Our Board

Keri-Waters

Board President

Keri Waters is the CEO & Co-founder of Buoy Labs / Resideo. Keri stands for using technology to reduce water waste. She’s also a board member for Cruz Foam and YaDoggie. Keri has a BS from MIT in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

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Board Treasurer

Bob Cagle is the CEO & Co-founder of productOps. ProductOps is a software product consulting company located in Santa Cruz. Bob is the founder of Santa Cruz Works, and he believes that there is an entrepreneur in everyone.

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Scott Brandt is the Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Santa Cruz. Scott has been involved with UCSC for many years as a Professor of Computer Science and then an Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.

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Helder Carvalheira is the VP Global Engineering Services of Poly (formerly known as Plantronics). Helder has worked at Poly for 18 years, initially is a senior program manager. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from St Mary’s College in California.

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Toby Cory is a Stanford University Lecturer and teaches “The Spirit of Entrepreneurship”. Toby deeply believes in creating companies that focus on fighting climate change, saving the planet, and helping humanity.

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Bonnie Lipscomb is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Santa Cruz. Bonnie’s work aims on making Santa Cruz a place where people want to work and live in. She wants local companies to stay in Santa Cruz instead of going over the hill.

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Jacob Martinez is the Founder/Executive Director at Digital NEST. Jacob is passionate about supporting young people to become tech leaders. His company is based out of Watsonville. Jacob has a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UCSC and an MS in Instructional Science and Technology from California State University, Monterey Bay.

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Jeremy Neuner is the Head of Space + Community at Launchpad Google. Jeremy builds strong, collaborative communities. Jeremy was the Executive Director of Santa Cruz Works in 2015. He has a BA in English from Georgetown University and an MPA from Harvard.

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Margaret Rosas is the VP Department of Customer Love at Looker. Looker is a computer software company that was founded in 2012. Margaret helps companies use their data to drive their decisions in the right direction.