Silicon Valley Business Journal Highlights 100 Women Leaders in the Bay Area
The Silicon Valley Business Journal has recently published an article highlighting 100 women leaders in the Bay Area. The winners include Marvell’s President and CEO Matt Murphy and Freedom Financial Network’s CFO Jean Hu. The journal also recently named San Jose Water as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area. Read more about the women who are making history in the Bay Area today. After all, it’s all about what you’re doing here.
100 local women are honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal
The Silicon Valley Business Journal is celebrating 100 women in the Bay Area with a list of “100 Women of Influence,” an annual honor given to outstanding women in the business community. These women have achieved incredible success in their fields and have had significant positive impacts in their communities. The list includes women in the tech sector, such as Kirsty Duncan, director of social impact for the Sereno Group’s 1% For Good initiative. She says her career began with limited experience, education and no resume. Despite that, she built a career as a real estate agent in the Silicon Valley during the early 1990s.
Maheen Hamid, the founder of Breker Verification Systems, was named a Woman of Influence. Breker Verification Systems provides advanced test content synthesis solutions for SoC, UVM, and Post-Silicon verification environments. She will be recognized at the Women of Influence Award Ceremony, which will be held on May 15 at the Hilton Signia San Jose. The event will also recognize women in the nonprofit, public and government sectors who are making a difference in the region.
Marvell’s President and CEO Matt Murphy
The latest CEO spotlight comes from Marvell Technology Group Ltd. President and CEO Matt Murphy was named to lead the company’s ongoing operations, drive new technology development, and build a growth strategy. He joined Marvell in July 2016 after serving as the Executive Vice President of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. For two decades, Matt led product development and go-to-market activities for the company.
The company’s shortage of chips is hurting its sales and revenue. This has led some analysts to project 400 million PCs worldwide over the next two years. While that may be a reasonable estimate, Murphy questioned whether this trajectory was realistic. Another industry that has suffered from a chip shortage is the automotive industry. In January, GM reported a 30% decline in U.S. vehicle sales attributed to the shortage of chips.
Freedom Financial Network’s CFO Jean Hu
As a CFO at the Silicon Valley company, Jean Hu is a well-respected industry leader. She has more than 15 years of experience in the health care and financial services industries. In addition to her current role as CFO of Freedom Financial Network, she has held a variety of positions in other organizations. She has overseen accounts payable and payroll functions for 125 employees. She is also a member of the board of the MORE Project.
San Jose Water named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area
The San Francisco Business Times has named two Bay Area companies as one of the region’s fastest-growing private companies: Mason-McDuffie Mortgage and California City Water. Both companies have shown steady revenue growth and have been recognized as one of the Bay Area’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition, San Jose Water was named to the list for the second consecutive year.
The California Water Service is the third largest investor-owned water utility in the United States, formed in 1926. It is headquartered in San Jose and has six wholly owned subsidiaries that serve over four90,000 people. The company has over $400 million in revenue and more than $1.5 billion in gross utility plant assets. The company has earned several awards, including being named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s list of “Best Places to Work.”
A healthy creek is representative of the health of its watershed. Valley Water works to restore and protect natural habitats, including wetlands and transitional zones. This work is done in collaboration with local cities and counties. It is also involved in preserving open space and providing recreational opportunities. Valley Water opened more than 70 miles of creekside trails since 2003. And it continues to grow by leaps and bounds.