Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon 2014

March 11, 2014

vCom participated in its first Community Outreach Fundraiser of 2014 at the annual East Bay Junior Achievement Financial Success Bowl-A-Thon held last night, March 6th, at Danville Bowl in Danville, CA. Through team registrations and event raffles at this Bowl-A-Thon, Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern California tries to raise $25,000. The money goes towards teaching students financial literacy and about entrepreneurship.

11 members of the vCom team participated, all with varying levels of skill and confidence. Gary Storm, Joe Condy, Josie Carlin, Brandon Hampton, and Chris Gerstenfeld were, predictably, among the strongest bowlers. However, Courtney Cordoba, Anna Reynoso, Emilee Williams, and Keshmi Prasad surprised themselves with getting a few strikes despite their professed lack of bowling skills. JA also ran a raffle, and Carina Hayek took home 4 bottles of wine for her $20 investment. All in all, it was a very successful night for everybody, and as a company, we raised $750 for Junior Achievement.

vCom has a long history of supporting Junior Achievement: Gary Storm, CEO, sits on the board for Junior Achievement of Northern California; and every year, vCom team members participate in JA Day at a local elementary school. You can read about our last JA Day here.

Meet our management team

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Prior to joining vCom, Audrey was the Chief Marketing Officer of Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ: ERII) from 2012-2015 and its VP of Marketing, joining the company as a small start-up organization in 2005. During her tenure, she led the global marketing strategies, built a disruptive global brand by growing revenue 5-fold from $10M to $50M, increased market share from 20% to 90% and completed an IPO. Audrey positioned the company for further growth by uncovering new applications – taking the company from $50M to $5B worth of addressable markets. She has championed product development in cross-functional teams with R&D, engineering and production to successfully launch new products globally.

As a result of building a strong brand, communications and culture, her work received 4 global industry awards in single year by Institute of Engineering and Innovation (IET). She was also recognized as an Innovation Finalist of the Year. Audrey served as a Board member of a non-profit, developed and promoted STEM programs and led philanthropic efforts for low-income families. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Michigan State University.