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Message from the Chair

For more than 25 years the UC Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable has served as a national model in fostering close connections among Orange County’s business leaders and in advancing collaborations between one of the world’s most important research universities and the business community that has developed around it.  The dynamism and vitality of Orange County’s globally competitive companies, combined with the research insights and cutting-edge technology developed at UC Irvine, creates an innovative and fast-moving environment that drives our region forward.

Kimberly Sentovich
Chair, Chief Executive Roundtable
EVP, Stores and Logistics
Gymboree Corporation

New Member Update

Michael Wong is president and chief executive officer of Genea, providing cloud-based software and services for the commercial real estate industry. Wong joined Genea in November 2011 as CEO and shortly thereafter, added the role of president to his responsibilities. Prior to joining Genea, he was managing partner of First Beverage Capital, an investment firm targeting businesses in the beverage industry. Prior to First Beverage, Wong spent over ten years as a private equity investor at Leonard Green & Partners, where he sourced, evaluated and structured acquisitions of companies in a variety of industries. He also led the strategic planning, business development and financing initiatives for a number of companies acquired by Leonard Green where he headed the firm's efforts in the technology, media and telecommunication industries. Prior to Leonard Green, Wong was a member of The Blackstone Group's private equity investment team.

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