Ron Gonzales is President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Mr. Gonzales is a former high tech business and government leader with over 35 years of private and public sector leadership experience. Prior to the HFSV, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Presencia, LLC providing marketing and sales consulting services in the government, education, enterprise and SMB markets. He served as Mayor of San José (1999-2006), the Capital of Silicon Valley and the nation’s 10th largest city.
Ron Ganzales previously worked as an executive with the Hewlett-Packard Company, in the areas of marketing, human resources, and corporate philanthropy. He served for eight years (1989-1996) on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. As a two-time mayor and member of the Sunnyvale City Council (1979-87), Gonzales helped initiate governmental efficiency measures that were recognized in the best-selling book Reinventing Government. He has served on numerous non-profit boards and is the Founder of The Role Model Program for which he received a National “Daily Points of Light Award.”