Management and Board of Directors

Management


Randall Hunter
Founder

For the past 25 years, Randall Hunter has represented some of the world’s finest artists with expertise. He has had a successful career as a gallery owner and publisher and has championed behind several renowned names, including M.L. Snowden and Frank Eliscu, Michael Parkes, and Yaacov Agam. Randall founded the online art galleries, FineArt360.com and MauiArt.com, pioneering online sales in the 1980’s. Prior to embarking on his personal business ventures in art, he aligned with Wyland Galleries in its early days as director of sales, serving fifteen galleries in Hawaii. Motivated by the goal of supporting artists with the resources needed to continue creating art, Randall has placed artwork in thousands of homes and businesses.

Following his successful career in the fine art industry, Randall founded the Weygers Foundation in 2015 with the objective of helping young makers stay on track and continuing the educational efforts of the legendary maker, Alexander Weygers. Over the last ten years, Randall has established the world’s largest collection of Weygers’ artwork, sculpture, photographs, memorabilia, and other historical items. Inspired by Weygers’ principals of sustainability, self-reliance, and integrity as an artist, Randall is committed to continuing Weygers’ vision to empower the next generation of makers through scholarships, education programs, and interactive exhibits.

Randall resides in Santa Cruz, California, and is the proud father of four children.

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Saskia Choudry
Treasurer

Saskia has over 20 years of business consulting experience, including information technology consulting, accounting process consulting and working with high net worth individuals to set up financial systems to track their investments and personal assets. Saskia started her career in industry as a cost accountant but quickly moved to public accounting and systems consulting focusing on ERP system integration and E Commerce. Saskia has a diverse set of skills that cross the systems, finance and operational aspects of the business world.

Saskia is heavily involved in volunteering activities most notably the Junior League of San Jose involved in membership since September 1999, supporting the organizational goal of preparing children for kindergarten by personally focusing on fundraising and finance initiatives. Five years have been spent as a member of the Board of Directors or Executive Committee, in roles as Development Director, Treasurer, Finance Vice President, Administrative Vice President and Finance and Fundraising Vice President. Within the fundraising entity, responsibilities have included developing and maintaining relationships with sponsors, overseeing fundraisers and endowment teams. Finance responsibilities included organizational accounting, treasury processes and needs for events, as well as completion of dues, budget and audit cycles. Received Dorothy Bogen Farrington award in June 2008 in recognition of mentoring, enthusiasm and exceptional contributions.

In between work and volunteering, Saskia is married and raises four boys ages from seven to thirteen.

Saskia graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Accounting in March 19992 with a minor in Finance and English. She also obtained a certificate in International Business in May 1990 from Nijenrode – Breukelen in the Netherlands .

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Board of Directors


Cathy Thomas, CPA
Director

Cathy Thomas was the Founder of Paraclae, LLC, a thriving finance and accounting consulting firm that recently merged with Sensiba San Filippo, one of the largest Northern California based CPA and business consulting firms. Cathy offers over 30 years of experience in business accounting services, including 15 years with Deloitte and Touche, five of which as a partner.

At Deloitte, Cathy focused intensely upon business transactions of significant size, international scope and complex tax and accounting implications, thereby attuning her to the confidentiality and sensitive timing of such moves, as well as the need for consultation with experts on matters with far-reaching implications.

In 2008, Cathy founded Paraclae LLC to provide high touch, discreet financial services tailored to clients who need a reliable resource to streamline the management of their personal wealth and the firms that attend it. Individuals and families now personally receive the strategic attention that all of Cathy’s corporate clients have enjoyed over the years.

In addition to her business accomplishments, Cathy has served on several boards, the YMCA of Oakland and as Audit Committee Director of a Canadian Public Company, Lattice Biologics.

Cathy’s competitive spirit was borne of athletics and passed on to her son, a professional golfer. Her days on the basketball court (having been voted Catholic All-American) are few and far between of late. She now enjoys golfing, hiking and bicycling, surrounded by the beauty of California. Cathy holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley and is an active licensed CPA and member of the AICPA and CalCPA.

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Henry Salvo
Director
Since 2005, Hank has been a partner in Scion Advisors, a firm that consults with family businesses, primarily wineries on succession planning, governance, and business financial planning. Hank has been Chairman of the Patz & Hall Winery Board since 2005. He sits on the California State University East Bay Capital Campaign Committee as well as the Business Schoolís Advisory Committee for the Dean of the School. He currently is President of the Diablo Country Club.From 1972 to 2000, Henry Salvo worked for The Clorox Company in a variety of finance, accounting, planning, and business development positions. His later assignments included VP Controller and VP Treasurer. Hank joined The Robert Mondavi Corporation in 2000 as Senior VP CFO. He was appointed Executive VP CFO in 2002 with responsibility for accounting, treasury, information technology, legal, purchasing and logistics. He remained with Robert Mondavi until 2005 when the company was acquired by Constellation Brands.

He was a Board member for the California College of the Arts from 1992 through 2004 and a Trustee for the Educational Foundation of California State University East Bay from 1993 through 2010 and was Chair from 2008 through 2010. He chaired a $25 million capital campaign to build a new Business and Technology Center on the CSUEB Hayward campus during that period. From 1992 to 2000, Hank was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Center for Financial Reporting and Management at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Hank graduated from UC Berkeley in 1970 with a BS in finance and from Cal State in 1972 with an MBA. Hank and his wife Nancy married in 1977 and have two sons.

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Loire White, CPA
Director
Loire White has over 18 years of business, accounting and financial reporting experience across a multitude of industries. Ms. White started her career in public accounting where she built a foundation working with both profit and nonprofit entities before moving into the corporate business world. She leveraged her diverse industry experience to drive improvements in her role as Chief Financial Officer with Forward, a $60mm investment management firm in San Francisco. Ms. White supported Forward’s significant growth in late 2008 and 2009 by providing financial reporting expertise and integrating finance operations from three acquisitions. In 2015, she supported the successful sale of Forward to a Houston-based investment firm.

Currently, Ms. White is the Chief Financial Officer of Social Interest Solutions, a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to quality health and social services through technology and policy solutions. Ms. White brings a passion for helping organizations develop efficient processes that lead to a more engaged workforce focused on supporting the mission and strategic vision.

Ms. White has served on the Board of Directors of an investment management company, offering financial expertise and oversight. Ms. White holds a B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting from California State University, East Bay, and is an active, licensed CPA and member of the AICPA and CalCPA.

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Shiva Wilson
Development Director
Shiva Wilson supported herself as an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley by operating a house painting business and mentoring other students to do the same. Upon graduation with a science degree, Shiva joined Deloitte’s Audit Practice, taking evening courses to become eligible for the CPA exam.

After licensure, Shiva joined the tech boom, working in Sales Finance at Inktomi. The dot-com crash brought opportunities to close and consolidate businesses as an independent consultant, and Shiva continued to work independently after her marriage and the births of both of her children. Her background in Audit lent itself to a variety of clients, ranging from Sarbanes-Oxley engagements at Cisco to financial management for dental practices.

Shiva’s favorite project involved a well-known Bay Area Venture Capitalist/Philanthropist, where she was first engaged for the management of his personal finances. This naturally segued into Foundation work, as both investing and donating seek the most effective and efficient use of funds. Shiva enjoyed the Family Office space, and joined Paraclae at it’s inception, with a focus on private client services.

When life necessitated a change, Shiva turned her attention to her own family office, so to speak. Shiva has dedicated the past five years to learning about child development, with a focus on special needs kids. Through her exposure to multitudes of therapies and educational institutions, Shiva now has a great appreciation for different learning styles and the personal growth that is possible by respecting and nurturing such differences. Shiva has also experienced first hand the transformative and healing power of the arts. Shiva is thrilled to do development work for the Weyger’s Foundation, as it sits at the convergence of mind and heart.

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