Join us for the 2017 Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast featuring Ron Johnson, Founder and CEO of Enjoy & Diane Flynn, Chief Marketing Officer of GSVlabs and Co-Founder of ReBoot
Ron Johnson is perhaps best known as the former SVP of Retail Operations at Apple Inc, where he pioneered the concept of the Apple Retail Stores and the Genius Bar. He also spent fifteen years at Target in senior merchandising roles and 18 months as the CEO of JCPenny attempting a very challenging and challenged transformation. Ron is now Founder and CEO of Enjoy a personal commerce platform designed to change the way we buy things. It is the first company attempting to deliver free, high touch personal service to people who order products online. Ron serves on the Stanford University Board of Trustees as a member of committees on Development, the Medical Center, Alumni Affairs, and Globalization. Ron is also a member of the University’s Arts and Humanities Advisory Council. As Vice Chair of Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics, he leads a billion dollar plus campaign to build the new Stanford Hospital. Ron earned a BA from Stanford and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Ron and his wife Karen reside in Atherton, attend Menlo Church, and have two children, Elizabeth (21) and Will (19).
Diane served as VP of Marketing at Electronic Arts and as an associate consultant at the Boston Consulting Group before taking time to raise her children. She now leads GSVlabs a leading Silicon Valley accelerator for individuals, startups, and corporations seeking growth and innovation. Diane has a particular passion for helping women reinvent themselves and find their purpose. She is a co-founder of ReBoot Career Accelerator for women returning to the workforce after taking a pause. ReBoot helps get women current, connected, and confident to return to work by teaching essential workplace tech skills and providing a community of like-minded returners. ReBoot is expanding rapidly throughout the U.S. and has been featured on the Today Show, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABC Business News, and PRI’s The TakeAway. Diane currently chairs the marketing committees for several non-profit boards and serves on the Public Spaces Committee for the new Stanford Children’s Hospital. She earned a BA in Economics from Stanford and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Diane and her husband Mark live in Menlo Park, attend Menlo Church, and have three children: Lisa (24), Christine (22), and Matthew (16).