Moriah Shilton, Senior Vice President, LHA Associates- President


Moriah Shilton served as the VP, Corporate Strategy & Relations at Meetyl, a San Francisco based technology company that enables direct engagement between investors and issuers from February 2015 through June 2016. Prior to Meetyl, she was Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Tessera Technologies, Inc., a technology miniaturization company located in San Jose, CA. She has more than 20 years business and legal experience, including over 15 years in investor relations. At Tessera, she headed up the company’s investor relations program where she was the primary contact for its investors and analysts and was responsible for all financial communication. At the start of 2012, Moriah took on additional responsibilities as head of Tessera’s corporate communications efforts.

Prior to Tessera, Moriah was Vice President at LHA, one of the nation’s leading independent investor relations firm, where she managed multiple investor relations programs for small cap technology companies. She graduated with honors from Dartmouth College. Her post graduate work includes financial and accounting courses at UC Berkeley Extension.

This is Moriah’s seventh term on the NIRI Silicon Valley Board of Directors. She is a former NIRI National Board Director.

Susanna Chau, Investor Relations Officer, Life Sciences - Vice President, Programs


Susanna Chau is a life sciences investor relations officer, most recently at immuno-oncology drug company Compugen as Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Prior to this, she held IR roles at Coherus (biosimilars), Astex Pharmaceuticals and Exelixis (oncology drug development) and Affymetrix (genomic testing). She practices three main tenets in IR: transparency, addressing perceived corporate shortfalls head-on, and setting investor expectations. Her war chest of experiences include: an activist challenge from a protégé of Carl Icahn; year one post-IPO; post-merger company name change and rebranding.

For NIRI SF and SV, she leads the Life Sciences Subgroup and the Mentorship Program. In the past Susanna served on the 2015 and 2016 NIRI Annual Conference Committees, co-organizing a panel on short attacks, as well as a crisis management panel. Prior to IR, she held roles in life sciences marketing and as a bench scientist in agricultural biotechnology. Susanna received a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Plant Biology from University of California, Berkeley, and a minor in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business.

This is Susanna's first term on the Board.

Elaine Gaudioso, Investor Relations Manager, Box - Vice President, Board Affairs


Elaine is the Investor Relations Manager at Box, a cloud content management company. Prior to joining Box, she held IR roles at other networking companies such as Nimble Storage, Cisco, and Juniper Networks. She began her career in recruiting at Business Objects (now SAP) before transitioning into investor relations.

Elaine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from California State University Hayward.

This is Elaine’s fourth term on the Board.

Joon Huh, Vice President, Investor Relations at Zuora- Vice President, Treasurer


Joon Huh is Vice President, Investor Relations at Zuora. Before joining Visa in 2016, he held various financial leadership positions over nine years at Yahoo, including Investor Relations and Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Yahoo, Joon spent several years in financial services at Mesirow Financial, Deloitte and Bear Stearns. He began his career as an engineer at General Electric. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a BS in engineering from the University of Washington.

This is Joon’s fifth term on the Board.

Kevin Kessel, CFA, Vice President, Investor Relations, Flex- Vice President, Marketing and Communications


Kevin Kessel joined Flex in 2009 to lead its Investor Relations initiative. Previously Kevin was a Senior Equity Research Analyst and Vice President for JPMorgan and a Managing Director for Bear Stearns, where he covered the Technology Supply Chain for nearly a decade and was ranked as part of the Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team numerous times. Prior to working on Wall Street, Kevin was a consultant with Accenture in its Electronics and High Tech group with a focus on supply chain.

Kevin graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics and an emphasis in Accounting. Kevin has been a CFA charterholder since 2003.

This is Kevin’s fifth term on the Board.

Ben Lu, VP, Investor Relations and Head of Market Analytics, Logitech - Vice President, Programs


Ben Lu joined Logitech in May 2016 to transform its Investor Relations program. In addition to leading Logitech's Investor Relations program, Ben also heads up its Market Data Analytics team and is responsible for market forecasting and New Product Introduction (NPI) planning. Prior to joining Logitech, Ben spent nearly 20 years in both the buyside investment management and sellside equity research industries.

Ben graduated from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU with a dual degree in Finance and Information Systems. Ben has been a CFA charterholder since 2000.

This is Ben's first term on the Board.

Josh McGinn, Senior Vice President, AST- Vice President, Spring Seminar


Josh McGinn is Senior Vice President, Western Region Relationship Management for AST with more than 29 years of industry experience. In his current role, Josh manages shareholder services for publicly traded and private companies out of AST’s San Francisco Bay Area office where he assists with planning, developing and administering a wide range of services, including stock splits, acquisitions involving both stock and cash exchanges, corporate spin-offs, implementing and administering Direct Stock Purchase Plans, assisting clients with DRS, full dematerialization programs and shareholder information and communication campaigns. Josh also has a solid background with annual meetings, proxy mailings, solicitations and proxy contests.

Prior to joining AST, Josh was with Computershare, BNY Mellon and EquiServe organizations having started Bank of Boston’s proxy solicitation department in the late 1980’s and contributing to that organization’s e-proxy, e-distribution, and proxy Householding services. Josh holds both BS and MBA degrees from Boston University, has earned his Series 7 license, and has attained Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation. He is a member of NIRI, the Society for Corporate Governance(“SCG”), and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals(“NASPP”).

This is Josh’s seventh term on the Board.

James Miln, Vice President, FP&A, Yelp - Vice President, Spring Seminar


James Miln is currently Senior Director for Investor Relations at eBay, where he has been since August 2017. He was previously Senior Director for Investor Relations at Yahoo, where he saw through to conclusion the sale of the media business to Verizon and the establishment of the registered investment company, Altaba Inc.

James started his global finance career at Unilever. Based in London, Chicago and Greenwich, CT he worked with many of the top consumer brands in the world, such as Dove, Axe and Bestfoods. He joined Yahoo in London, quickly moving to Switzerland in support of their European advertising business, before moving out to their Sunnyvale headquarters for senior FP&A roles. He moved into Investor Relations in 2014.

James is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classics from Cambridge University, England.

This is James' first term on the Board.

Meghan O’Leary, Head of Investor Relations, Silicon Valley Bank- President-Elect


Meghan leads investor relations for SVB Financial Group, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank. In this role, she oversees all aspects of SVB’s relationships with investors, sell-side analysts and credit rating agencies. She was responsible for developing and driving the company’s first proactive IR program, which, in its first year, garnered a nomination in IR Magazine’s annual awards for “Greatest Improvement in Investor Relations.” Meghan has been recognized numerous times in Institutional Investor magazine’s annual “All America Executive Team” awards as a top SMID-cap bank IRO.

Prior to heading up IR at SVB, Meghan spent more than a decade in marketing and public relations, as head of public relations for Silicon Valley Bank; vice president of marketing for Brience, an early mobile content delivery startup; and vice president at Cunningham Communication — at the time Silicon Valley’s leading high-tech public relations firm — where she advised clients on public relations strategy and execution, and brand positioning.

Meghan began her career as a journalist, covering technology strategy, management and implementation for CIO Magazine and, before that, for PC Week. Her articles have been cited in numerous textbooks and academic publications.

Meghan received an AB in English Literature from Smith College.

This is Meghan’s fifth term on the Board.

Katrina Rymill, Vice President, Investor Relations, Equinix- Vice President, Programs


Katrina Rymill is the Vice President of Investor Relations at Equinix, a global interconnection and data center provider. Joining Equinix in 2011, she spearheaded the effort of re-architecting the company’s IR messaging and communication strategy. Projects have included establishing long-term financial targets, setting up Equinix’s first share buyback program, investor targeting, and communicating Equinix’s transition to a REIT structure. Prior to Equinix, Katrina was Director of Investor Relations at CyberSource, an ecommerce payment gateway, which was acquired by Visa in 2010. In 2009, CyberSource Investor Relations was ranked 2nd by Institutional Investor Magazine. Previously, Katrina was the Head of Investor Relations at Redback Networks. There, she created the IR program after Redback emerged from a Chapter 11 debt restructuring, and worked to build a diversified investor base, including a $200 million Secondary Offering. Katrina started her career at Merrill Lynch in Investment Banking, where she worked on various leveraged finance and debt deals.

Katrina earned an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan and a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University.

This is Katrina's second term on the board.

Kate Scolnick, Senior Vice President, IR, Corporate Communications and Treasurer, Seagate Technology- Vice President, Marketing and Communications


Kate Scolnick is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasury for Seagate Technology, a leading global high-tech storage solutions company. With over 20 years of financial communications and investor relations experience, Kate’s career concentration has been in information technology sector, including investor relations positions at EMC Corporation, McAfee, and Intel. Institutional Investor Magazine named Kate to their All America Executive Team rankings of best investor relations professionals in the IT Hardware sector for the past three years.

She received her B.A. from Michigan State University.

This is Kate’s fourth term on the Board.

Traci Tsuchiguchi, Vice President, Citrix- Vice President, Membership


Traci Tsuchiguchi is Vice President of Investor Relations at CA Technologies. Prior IR positions include Vice President of Investor Relations at Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and Senior Vice President at Addo Communications, an investor relations agency.

Prior to making the transition into investor relations, Traci was an equity analyst at Seneca Capital Management in San Francisco for 8 years covering primarily Technology stocks as well as some Consumer and Health Care names. She started her career on the sell-side at Prudential Securities working in institutional equity sales and trading and in equity research.

She is a graduate of Cornell University.

This is Traci’s third term on the NIRI Silicon Valley Board of Directors.

Kim Watkins, CFA, Director, Investor Relations, Intuit, Inc.- Vice President, Spring Seminar


Kim Watkins is Head of Investor Relations at Intuit, where she is the primary point of contact for the investment community. Prior to joining Intuit in September 2016, Kim led Investor Relations at Ruckus Wireless prior to Ruckus being acquired by Brocade. Before joining Ruckus, Kim spent 20 years in the financial services industry, including the last 18 years as a financial analyst. Most recently Kim worked at Citi where she was a Vice President and Analyst on the Communication Equipment & Data Networking equity research team, including lead coverage of Brocade, Polycom, and Riverbed. Prior to that she was a Vice President on the same team for 4 years at Morgan Stanley, where she worked on the Ruckus IPO in 2012, preceded by 9 years at JPMorgan, where Kim was also lead analyst on the RF/cabling Wireless Equipment names. Kim was a founding member of a team ranked #1 by Institutional Investor Magazine 12 times.

Kim holds an MBA from University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, a BBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

This is Kim's second term on the board.