Who We Are

Silicon Valley OD Network has expanded it’s mission and is innovating on an operating model…
“To connect the people and wisdom of Silicon Valley’s OD community.”

Learn about our operating framework.

Silicon Valley OD Network core team members, 2017

Silicon Valley OD Network core team members, 2017. Pictured Left to Right: (front) Chris Escobar, (second row) Jo Appogast, Victoria Baugh, B.J. King, Ping Wang, Jackson Nichols, (back row) Jeff Richardson, Deepak Patil, Simone Ferber, Nicole Ennen, Lucy Freedman. Not pictured: Crystal Shafiabady, Diane Ross, Pam Curry, Dan Pinschmidt

Silicon Valley OD Network core team members, 2017

Silicon Valley OD Network core team members, 2017. Pictured Left to Right: (front) Chris Escobar, (second row) Jo Appogast, Victoria Baugh, B.J. King, Ping Wang, Jackson Nichols, (back row) Jeff Richardson, Deepak Patil, Simone Ferber, Nicole Ennen, Lucy Freedman. Not pictured: Crystal Shafiabady, Diane Ross, Pam Curry, Dan Pinschmidt

HISTORY: Silicon Valley Organizational Development Network (SVODN) is an independent professional association started in 1989 as the South Bay OD Network (SBODN) to bring like-minded OD practitioners from Silicon Valley together to learn from/with each other.  

In 2016 we embarked on a bold re-visioning of the organization’s purpose and way of operating.  As a result, we’ve added an Advisory Council and over a dozen new core team members to transform the organization.

More about the SVODN team…

Jeff Richardson – SVODN Director

“I joined SVODN after moving to Silicon Valley in 2001.  I loved the people and the learning opportunities, so continued to plug in when ever possible.  I joined the support team in 2009 as webinar coordinator before being asked to take over in 2011, I’m honored to continue the tradition by expanding the vision to be a self-organizing learning organization.”
Jeff is a global team effectiveness consultant and coach at Silicon Valley Alliances