Past Board Members

Coco Brown

Coco Brown

Coco is CEO and Principal Consultant of Executive Kinections. Coco has 20 years experience in Silicon Valley technology companies with particular strength in leadership, facilitation, strategy, planning, and developing new lines of business. As an Executive Management Consultant, Coco's engagements range from forming and running Advisory Boards for CEOs, acting as a trusted advisor to executives, and strategy, planning and execution across operations. She works closely with Mary Fernandez, advising on aspects of MentorNet's strategy, operations and execution.

Coco is also a Shareholder and Director of Taos, an IT Services company, where she was the President and COO from 2007 through the middle of 2012. Coco was essential to the evolution of the business and the development of Taos' three lines of business: Managed Services, Project and Advisory Services, and Interim Services. She helped ensure tremendous growth and diversity in the business, resulting in a full turn-around after the dotcom bust and growth in revenue exceeding $50mm annually.

To enhance the support of her passion for entrepreneurialism, Coco is General Manager, and Operating Committee Chair for the West Coast

operations of Golden Seeds, the 4th largest angel investment firm in the country. She has for almost 10 years led a Women in IT Leadership dinner she now co-hosts with Ginna Raahauge and which is designed to bring executive women together to collaborate around shared challenges. Coco was recognized in 2010 by the Business Journal as one of the Silicon Valley's top 100 Women of Influence.

Coco holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, was born in Malaysia, and has lived and traveled throughout the world.

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