Ross Veltman is executive director for the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel, a business league of chief legal officers for 100+ leading technology and life science companies. He is also a principal of Ivy Associates (www.ivyassociates.com), Silicon Valley’s oldest consulting firm specializing in the professional development of in-house corporate legal departments. Ivy Associates and SVAGC produce the world’s largest continuing education conference devoted solely to general and staff legal counsel at technology and life science companies, the annual All Hands Meeting (www.svagc.org/allhands). Previously, Mr. Veltman served as general counsel and operating subsidiary president for a U.S.-based group of intermodal transportation companies, and directed the in-house legal function for a multinational innovator of plastic packaging technologies. Mr. Veltman received a JD-MBA degree from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University.