Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable

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Press release located here.

Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable Final Report — Click here to download!


The Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable (SVRR) is a group of Silicon Valley leaders from the business, education, labor, and social sectors who have come together to chart a path to a Better Normal for all members of the Silicon Valley community.

Composed of 59 CEO’s, leaders and thinkers from business, education, labor and non-profit sectors that represent communities from across the region, the Roundtable was tapped to make policy recommendations to local and regional governing bodies to ensure political leaders are best positioned to harness state and federal resources to tackle challenges brought on by the pandemic and those that have become more urgent because of it. In doing this work, the group identified many cross-sector opportunities to bolster the efforts of policymakers.

To facilitate that conversation, the SVRR created the Mayors’ Circle, a group of leaders representing 32 cities that comprise Silicon Valley.


About the report

The first action of SVRR was to produce “Building a Better Normal,” a comprehensive report that details key steps the entire community of Silicon Valley can take to make the community better coming out of the pandemic than when it started. 

SVRR intends to continue its work through an open-source approach that takes advantage of the marketplace of ideas offered in the report. Members will continue cross-sector collaboration and track progress on key recommendations.

Click to read the report here.

Click to read the press release here.

Roundtable Participants


Chuck Robbins — Chairman and CEO, Cisco

Bobby Alvarado — Executive Officer, NorCal Carpenter’s Regional Council

Dr. Lisa Su — President and CEO, AMD

Carl Guardino — President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG)

Nicole Taylor — President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation



Teresa Alvarado — Chief of Local Impact, SPUR

Greg Becker — President and CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

Mike Blach — CEO and Chairman, Blach Construction

Dr. Byron Clift Breland — Chancellor, SJ/Evergreen Community College District

Alex Chan — Proprietor, Lion Supermarket

Irene Chavez — Sr. Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose Medical Center

Oscar De La Torre — Business Manager, Northern California District Council of Laborers

Shaun Del Grande — CEO, Del Grande Dealer Group

Nuria Fernandez — General Manager and CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Jesus Flores — Executive Director, Latino Business Foundation and President, Alum Rock Santa Clara County Business Association

Michael Fox, Jr — President and CEO, Goodwill of Silicon Valley

Raquel González — Market President, Bank of America

Gary Guthart — CEO, Intuitive Surgical

Chuck Hammers — President, Pizza My Heart

Russell Hancock — President and CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Barrie Hathaway — President and CEO, JobTrain

Reid Hoffman — Co-Founder, Linkedin and Partner, Greylock

Drew Hudacek — Chief Investment Officer, Sares Regis

Lisa Jackson — VP Environment, Policy, & Social Initiatives, Apple

Sal Khan — Founder, Khan Academy

Ibi Krukrubo — Silicon Valley Managing Partner, EY

Janet Lamkin — California President, United Airlines

Chris Lehane — Head of Global Policy & Communications, Airbnb

Jo Lerma-Lopez — Chef / Owner, Luna Mexican Kitchen

Aaron Levie — CEO, Co-founder, and Chairman, Box

Matt Lituchy — Chief Investment Officer, Jay Paul Co.

Phil Mahoney — Executive Vice Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank

Matthew Mahood — President and CEO, SVO / Chamber of Commerce

Linda Mandolini — President, Eden Housing

Maria Marroquin — Executive Director, Day Worker Center of Mountain View

Connie Martinez — CEO, SVCreates

Doug Merritt — President and CEO, Splunk

Father Kevin O’Brien — President, Santa Clara University

Dheeraj Pandey — CEO, Nutanix

Mary Papazian — President, San Jose State University

Rohan Patel — Senior Director, Global Policy and Business Development, Tesla

Rudy Reyes — VP Legal, Regulatory, Public Policy, & Community Affairs, Verizon

Laurie Richardson — Director Global Affairs Strategy and Implementation, Google

Sharon Ryan — President and Publisher, Bay Area News Group

Hermelinda Sapien — President and CEO, Center of Employment Training (CET)

Ted Schlein — Managing / General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)

Dick Scott — Division VP NorCal PS Business Parks, NAIOP

Dan Schulman — President and CEO, PayPal

John A. Sobrato — Chairman, Sobrato Family Foundation

John Southwell — GM, San Jose Marriott

Dilawar Syed — CEO, Lumiata

Marc Tessier-Lavigne — President, Stanford University

Jean-Marie Tritant — US President, Unibail-Roadamco-Westfield

Geetha Vallabhaneni — Founder, Luminix

Lizz Vilardo M.D — President and CEO, Foundations Sutter Health Bay Area

David Wehner — CFO, Facebook

Tom Werner — CEO and Chairman, SunPower

Zia Yusuf — Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group