Overview

Board of CEOS (BoC) was founded by Thomas Hong and Steve Tsai and is an outgrowth of CEONetworking that Thomas initially founded.

The CEO often finds that “ITS LONELY AT THE TOP” as there are no peers within an organization to discuss key sensitive issues.

BoC provides small peer group meetings for business mentoring and problem solving. The BoC monthly group meeting provides a platform where CEOs can establish trusted relationships in a creative and exclusive learning environment that emphasizes openness, integrity and confidentiality.

Members’ benefit from the collective experiences and knowledge of the peer CEOs and the BoC Partners who are all former hi-tech CEOs.

Our Team

Thomas Hong

Thomas G. Hong

CEO

Thomas Hong has a BSEE, MSEE, and over 25 years of executive management experience.

  • Facilitated meetings of CEO groups and advised CEOs in Silicon Valley during the past ten years.
  • Served on Advisory Boards for Silicon Valley hi-tech startups.
  • Raised funding from Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Corporate Investors/Partners.
  • Serial entrepreneur, CEO/Principal Founder of four hi-tech computer peripheral and networking product companies: Davong, Tiara, Aquila and Acculan
  • Managed one company from inception to $22 million revenue and $1M profit in 2nd year with over 150 employees
  • Sold 12 technology licenses to private and public companies
  • Director of Engineering at National Semiconductors and Intersil Corporation
  • Engineering Manager at Apple and Memorex
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Steve Tsai

Partner

Steve Tsai has BSEE, MSEE and MBA with more than 20 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience.

  • Cofounder/President of Internet Image, acquired in 3 years.
  • Founding member at Pyramid Technology, IPO in 4 years.
  • Marketing executive at Sun and Unisys.
  • VP of strategic marketing and business development in a number of up-start companies.
  • President of The IPO Group helping emerging companies win market leadership and achieve successful exit through strategy, positioning, and integrated online and offline marketing and sales
  • Diverse B2B and B2C client companies with differentiated products in security, marketing and sales automation, e-commerce, cloud computing, and smart grid industries.
  • Hands-on involvements with client companies in setting business, marketing, and sales strategy,
  • Utilizing leading edge SEO, PPC, SMO, marketing automation, and lead capturing tools to streamline marketing and sales operations.
  • A key participant in fund raising and M&A activities for client companies. Successful exits include companies acquired by VMware and Citrix.
  • Successful exits include companies acquired by VMware and Citrix.
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Mike Loftus

Partner

Mike Loftus is an entrepreneur-in-residence at The Angel’s Forum. He brings over 20 years’ experience working with startups and early stage companies. He has held senior leadership roles with several young companies including E-machines, Graphic Media, Spectron, Connectix, Netfish Technologies and inFreeDA.

Mike is currently CEO and Founder of The Glue USA, which advises early stage companies on building leadership teams, defining product roadmaps, building market entry strategy and sourcing investment capital. Mr. Loftus mentors Australian companies through the ANZA Technology Network and Danish companies through Innovation Center Denmark

Mr. Loftus has earned degrees in business and computer engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, completed the Executive MBA program at Stanford University and completed the Franklin Covey Leadership Program.

Mike’s focus is on  lean operations, the  revenue model  and getting the product to MVP, refining each strategy in the light of real customer feedback.