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Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Kyle Park

Investment Banker
7,662 votes (17.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Technology- We have $4M to spend ($2M at Los Gatos and $2M at Saratoga) for technology. Let's make sure this is spent wisely
  • Teachers- My background is finance/business and to run a successful organization you have to hire "great people"!
  • Leadership- If I'm elected, I will work hard on using my experience to create a better Board environment for cohesive decision making

Experience

Experience

Profession:Parent/Businessman/Investment Banker
Managing Director, Harvest Management Partners LLC (2010–current)
Board Member, Los Gatos-Saratoga Department of Community Education & Recreation — Appointed position (1996–current)
Chief Financial Officer, VaST Systems Technology Inc (2005–2010)

Education

Santa Clara University MBA, International Finance (1995)
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo BS , Finance (1990)

Biography

As a 25 year resident of Los Gatos, active community member, and parent of two school-aged daughters, I am excited about the opportunity to serve as a member of the LGSUHSD Board of Trustees.

 

 

 

I’m the father of two daughters, one that will be going into High School in two years and the other in the next five years.  I believe being a current parent and long time resident brings a valuable insight and motivation to this board.  I am qualified for this role having served on the LGS Recreation Board for 20 years, including six years as chair/co-chair.  In that role, I have collaborated with Los Gatos/Saratoga town councils and school superintendents in order to continue to bring non-taxpayer supported services to Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the Mountain Communities.  I volunteered and served on a committee for LGSUHSD from 2014 to 2015, exploring options for district facilities.  I’ve also volunteered and coached my daughters in the Los Gatos United Soccer League for the Fall Seasons the last 4 years. 

 

 

 

I’m a finance and business professional with a degree in business finance from Cal Poly SLO and an MBA from Santa Clara University.  I’ve held executive positions at several Silicon Valley technology companies (both public and private) and currently am Managing Director and Co-Founder of Harvest Management Partners LLC, a boutique technology investment bank.

 

 

 

As your trustee, I will effectively manage district finances for the benefit of our students, work to incorporate relevant technologies in our schools, monitor and evaluate curriculum so graduates are best prepared for the future and be a constructive member of the board.  I firmly believe that excellent education is a must for our students and that is only possible through a strong partnership with our community, parents, and teachers.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Doug Ramezane/Current School Board Member LGSUHSD
  • Los Gatos Saratoga District Teachers Association
  • El Observador (Latino Community Publication)

Organizations (7)

  • Anthony Reynolds/Chairman LGS Recreation
  • Stephen Ma/Executive Director LGS Recreation
  • Kelly Grey/Executive Director Los Gatos United Soccer
  • Paula Lacey/Board Member Loma Prieta Join Union School District
  • Anjali Shridar/LGS Rec Board Member & Saratoga Parent
  • Diana Abbati/Superintendent Los Gatos Union School District
  • Alex Potts/Board Member Los Gatos Union School District

Elected Officials (1)

  • Joe Pirzynski/Former Mayor & Town Councilman/Los Gatos

Individuals (4)

  • Renee Patton/Former School Board Member LGSUHSD
  • Ron Jones/Candidate for LGSUHSD & Saratoga Parent
  • Patti Hughes/Retired Principal & Administrator Los Gatos High School
  • Roger Mason/Former-School Board Member LGSUHSD

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