Van Deventer, of El Dorado Hills, appointed chair of SARTA board of directors
The Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) today announced that Peter Van Deventer has been appointed chair of its board of directors.
Van Deventer is the co-founder and managing partner of Integrity Global Management, an El Dorado Hills-based business consulting firm. Van Deventer in 2006 co-founded SynapSense Corporation – widely recognized as the pioneer and industry leader in wireless instrumentation and energy efficiency for data centers – and served as president and chief executive officer until 2012.
Van Deventer succeeds Christopher (C.J.) Obmann, managing partner with Ernst & Young LLP, who has served as SARTA board chair for the past two years.
“SARTA is a great organization that has traditionally been focused on technology industry awareness in the Sacramento region. A major objective in 2014 and beyond will be to transition our focus to technology industry enablement,” said Van Deventer. “We want to provide the forums, events and relationships that will enable technology companies of all sizes to grow and prosper in this region.”
Van Deventer for 10 years prior to launching SynapSense held a variety of sales, marketing and operations roles at Intel Corporation, which included service on the global Sales and Marketing, Flash Memories and Mobile Products Group executive staffs. He was the director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for the global ramp of Centrino™ mobile technology and was involved in more than 100 additional technology ramps. Prior to Intel, Van Deventer founded and built three companies.
Van Deventer currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Easter Seals Superior (Northern) California, and on the boards of directors for the Northern California World Trade Center and Engineering Translational Technology Center at the University of California, Davis.
“We’re tremendously appreciative of C.J. Obmann’s effective leadership over the past two years and excited about Pete’s vision as we launch into the new year,” said Meg Arnold, SARTA chief executive officer. “SARTA will benefit significantly from Pete’s entrepreneurial experiences as we champion the growth of Sacramento's tech sector through initiatives that will accelerate the success rate of startups, later stage companies and the tech sector as a whole.”
SARTA was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2001, and is accelerating the growth and development of the technology sector in the nine-county Sacramento region by linking technology leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, community organizations and educational institutions. For more information, visit sarta.org.