Corporate Leadership Breakfast

The 2017 Corporate Leadership Breakfast will take place in April – please check back for more details!



Thank you to all who attended the 2016 event, especially our guest speaker Parker Harris and our moderator Jeanette Calandra, San Jose Managing Partner at PwC.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
7:30 am – Networking & Coffee
8:00 am – Breakfast and Program
City Club, 155 Sansome, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104


 Title Sponsor

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Table Sponsors
Bain & Company
Jennifer & Chris Brahm
Santen Inc. 

Media Sponsor

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“Innovation for Good” : A Fireside Chat with
Parker Harris, co-founder of Salesforce
Parker Harris








Parker Harris oversees product strategy for Salesforce, from design to development to service delivery.

Parker founded Salesforce along with Marc Benioff, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in the spring of 1999. Prior to founding Salesforce, Parker developed cloud computing expertise at Left Coast Software, a company he co-founded in 1996, and sales force automation expertise at Metropolis Software, an early pioneer in field sales force automation subsequently acquired by Clarify.

Parker developed a love of math, science and computer programming at an early age, but also developed the other side of his brain with a fluency in French and a degree in English Literature from Middlebury College.

Read an interview here from Business Insider.


The event will end at about 9:00 am.
Business attire recommended as well as advance ticket sales.
For questions & sponsorship opportunities, please contact our special events manager at (415) 673-0911,
ext. 306 or [email protected]



Past Guest Speakers:

2015 – Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb.
Fireside chat topic The Shared Economy, moderated buy Jim Henry
San Francisco Managing Partner at PwC

2014 – George C. Halvorson, Chairman and CEO,  Kaiser Permanente 2002-2013.
Presentation Topic: “Affordable Care, Healthy People and the Next Set of Priorities for Us All.”
View photos from 2014 event.

2013 – Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
View the photos here: 2013 Corporate Leadership Breakfast

2012 – Chip Conley, Founder, Joie de Vivre
Presentation Topic: “What I Learned about Business, the Community, and Myself during 25 years in the Tenderloin
View the 2012 Photos 

2011Larry Baer, President and COO, San Francisco Giants
Presentation Topic: “Taking Risks to Achieve Your Dreams”
View the 2011 Photos

2010 – Ted Schlein, Managing Partner,  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Presentation Topic:  “The Business of Hope”, Venture Investing in Digital Tech, Green Tech, Life Sciences, and Our Youth

2008Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., former EVP & CFO, Genentech, Inc.
Presentation Topic:  “What’s Your Strategy?”, “What makes a Good to Great Company?”, and “Strategic Plan is Bridge to Succeeding with Vision”.

2007 – Howard I. Atkins, SEVP & CFO, Wells Fargo & Company
Presentation Topic
: Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy

2006 (November) –Harris Barton, Managing Partner/Founder, HRJ Capital, Former San Francisco 49er, Three-Time Super Bowl Champ
Presentation Topic
:  “Winning Strategies”, Lessons Learned Along the Way

2006 (January)Patricia C. Dunn, former CEO, Barclays Global Investors
Presentation Topic
:  Corporate Social Responsibility

2005 – Howard Lester, Chairman, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Presentation Topic
:  Corporate Philanthropy