree in taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and a Bachelor's in Science in Accounting from CSU, Chico State University, Chico, California.
|Rick Bianchi |
Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs & COO
Ricki Bianchi is currently Senior Vice Presidnet of Legal Affairs & COO for About The Kids Foundation. A father of four children, including twins, Bianchi is a 13 year veteran in the technology industry, having spent 11 years at Microsoft Corporation, where he held various roles within the corporation, most recently in Sales Management, with a core focus over his career on driving software licensing revenue, and customer satisfaction goals while supporting some of Microsoft's largest Fortune 500 clients. Before joining Microsoft, Bianchi worked at Phoenix Technoloies where he specialized in supporting intellectual property, corporate and technology, software licensing, megers and acquistions.
Bianchi holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Santa Clara University as well.
|Vincent A. Barletta |
Sr. Board Member
|Adela E. Ekman|
Board Member & Senior Division CEO
Adela Ekman is currently the Senior Division CEO of About The Kids Foundation. At 80 years of age, Adela is also the youngest oldest active woman CEO and Board Member in the United States.
Adela E. Ekman was married to Einar aka "The Duke" Ekman Jr. for 49 years when he passed away in 1997. Adela Ekman is the mother of the Founder Joseph A. Ekman and the Grandmother of both Elizabeth Sarah Ekman aka "Boo" and Emily Rose Ekman aka "Em".
Adela Ekman retired in 1986 after 22 successful years with Hewlett Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, California, where she was responsible for Quality Control and Process Auditing for the Data Systems Division. She was also responsible for Supplier and Vendor Relations for the Outsourcing management program for Hewlett Packard Corporation as well.
Adela Ekman has been very active during her retirement from Hewlett Packard Corporation. She has enjoyed traveling, golf and playing bridge with her close friends. Adela Ekman also enjoys her life long passion of painting and drawing.
Executive Advisory Board
Deborah Conrad is corporate vice president and chief marketing officer. Conrad is responsible for Intel Corporation's brand management, product positioning, product launch management and marketing research, as well as sales and integrated marketing communications, advertising and promotional campaigns designed to reach consumer and business customers worldwide.
Prior to leading the Corporate Marketing Group, Conrad created and directed Team Apple and oversaw all aspects of the Intel and Apple relationship since the beginning of the partnership in 2005 through 2008. She was responsible for all aspects of the Intel and Apple business, including sales and revenue, product engineering, software development support and market develpment.
Before her role with Team Apple, Conrad led the Solutions market Development Group, where she was responsible for worldwide sales development efforts and industry parnter programs. She oversaw Intel's extensive direct relationships with CTO/CIOs, industry-specific business development programs and alliances with enterprise ISVs, solution providers and telco services providers. From 1993 to 1999, she was marketing director for Intel's Asia-Pacific Region, responsible for building brand equity and marketing development efforts throughout China, India, Taiwan, Korea, Southeast Asia and New Zealand. Conrad joined Intel in 1986 as Microprocessor Group Communications manager, where she managed press relations, marketing communications, product advertising and related strategic communcations programs.
From 1990 to 1993, Conrad worked in corporate communcations and helped build the worldwide press relations organization, including developing broadcast media, executive speech development and brand programs.
|Dr. Elisa M. Lagana, DPM|
Executive Advisory Board Member
Elisa M. Lagana, is a Senior Advisory Board Member with About The Kids Foundation. She brings 12 years of clinical and surgical experience in the field of Podiatric Medicine and Foot and Ankle Surgery. She has training in foot and ankle arthroscopy and limb salvage using external fixation techniques.
Dr. Lagana received her B.S. Cum Laude in Biotechnology and Business Managenent from Menlo College after which she continued on to pursue her medical education in San Francisco at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. After receiving her degree in Podiatric Medicine, she completed her internship/ residency year at Veterans Healthcare System-Palo Alto/Stanford Hospital and her residency in podiatric surgery at the Veterans Healthcare System-Palo Alto and surrounding local bay area hospitals and surgery centers in the Silicon Valley.
She has experience in both private practice and HMO's. Employment includes: San Jose Medical Group, and associate positions at Dr's Bruce Lerman; Vittorio Lagana and as a solo practitioner on the Monterey Peninsula.
She has been on staff at O'Connor Hospital, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and currently at Community Hospital of the Monterey Pennisula.
Dr. Lagana lives on the Monterey Peninsula and has a 3 year old daughter Sophia.
Alvin Lau is the Co-Founder of Alohar Mobile, Alvin is responsible for it's business affairs, including business development and operations. Prior to Alohar Mobile, Alvin started up the Corporate Business Development Group at Dolby Laboratories, where he led the acquistions of a number of technology companies. Alvin was also head of business development for two pioneering startup companies: Digital 5 (which developed Internet-Connected Consumer Electronics Software) and Enroute Imaging (which developed 360-Degree Imaging Technology now used in Google Street View). He started his career at Roberson Stephens & Company and Klige & Company (the private equity and Venture Capital Arm of Metromedia Company).
Alvin has a MBA from Stanford Business School and an Engineering Degree from University of California Berkeley.
Dr. Sam Song Liang
Dr. Sam Song Liang is the CEO and Co-Founder of Alohar Mobile Inc., a mobile location based service company, based in Palo Alto, California. Before founding Alohar Mobile, Sam was the architect and lead of Google Location Server, which powers location services on thousands of mobile applications on spectrum of mobile plaftforms, including Google Android and iOS. Sam also architected Google's location API and Google Latitude.
Sam holds a number of patents in wireless and mobile technologies. Sam has a Ph.D in EE from Stanford University, specialized in Internet Systems. He also has MS in Computer Science from the University of Arizona and BS in Computer Science from Peking University.