Gina Diaz and Arthur Johnson have been elected to serve on Opportunity Fund’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have such talented and dedicated individuals join Opportunity Fund’s leadership team” said Board Chair David Krimm. “Gina and Arthur bring deep organizational experience from their professional careers, along with extensive philanthropic leadership – important assets for Opportunity Fund as we grow this high-impact non-profit. Opportunity Fund is expanding our financial services for entrepreneurs and students to reach thousands more deserving Californians, each of whom are building their own pathways up the economic ladder, and adding individuals like these to our Board is key to achieving our long-term vision.”
Gina Diaz is a Director with Oracle’s License Management Services (LMS) and works with large enterprise customers and channel partners in multiple industries manage their Oracle licensing and investment. Prior to joining Oracle, Gina was part of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Dispute Analysis & Investigations Advisory Group and Deloitte’s, Research and Development Corporate Tax Services practice. Gina has over 12 years of public accounting, client service, legal and enterprise software & licensing experience. Gina has lead global teams in South America, Central America, Europe and Asia Pacific supporting large, worldwide organizations on a multi-regional scale. Gina received her J.D. and M.B.A from Arizona State University.
Gina also serves on the Board of Leading Women in Technology, focusing on unleashing the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses, and MidPen, with the mission of providing affordable housing and establishing stability in the lives of the residents.
“Opportunity Fund’s mission to provide financial advice and loans to small business and student savings accounts is one I’m thrilled to be a part of. Opportunity Fund’s microfinancing improves economic stability for the whole economy as incremental wealth and jobs are created by investing in education and entrepreneurship. I look forward to building awareness about Opportunity Fund’s impact and supporting Opportunity Fund’s growth at a pivotal time for the lending industry.”
Arthur Johnson is an innovative senior executive with 20+ years of broad-based experience in Strategy, Business Development, Finance and Operations. He is currently a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley with $4.2 billion under management. Previously, Arthur was the Chief Operating Officer at Cisco WebEx where he focused on driving strategic business improvement initiatives and growth. Arthur’s background includes senior executive roles at Intuit, Hewlett Packard and Goldman Sachs. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has BA degree in Business Administration.
“I was attracted to Opportunity Fund because of two primary things: their mission and leadership,” noted Arthur Johnson. “Being able to provide economic empowerment to an underserved market that will have lasting impact on so many lives is a really important mission that I very much wanted to be a part of. Also, when I met Eric and his team, I knew right away that this was an extremely smart and committed team with a passion for what they are doing. I’m very fortunate and humbled to be a part of this organization”
Welcome to the family, Gina and Arthur!