Stephanie Wakefield, President, Vice President, Investor Relations, Box


Stephanie leads Box’s investor relations team. Previously, Stephanie headed up Informatica’s global Investor Relations team from 2003 through 2015. With a capital markets and marketing background, Stephanie took on the IR function in late 2003, when company had a ~$200m run rate and a market cap <$1 billion and helped drive recognition for growth to a $1+ billion revenue company with a market cap exceeding $5 billion. Prior to Investor Relations, Stephanie was a product and solutions marketer for Informatica and Microstrategy.

Stephanie started her career focusing on Eurobond issuance on the Debt Capital Markets desk at Deutsche Bank Securities. She has been honored by the American Business Awards with a Stevie Award as the Communications, PR or IR Executive of the Year 2011. Stephanie is also a two-time Institutional Investor All America Executive team member (2009, 2011).

Stephanie graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Economics and in Asian Studies (Chinese). She holds an MSc in Development Finance from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.

This is Stephanie’s fifth term on the Board.

Moriah Shilton, President-Elect, VP Communications, Investor Relations Consultant


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 fifth term on the NIRI Silicon Valley Board of Directors. She is a former NIRI National Board Director.

Elaine Gaudioso, VP Communications, Investor Relations Manager, Nimble Storage


Elaine works with the investor relations team at Nimble Storage as an Investor Relations Manager.

As the NIRI Silicon Valley Board Administrative Coordinator for the past several years, she had a unique inner view of the workings of the Board and the requirements for managing it. She managed membership metrics, designed and created presentations, and organized attendance at monthly events.

At Nimble Storage and her previous roles at Cisco, Riverbed Technology and Juniper Networks, she has expanded her skillset over the years to include competitive analysis, implementation of tracking databases, preparing presentations and creating investor-focused summaries to explain the company’s technology. Additionally, she manages multiple aspects of the quarterly earnings preparation, including coordination with Finance, tracking peer and competitor performance, and preparing management briefing materials. She is also responsible for attending investor meetings, investor outreach including daily communications with the Street, alignment of cross-functional communications, managing and reviewing vendor relationships, maintaining compliance and all logistical coordination of IR events and responsibilities.

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

This is Elaine’s second term on the Board.

Anil Gupta, VP Programs, Director, Investor Relations, Facebook


Anil Gupta is Director, Investor Relations for Facebook. Prior to joining Facebook in 2012, Anil worked in equity research for five years covering E-commerce, Internet and media equities at Imperial Capital and CIBC (now Oppenheimer). Anil previously spent four years as a strategy consultant and received his BS in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.

This is Anil’s second term on the board.

Joon Huh, VP Seminars, Vice President, Investor Relations, Visa


Joon Huh is Vice President of Investor Relations for Visa. 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 third term on the Board.

Kevin Kessel, CFA, VP Seminars, VP of Investor Relations, Flex


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 second term on the Board.

Josh McGinn, VP Treasury, Senior Vice President, American Stock Transfer


Josh McGinn is Senior Vice President, Western Region Relationship Management for American Stock Transfer & Trust 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 fifth term on the Board.

Shauna O’Boyle, VP Board Affairs, Director Analyst Relations, Oracle


Shauna O’Boyle is Director, Analyst Relations at Oracle. Previously she held IR roles at Oracle, NetApp and Lam Research. Before entering investor relations, Shauna was in charge of industry analyst relations at Informatica and was a product manager at Oracle. She began her career as a financial analyst at Charles Schwab after earning a MBA from San Francisco State and BA in Politics from Mount Holyoke College.

This is Shauna’s second term on the Board.

Meghan O’Leary, VP Seminars, Head of Investor Relations, Silicon Valley Bank


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 third term on the Board.

Marty Palka, VP Membership, Chief Intelligence Analyst, Cisco Systems


Marty Palka is Chief Intelligence Analyst, (CIA), Investor Relations for Cisco Systems. He has contributed to Cisco Systems’ strategic and tactical intelligence initiatives since joining the company in 1995, the last 18 years as a member of Cisco Investor Relations team. He focuses on creating and sharing wisdom and wealth that invigorates and positively impacts the way we work, live, play, and learn. Among his current specific responsibilities are Market Intelligence, Equity and Fixed Income relationships, and the important role that sustainable competitive advantage plays in maximizing shareholder value.

Marty has contributed to the Cisco Investor Relations team that has been awarded and recognized for its best practices in communications, trust, transparency, relationships, use of technology, and corporate social responsibility by Institutional Investor, IR Magazine, Barron’s and many others. Marty was recently awarded the 2013 Chapter Leadership Award from NIRI.

This is Marty’s 18th year in investor relations and his sixth year on the NIRI SV Board.

Kate Scolnick, VP Programs, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasury, Seagate Technology


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 third term on the Board.

Andy Simanek, VP Member Engagement, Head of Investor Relations, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Andy Simanek became the head of Investor Relations in November 2015 following the separation from HP where he had been a director on the Investor Relations team.

Andy worked for HP in various finance capacities over ten years. Prior to his role in Investor Relations, Andy managed the Capital Markets group within HP’s Treasury organization and was responsible for capital allocation strategy, share repurchases, dividend policy, and debt issuance. Before his time in Treasury, Andy spent five years leading a variety of forecasting and reporting efforts in the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis organization.

Andy earned both his MBA and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

This is Andrew’s first term on the NIRI Silicon Valley Board of Directors.

Michael Sullivan, Director-at-Large, Vice President of Investor Relations, Applied Materials


Mike Sullivan has worked in Silicon Valley for more than 20 years and joined NIRI in 2002. He is Vice President of Investor Relations at Santa Clara-based Applied Materials, a leading global equipment supplier to the semiconductor, LCD display and PV solar industries.

He joined Applied from Intel where he worked in investor relations from 2001-2008. He also held corporate communications roles at Intel’s Santa Clara, Munich and Swindon, U.K. offices from 1992-2001. He previously worked at communications agencies serving clients in semiconductors, computer hardware, services, software and distribution.

Mike received his MBA from Santa Clara University and BA from San Jose State University. He resides with his family in Santa Cruz and enjoys outdoor sports, recreation and music. He also enjoys motorcycling and serves on the advisory board of the RawHyde Adventures riding school.

This is Michael’s seventh term on the NIRI Silicon Valley Board of Directors.

Traci Tsuchiguchi, VP Programs, Vice President of Investor Relations at CA Technologies


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 first term on the NIRI Silicon Valley Board of Directors.