California Governor Jerry Brown declared Sunday, October 16, 2011, to be "Steve Jobs Day". On that day, an invitation-only memorial was held at Stanford University. Those in attendance included Apple and other tech company executives, members of the media, celebrities, politicians, and family and close friends of Jobs. Bono, Yo-Yo Ma, and Joan Baez performed at the service, which lasted longer than an hour. The service was highly secured, with guards at all of the university's gates, and a helicopter overhead from an area news station. Each attendee was given a small brown box as a "farewell gift" from Jobs, containing a copy of the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.
Prior to Bluefin, Perry held executive and management positions at several top eCommerce, technology, and finance companies. These include: chairman and CEO of Spectrum, an independent electronic bill-payments company; president and COO of NOVA Information Systems, a US Bancorp (USB) company; and executive positions with First Data (FISV), Visa (V), and Wells Fargo Bank (WFC). As a respected leader and executive, Perry has also served as a board member for the Forbes Finance Council and a trustee for The Galloway School. Perry received his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, later earning his Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Elizabeth Holmes was just 19 when she dropped out of Stanford to start a company called Theranos. Holmes claimed to have developed revolutionary blood testing technology capable of running dozens of blood tests for patients with just a prick of a finger. She attracted big name investors, from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch to former Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
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