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I'd like to introduce Jamie Villagomez, our incoming Chief Financial
Officer. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading finance in
small startups and large companies, and supporting non-profits as a
volunteer and an advisor. Jaime will be joining us February 1st, overseeing
our Finance, Administration, and OIT teams.
Most recently, Jaime served as CFO at two startups: AnyCOMM, a smart cities
startup, and Karum Group, which focused on extending credit services to
underserved, unbanked communities in Mexico. Before then he was Vice
President of Finance at Advent Software, QRS, and Northpoint
Communications. He held senior strategy and finance roles at several large
telecommunication companies, including AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and
Pacific Bell, often acting as an ambassador to local communities they
Jaime is a first generation San Franciscan. He speaks fluent Spanish, and
has strong connections to his extended family in Latin America. Jaime holds
a deep appreciation for diversity, the importance of learning environments,
and the urgency of advancing the lives of those in need. He is committed to
bringing his experience to these issues through support for local community
organizations and non-profits, including the Salvation Army, the San
Francisco Conservation Corps, the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, and Arriba Juntos, a San Francisco-based educational and
vocational training organization.
Jaime’s work gives him an important perspective on our current needs and
future opportunities. He has experience in small companies and large global
organizations, has planned and budgeted for major technology and
programmatic work, has led and developed strong finance and operating
teams, and mentored non-profits with a focus on integrity, accountability,
authenticity, and trust. He is a great fit for our values and needs.
Jaime has a BS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an
MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his
wife and their two children in Walnut Creek. He loves to spend time with
family and friends, travel to Latin America, and support the adventures and
passions of his children.
I would like to thank everyone involved in this search, especially Amy
Elder and Boryana , who managed the recruiting process through a new, open
approach. We had more than 200 candidates, interviewed 34 people, and
followed up with six finalists. Everyone who spoke with Jaime throughout
the process gave unanimously positive feedback (a combination of staff,
executives and board members). Jaime will be reporting directly to me. We
are very excited to have him as a part of the Foundation’s leadership team.
Please join me in welcoming Jaime.