Meet FTSV’s New Board Members

Categories: 2021, Newsletter

First Tee – Silicon Valley recently added a new Director, Evan Rosenberg and 2 new Ambassadors, Tiffany Tai and Kunal Shalia, to our Board.

Evan Rosenberg was attracted to FTSV because he saw the value of his experience with golf as a caddy in Long Island at age 16. It gave him access, molded him and he made connections – all similar to what FTSV does for underserved kids.  He has worked the last 10 years starting as an Intern to now VP, Private Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island for his BA degree and SCU Leavey Business School of Finance for his Masters.  He is married with a newborn living in Los Gatos. Evan wants to give back to the community with a program/sport he is passionate about.  For more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan-rosenberg/

Tiffany Tai recently moved to Redwood City after spending a couple years at Canva in Australia. She recently started a new job as Executive in Residence with Wing Venture Capital in Palo Alto.  She is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Darmouth College. The last time she lived in San Francisco was 2013 to 2015 working for CloudFlare and DropBox.  She has also spent time in New York after graduating at Deutsche Bank and then again before she left for Australia for almost 4 years at InVision.  Tiffany researched what was in the community and due to her love of sports especially golf she pursued FTSV not only as an Ambassador, but also a Volunteer Coach. She brings over 3 years of experience coaching at Harlem RBI.  For more info:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-tai-39141114/

Kunal Shalia was an ACE participant in FTSV’s program, played in the FT Open at Pebble Beach, and was a FTSV junior coach prior to attending UC Berkeley in 2012 where he received a BS and MS degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.  FTSV CEO, George Maxe has served as a mentor to Kunal over the years and is proud to have him be considered as our first program alumni to serve as an Ambassador. Kunal shared that FTSV has had a big impact on his life – “the life skills I learned were instrumental to my success at Berkeley and in the workforce.” and “utilizing the core principles developed my values and provided me a Go-To team that I trusted for advice.”  Kunal started his career as an Intern at Deloitte in SF and FedEx in Memphis where he worked after graduating from UC Berkeley.  He has spent the last 21/2 years at eBay in various Analyst roles, currently as Technical Product Manager, Buyer Risk.  For more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kunalshalia

Board Directors vote, provide planning, performance, legal and financial oversight and raise sufficient funds to ensure FTSV’s success. Board Ambassadors give advice, assist with projects, represent the organization in the community at events, help raise funds, and expand FTSV’s network throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.

Click here to meet all our Board Members. Contact Judy Dixon if you have interest in learning more about a volunteer Board opportunity.

Evan Rosenberg Tiffany Tai Kunal Shalia