W. Virginia Walker


Virginia has been a Silicon Valley executive for over 30+ years. She has an extensive background in finance, sales, marketing and general management across a broad spectrum of high tech environments. She has worked in companies ranging in size from a billion dollars in revenue to start-ups, and in varied industries including the telecommunications software industry, the business intelligence software industry, the biotech industry, and the semiconductor industry.

Tom Hayes


With a 25-year career in Silicon Valley, Tom Hayes has run the full circuit. He worked in the chip business for AMD, the computer business at HP and was vice president of corporate marketing at the network software company, Enea. But he is best known for his role as vice president of Applied Materials, where his marketing strategies helped transform a once-little-known chip-equipment company into a $10 billion powerhouse and a NASDAQ darling.

John Smolucha


John has enjoyed a 25-year career in developing and executing the strategies that successfully reposition companies and create new market segments. He has held executive positions at Enea AB, Motorola Semiconductor, Metrowerks Corporation, Encirq Corporation, and Software Development Systems. His experience spans a variety of industries ranging from semiconductors to telecommunications software to mobile handsets.

Linda Thompson


Linda is an accomplished, results-oriented technology marketing executive with a 20-year track record of delivering revenue growth for everything from Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She possesses a proven ability to develop and execute business strategies that consistently exceed revenue objectives. Her approach has been described as disciplined, smart, and results-oriented.

Charles F. Toney


 Charles has been providing organizational development and training to a number of fortune 500 companies for more than 25 years. Most of his career has focused on helping companies accelerate growth and improve performance. He spent approximately 15 years of his career at NUMMI — a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, as a management consultant and trainer. Here, his work often took him to Japan where he became steeped in the Japanese methods of strategy management, synchronous manufacturing, quality control, and teamwork.

Glen Toney


  For over twenty years, Dr. Glen O. Toney served as a top executive with Applied Materials, Inc., the largest supplier of products and services to the global semiconductor industry. As Group Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Dr. Toney led the development and implementation of Applied Materials’ Global Human Resources strategies and was also responsible for corporate philanthropy, community relations, public relations, governmental affairs and employee communications. Dr Toney was recognized in Forbes Magazine for helping to earn the company glowing recognition as one of America’s best places to work.