Linda Lazor

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of SV2, Linda collaborates with the SV2 board, staff and Partners to further expand SV2’s social impact. She has been an SV2 partner for more than four years and also serves on the SV2 Board. She has also served as a Lead Partner to Grantee SVUDL and as a Partner leader in SV2’s Pathways to Opportunity Grant Round. Linda is passionate about community transformation and organizations that address inequality and close the opportunity gap in the Bay Area and beyond.

Linda has served in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Her most recent role was as Chief of Staff at Partners in School Innovation, a national education nonprofit and former SV2 Grantee. Her nonprofit work also includes roles on the Citizen Schools California Advisory Board and “on the ground” service work in low income Silicon Valley communities. Linda’s corporate background includes executive roles in marketing, strategy, and operations at Peoplesoft, HP, and Cisco.

Linda holds a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Stanford University.