5:00 - 6:00 - Meet the speakers, Cocktail Reception
6:00 - 7:30 - Facilitated Discussion
Corporate cultures are tricky business. Leaders know when they have a good one or bad one but have no idea how it happened. Moran will explore different corporate cultures and provide a roadmap for creating one that works for any organization.
CEO, RedSeal, Inc., Board Director, NACD Northern California
Ray is chairman and chief executive officer of RedSeal Inc., an enterprise cybersecurity company based in San Jose, CA.
In 2013, Ray transitioned to partner emeritus of Venrock, an early-stage tech investment partnership originally formed by the Rockefeller family. During his 25-year career at Venrock, he invested in 53 early-stage technology companies, led both the Internet and energy investment programs, and was a member of the management committee. His market-leading cybersecurity investments included Check Point Software Technologies, Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, and Shape Security Inc., to name a few.
His Venrock track record resulted in his being listed twice on the Forbes Midas List. A leader in the venture industry, he was elected by his peers as chairman of the National Venture Capital Association for 2012-13. He is an active angel investor and serves on the boards of Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU), and several private companies, including Team8, Shape Security Inc., Colabo, CTERA Networks, Unbounded Tech, and TAE Technologies, a clean fusion energy company.
Ray has testified several times to Congress and the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, and he is an invited speaker on venture capital, start-up companies, cybersecurity, nuclear energy, climate change, and energy policy in general.
In 2018, he authored Digital Resilience: Is Your Company Ready for the Next Cyber Threat (HarperCollins), a management thought leadership book with a practical and effective strategy to win the cyberwar the world is in today. In his advocacy role for clean energy, he was a co-executive producer of the documentary Pandora’s Promise in 2013. In 2019, he was a co-producer of Chasing the Moon for PBS/American Experience. Additionally, Ray is a founding member and director of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, as well as on the board of the Breakthrough Institute (Oakland, CA). As a result of his advocacy on private-public partnerships for clean energy, he serves on both the Department of Energy’s GAIN Executive Advisory Board and on its Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Columbia University Center for Radiological Research.
Ray holds a B.S. in nuclear engineering (summa cum laude) from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. He is a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M University and of the MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering Department and a distinguished member of Tau Beta Pi. He is a member of the Corporation for MIT, serving on several visiting committees. He is vice chairman of the board of the University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), as well as a trustee of the Carnegie Institute of Science and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (both in Washington, DC). He also serves on the National Association of Corporate Directors Northern California Chapter Board. He also is the bassist in the Bay Area rock group Up and to the Right.
Richard A. Moran is managing partner at Blue Book Ventures. In addition to serving on many public and private boards, he is a noted San Francisco-based business leader, workplace pundit, bestselling author, consultant, and venture capitalist. He is best known for his series of humorous business books, beginning with the bestselling Never Confuse a Memo with Reality, which started the genre of "Business Bullet Books."
Moran previously served as president of Menlo College, CEO and vice chairman at Accretive Solution, partner at Venrock, chairman of the board at Portal Software, and partner at Accenture. Moran has served on the boards of Glu Mobile Games, Winery Exchange, and Mechanics Bank, among others. He currently serves on the boards of PerfectForms, AMBI, New Day Investing, World Wide Women, and the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation.
Moran also serves on the management team of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, is a partner at SVG Partners, and is a member of the Global Irish Network, a network launched in 2010 comprising 350 of the most senior Irish and Irish-connected businesspeople from over 40 countries.
In the public or not-for-profit sector, he serves on The Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is the chair of the Audit Committee at the Noyce Foundation, the National Board of Visitors at the Indiana University School of Education. Previously, he served as a regent at Saint Ignatius College Prep and chair of Project Open Hand. Moran also serves on the Accountability Structures Expert Panel for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Rich Moran is a radio personality featured on KCBS Radio in San Francisco. He is the host of In the Workplace, a program that discusses workplace issues and airs weekly to over a million listeners. He is also a frequent contributor as an influencer on LinkedIn.