Key Lessons From Top Tech Execs

Event Description:

A Practical Approach For Creating The Most Effective Culture For High Growth Companies

What if you could be mentored by someone who was on the executive team at Oracle with Larry Ellison or worked side by side with Eric Schmidt? What could you learn from participating in the rapid growth of successful tech startups like NetApp and Zynga – or by being a fly on the wall as executives at Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google faced some of their most challenging times? At tonight’s event, we bring you the next best thing…

Spend an evening with Louis Selincourt as he shares his real world wisdom gained over a 35+ year career as a successful tech company executive. Louis will be joined by Regan Bach, an accomplished executive coach and organization development consultant for some of the valley’s most successful organizations, and serial entrepreneur and board advisor Dave Kresse. Dave is currently the CEO of Coraid and prior to his current role was CEO of Mu Dynamics which was acquired by Spirent.

You will leave this thought leadership session with a truly simple framework that you can put into immediate use to assist you in achieving greater team focus, accountability, scalability, motivation and results. The framework, which has been developed and implemented over the past 20+ years spanning many successful companies, will be discussed from both a behavioral and operational perspective while referencing real world and practical examples.

Discover what it really takes to be successful in a fast paced tech startup!


Louis Selincourt & Regan Bach
Managing Partners at Better Faster Further

Dave Kresse
CEO at Coraid

Presenter Bios:

Louis SelincourtLouis Selincourt – Louis has over 35 years of experience working across all functions and leadership positions in both small and large high tech companies including many small companies that became large companies during his tenure, such as Oracle, NetApp and Zynga. Louis has gained a reputation, while working in the US and 15+ other countries and cultures, as the “get the hard job done guy” especially where fast growth and scalability are expected. Louis, who is a huge soccer fan and snowboarder, lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Michelle – they have three grown children, two who are out in the world making a difference, and one still in college.

Regan BachRegan Bach – Regan has a formal background in Organizational Psychology, Sociology, and Human Services, and works with senior leaders and organizations in a variety of capacities that include coaching, consulting, and advisory services. He has a wealth of experience working in fast-paced, interrupt-driven technology companies where leadership agility and high stakes decision-making are paramount. His experience, combined with a diverse upbringing and extensive world travels, give Regan a unique perspective on individual and organizational change. Regan was also a professional whitewater kayaker for 10 years. He currently lives in Marin County and is the father of two daughters and a son.

Dave KresseDave Kresse – Dave Kresse is a seasoned executive with more than fifteen years of executive experience in the technology industry. He is currently the CEO of Coraid, the market leading provider of data storage solutions for cloud service providers and enterprises that are experiencing rapid, unpredictable data growth. Dave also holds a board seat as an independent director at Embrane, whose mission is to accelerate network agility and security through application-centric networking solutions.

Prior to Coraid, Dave was CEO of application performance and security vendor Mu Dynamics, which was acquired by Spirent. Before joining Mu Dynamics, Dave served as Vice President and General Manager of the NetApp storage management and application integration business, where he drove rapid revenue growth and led the first solution integration effort between NetApp and VMware. Prior to NetApp, Dave held leadership positions at Leapfrog Enterprises, PowerSchool, Inc. (acquired by Apple Computer), and Bain & Company. Dave lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Anne and two children.

Join us! Food and wine will be served

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Event Details

November 11, 2014


950 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304


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