Si was CFO for the Grameen Foundation before joining the board in April 2009 bringing over 25 years of management and financial experience to the organization. He has spent his career in a variety of global financial leadership roles with Ernst & Young, PepsiCo, Nestle and Cisco Systems. In addition to his passion for Microfinance he has worked for many years using his Spanish language and finance skills to help low income families with their taxes and financial planning. He also works with environmental issues as a board member of Save the Bay in San Francisco. Si, a CPA, and a native Californian graduated from California State University, Northridge. He and his wife, Cathy Pendo, have three children.