Engage is a platform to encourage conversations about faith.

Engage morning gatherings feature marketplace speakers sharing their authentic faith journey while working in Silicon Valley.

These quarterly breakfast networking events are open to all and intended to showcase inspiring talks and discussions about faith. We hope these gatherings spark new conversations and connections about the integration of faith and life.

Upcoming Event

May 13th Engage Event Postponed

New Date: Fall 2020, TBD
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Palo Alto Elks Club
4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Featured Speaker:

Ana Gonzalez

CEO Alturas Technology

About Ana Gonzalez

Ana Gonzalez is the Founder and CEO of a technology recruiting company, Alturas Technology Services. Alturas helps start-ups and large enterprises fill their toughest positions with top talent in the Software Engineering, Data Science, Information Security, and Digital space.

Ana’s exciting faith journey began at the age of 21. With her newly found faith and identity in Christ, Ana persevered through many adversities and took her career from receptionist, to becoming a top producer and leader at multiple software and services companies, to now owning her own business.

Come and be encouraged by Ana’s faith journey and see how God made a way where there seemed to be no way.

Past Speakers


Dr. Tom Bradicich

VP, Hewlett Packard, Global Head of Edge & IoT CoE & Labs


Pedro David Espinoza

Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Ted Talk Speaker & Author


Tolu Odulesi

Google


Michael Halloran

NES Financial


Carol Novello
President, Silicon Valley Humane Society & Founder, Mutual Rescue


Nicholas Brathwaite
Founder & Partner, Riverwood Capital


Olatunde “Tunde” Sobomehin
Co-CEO & Lead Servant, StreetCode Academy


Charlie Strouss
Senior Vice President, CBRE


Sue Warnke
Director of Infrastructure Documentation, Salesforce


Becky Pomerleau
Senior Finance Manager, PayPal


Jonathan Liao
Portfolio Manager, 500 Startups, Inc.


Brian Martin
Medical Device Engineer & Entrepreneur

2016 Speakers
  • November 9, 2016 — Andrew Laffoon, Co-Founder & CEO of Mixbook
  • September 21, 2016 — Robert Valiton, Officer at Atmel Corporation
  • May 18, 2016 — Ellen Luttrell, Global Marketing Executive
  • February 17, 2016 — Larry Grotte, Co-Founder/President of Rident Park, Inc.
2015 Speakers
  • September 30, 2015 — Ken Churchill, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • April 15, 2015 — Bobby Evans, VP Assistant GM, SF Giants
  • January 21, 2015 — Ryon Paton, Trinitas Partners
2014 Speakers
  • November 5, 2014 — Isaac Sundarajan, Strategy & M&A Executive
  • September 17, 2014 — Michael Chang, Entrepreneur (former SVP, HP Autonomy)
  • May 7, 2014 — Jerry Shen, Silicon Valley software developer and entrepreneur
  • January 22, 2014 — Dave Evans, Co-Founder, Electronics Arts
2013 Speakers
  • November 14, 2013 — Brent Dusing, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Lightside
  • September 18, 2013 — Dr. John Dearborn, Co-founder, Dearborn-Sah Institute for Joint Restoration
  • May 1, 2013 — Kevin Compton, Venture Capitalist, Radar Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
  • January 30, 2013 — Sanjay Poonen, President and Corporate Officer, Technology Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP
2012 Speakers
  • September, 2012 — Kirk Hoiberg, Principal, Trinitas Partners
  • May 24, 2012 — Michael Yang, Founder, Become, Inc., and Founder/CEO, mySimon.com
  • January, 2012 — Milo Medin, Vice President of Access Services, Google;  and Founder, @Home Network