Our Board of Directors

Fr. Brendan McGuire

Fr. Brendan McGuire, SJFS co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, is the pastor of St. Simon Church and School and Special Advisor to Bishop Oscar Cantú of the Diocese of San Jose. St. Simon Parish has over 1,700 registered families and operates a Pre-K through eighth grade where 95% of graduates advance to attend the college prep high school of their choice.

Before being ordained a priest in 2000, Fr. Brendan was Executive Director of PCMCIA, the PC Card trade association that promoted the international computer standard for laptop computers. He has an STB and Master’s degree in theology from St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA. He also has an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Math from Trinity College, Dublin. He attended the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a native of Ireland and the youngest of twelve children.

Fr. Brendan is a regular speaker on Stewardship, Forgiveness, and Parish Leadership for parish retreats and diocesan clergy gatherings and is an author of three books on Sunday homilies, in the process of writing three more books.
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Nick Moore

Mr. Moore is the retired global Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He was elected Chairman and CEO of Coopers & Lybrand (U.S.) in 1994 and of Coopers & Lybrand International in 1997. Following a merger in July 1998 with Price Waterhouse, Mr. Moore served as CEO of the U.S. firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers for two years and served for three years as global Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Moore serves on the Board of Directors of Bechtel Group, Inc. and Gilead Sciences, Inc. He also served as the Lead Director at NetApp and the Chair of Audit Committee at Wells Fargo after serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of California and as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, the entity overseeing the FASB.

Mr. Moore is an inactive member of the American Institute of CPAs, the California Bar Association, and the California and New York Society of CPAs. Mr. Moore received a B.S. in Accounting from St. Mary’s College and a J.D. degree from Hastings College of Law, University of California at Berkeley.

Patrick Dupuis

Patrick Dupuis is as a freelance Operating Advisor and Interim Executive for non profits, PE firms and portfolio companies. Recent clients include Hellman & Friedman and Ultimate Software. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Wipro Limited (India), the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara (CA) and Charities Housing of Santa Clara (CA).

Born and raised in France, he has been fortunate to experience a broad and global career in a number of great companies such as PayPal, General Electric and BJC Healthcare, over 35 years and across continents. He is a member of the Catholic Community at Stanford and is a Spiritual Care volunteer at Stanford Hospital.

Patrick has a Masters in Business Administration and Management from EM Lyon, France.
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Brian Lillie

Brian is globally recognized for leadership, technology vision, innovation, and excellence, known for working in partnership with the CEO and the entire executive management team to provide leadership in the strategy, planning, implementation, and integration for the company’s global technology function. Extremely focused leadership aimed at serving customers, business partners, and internal stakeholders. He is considered a subject matter expert in the design and execution of a modern technology environment, enabling the organization to accelerate its achievement of ambitious business objectives focused on enhanced digital member experience and outcomes. He also promotes a transparent and collaborative spirit within the team and build world-class organizations.

Mr. Lillie holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Montana State University.
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Ron Hallagan

Ron, a member of the Board of Directors, is a retired Ernst & Young partner spending the majority of his 33-year professional career advising large high technology clients in strategic planning, risk management and a variety of finance and accounting matters. Ron and his wife Ann live in San Jose and are parishioners at Holy Spirit Parish where he served the past three years as the chair of the Pastoral Council. Ron previously served on the Drexel Schools Board of Trustees and now serves as a Board member and/or advisor to many non-profit organizations including Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurism; The First Tee of Silicon Valley; the Hallagan/Huston Family Foundation; Almaden Little League and the Diocese of San Jose’s Department of Catholic Schools. Ron has completed the Spiritual Exercises (19th annotation) and, after an intensive two-year program, is now certified to deliver the Spiritual Exercises through St. Ignatius’ Center for Ignatian Spirituality.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Santa Clara University
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Kathleen Ryan

Kathy has been recognized as a thought leader, innovator and strategist, building upon her extensive CEO and CFO experience (having worked with more than 50 Silicon Valley startups). She created an innovative business model for RoseRyan, with flexible work arrangements coupled with a highly supportive, values-based culture. She spawned new companies as opportunities arose, including Bizinta, our practice management software subsidiary for professional services firms. In 2019 Kathy and team formed another consulting firm, Kukuza Associates, which specializes in cannabis accounting and finance, to help companies professionalize their finance functions.

Kathy was director of finance at Quantum and tax manager at Price Waterhouse before starting RoseRyan with a colleague, Sue Macias.

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Stephen Milligan

Stephen Milligan has more than 30 years of executive operational and financial leadership experience. He was CEO and a Board Member of Western Digital Corporation from 2013 until March 2020. As CEO of Western Digital Corporation, he led a workforce of approximately 70,000 employees and was responsible for maximizing the company’s investments, while delivering long-term value to customers and sustained growth for the company.

Before rejoining Western Digital, Mr. Milligan was president and chief executive officer of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST). During his tenure, Mr. Milligan led Hitachi GST through a financial and operational turnaround. He initiated the transformation of the company’s business to focus on market-driven leadership, sustainable growth, operational excellence, and financial discipline. These initiatives helped Hitachi GST significantly improve its operational performance and achieve consistent profitability.

Prior to joining Hitachi GST in 2007, Mr. Milligan was Western Digital’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. He originally joined Western Digital in 2002 as vice president, Finance. Mr. Milligan previously spent five years with Dell in senior finance roles after starting his career with Price Waterhouse.



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