About Us

The Silicon Valley Employers Forum (SVEF) is the only global association focused on employee benefits in the high-tech industry.  Founded in 1994 as a 501(c) (6), SVEF comprises over 65 global employers.  Our members are some of the most progressive and leading employers in technology, employing over 2 million people in 120 countries.

Our Mission

The Silicon Valley Employers Forum (SVEF) impacts the evolution of global benefits through plan designs and administration, sharing and educating about innovative ideas, and partnering with companies to promote beneficial social change.

Read more on how the Silicon Valley Employers Forum is impacting the world of global benefits in our annual report.

What We Do

The Silicon Valley Employers Forum (SVEF) facilitates the sharing of U.S., International, and Global benefits practices to enable our members to strategize, optimize, and manage benefits programs in support of their employees and family members. We partner with vendors and stakeholders, while respecting the culture, philosophy, and benefits strategy of member companies.

We bring together professionals who manage employee benefits and enable networking and learning opportunities through our member meetings, roundtables and events.

We engage with some of the most progressive and world leading high-tech employers

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Global high-tech employers

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Global workforce

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Countries worldwide

SVEF has been pioneering in global benefits since 1994: watch more here

Our Team

Melanie Chang
Melanie Chang
Program Manager
Arianna Dean
Arianna Dean
Benefits Data Analyst
Karine Desruisseaux
Karine Desruisseaux
Senior Program Manager
Matt Gismondi
Matt Gismondi
Senior Program Manager
Erik Kapelke
Erik Kapelke
Advisor Member and Partner Engagement
Gloria Lee
Gloria Lee
Program Manager
Alison Main
Alison Main
Director
Ron Sinha MD
Ron Sinha, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Barbara Thompson
Barbara Thompson
Director
Lisa Warren
Lisa Warren
Program Coordinator
Lisa Yee
Lisa Yee
President and CEO

Governance

The Board of Directors is the organization’s governing body and is comprised of member representatives. The Board has oversight to the Compensation and Investment Committees.

Dana Armanino
Dana Armanino
Netflix
Sarah Gregory Board Member (1)
Sarah Gregory
Marvell Technologies
Tracey Gannon
Tracey Gannon
Investment Committee Chair
eBay
Abigail Hollingsworth
Abigail Hollingsworth
Salesforce
Jeanine Kaji
Jeanine Kaji
Compensation Committee Chair
Agilent Technologies
Tanner Brunsdale Board Member (2)
Tanner Brunsdale
Lyft
Marni McDowell
Marni McDowell
Micron
Cynthia Radovich
Cynthia Radovich
Applied Materials
Crystal Ruocchio
Crystal Ruocchio
Board President and Chair
Cadence
Alice Vichaita
Alice Vichaita
Board Treasurer
Atlassian
Lori Wong
Lori Wong
Secretary
AutoDesk
Selina Jones May Board Member
Selina Jones-May
Lumentum
William Meijer Board Member
William Meijer
Airbnb
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