Join us for “Who is Jesus to You?” – The Power of Faith in Silicon Valley event, as we host Kirk Perry, President-Google Brand Solutions, Promod Haque, Senior Managing Partner-Norwest Venture Partners, and Deborah Liu, VP Marketplace-Facebook, as they share how their faith impact their life and work. Closing comments by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton of New Beginnings Christian Church. We encourage you to invite a friend to this life changing outreach event!
This event will be held on Saturday, Sept 15th, 2018 at the Fox Theater in Redwood City from 10:00am-12:30pm, doors open at 9:00am for coffee, pastries and networking.
Kirk Perry has been the President of Brand Solutions at Google Inc. since December 2013. He is responsible for driving Google’s revenue with the world’s largest advertisers and advertising agencies. He has extensive operational experience in marketing, operations, general management, consumer products, technology and digital media. Prior to his career at Google Inc., he spent twenty-three years with the Proctor & Gamble Company(P&G), beginning as Brand Assistant of Crest in 1990, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and general management roles. He served as the President on Special Assignment at P&G since 2011 and served as President of Global Family Care since May 2011 until December 2013. Mr. Perry received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing/Finance from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife Jacki have four children. Outside of work and family, he serves on the national board of the March of Dimes and the Citylink foundation as well as coaches youth sports.
Promod Haque has served as Senior Managing Partner at Norwest Venture Partners since 2013, where he focuses on enterprise and healthcare IT. He has twenty-eight years of experience in the venture capital industry and has been with Norwest since 1990. Mr. Haque has invested in more than 70 companies that have produced more than $40 billion in exit values. He’s also had more than 20 portfolio companies go public and more than 30 have been acquired. His most notable deals include Apigee (acquired by Google in 2016), Palerra (acquired by Oracle in 2016) and cybersecurity company FireEye, which was the second-best performing IPO in the U.S. in 2013. Recent investments include CareCloud, CognitiveScale, Dtex Systems, Health Catalyst, Prevedere, Shape Security, Simpplr and SlashNext. Mr. Haque holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he serves on the advisory board. Outside of work, he likes to spend time with his four grandkids and teach them extra math and science to prepare them for a technology-driven world. He is also involved with church-related nonprofit volunteering and is on the board of trustees of Biola University.
Deborah Liu is Vice President Marketplace at Facebook. She spent the past five years overseeing billing and consumer payment systems, as well as Marketplace, Facebook’s portal for connecting consumers and small businesses. She led the development of Facebook’s first mobile ad product for apps and Audience Network while also building the company’s games business and payments platform. Deborah has been named one of the most powerful female engineers of 2017 by Business Insider and is a 15-year veteran in the tech industry. Prior to Facebook, she spent several years in product management roles at PayPal and eBay, including leading the integration between the two companies. Actively involved with promoting diversity and women in tech, Ms. Liu serves on the board of Expanding Your Horizons Network, a non-profit that focuses on inspiring girls to pursue STEM careers. She co-created the Women in Product nonprofit after realizing that there was no forum for this underrepresented community to connect. She is also a member of Intuit’s board of directors. Ms. Liu has an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Duke University.