I’ve been lucky enough to board with Mark Howard and his wife in the heart of Palo Alto, Silicon Valley. Mark is the Senior IT Project Manager for California’s third largest non-profit health care provider.
Mark has over 10 years experience in financial services in UK & Australia. In Sydney, Mark worked for the Commonwealth where he oversaw a $100M budget and the rollout of frontier banking infrastructure, Commbiz and Netbank. This is used by millions and now processes over $20B worth of payments a year.
I’m currently a five minute walk from 367 Addison Avenue, home of the ‘HP Garage’ where the company Hewlett-Packard was founded. It is a designated Californian historical landmark and is the birthplace of the Silicon Valley movement.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook are notable suburban neighbours.