George A. de Urioste has become an expert at juggling a high-powered career in Silicon Valley and a much more philosophical outlook on the world.

Position:BALANCE SHEET - Bridgelux Inc

TITLE Audit Committee Chairman and CPA. I've held various board roles in the technology sector located in Silicon Valley.


BORN San Francisco, June 1955.

SPOUSE, Married to Cara Jo Oseland for 15 years.

CHILDREN Shana, age 13; and Sonya, 11.

EDUCATION SUMMARY University of Southern California; BS in Accounting, 1978; University of California, Berkeley, MBA, 1980; Stanford Law School's Directors College, 2005 and 2010.

CAREER SUMMARY Marvell Technology chief financial officer and chief operating officer, 2008; Chordiant Software, CFO and COO, 2004-2006; Aeroprise CEO and chairman, 2000-2005; Remedy Corp., CFO 1992-1998.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS SERVICE Bridgelux, Inc, GCT, Saba Software, Aeroprise, Rainmaker Systems, Montalvo Arts Center, Association for Corporate Growth, Churchill Club, Prison Fellowship Ministries.

FEI CHAPTER Silicon Valley Chapter, member for 16 years and currently a board member. Previously served as president, vice president of Programs, vice president of Membership and chairman of the Program Committee.

LEISURE TIME Mountain bike riding with my wife, family vacations to Lake Tahoe, playing with my children, tennis, collecting U.S. paper currency from the 1800's, driving my 1923 Hudson Speedster.

TIME MANAGEMENT Prioritize what is urgent, actionable and perishable. Emphasize responsiveness to colleagues and manage expectations.

STRESS MANAGEMENT Take a deep breath and appreciate the learning in any situation. Be the respectful person. Take a laugh break and remind myself of my daughter's favorite riddle: What color is a burp? Answer: burple.

RECENTLY-READ BOOK Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. Enlightening how Lincoln stayed steadfast in his values though faced with constant threats of death.

FAVORITE MUSIC Jazz--Diana Krall's CD of her concert in Paris lets the mind and body float through the universe.

FAVORITE APP Made by Arrayent Inc.--it lets me know the status of my garage door or door locks--whether they've been opened or closed--when no one is at home.

MY HERO IS Ronald Reagan. His ability to construct bipartisan compromises is truly a virtue in today's theater of differing opinions.

He demonstrated why it's better to get...

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