Tony Stayner |

Tony Stayner

Tony Stayner

After a successful 20+ year career in Silicon Valley managing and advising in high growth situations, Tony is now focused more on giving back. He believes that water is the critical resource of our time and that it is unforgivable that so many still live without access to clean water and sanitation, a human right that is fundamental to health, education, and economic development. He also believes in the power of markets to help solve our most pressing problems and is fascinated by the intersection between business and philanthropy.

Tony is on the board of trustees of the Pacific Institute, whose mission is to create and advance practical, science based solutions to our most pressing water related challenges. He mentors two water social entrepreneurs through Santa Clara University’s Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator and another through UC Berkeley’s Big Ideas program where he also acts as a judge. Tony is a partner at SV2 and a venture partner at Draper Richards Kaplan; and is extending his social impact through investing as a member of the TONIIC impact investor network and a partner with the Excelsior Impact Fund.

Tony has general management experience with a particular strength in product marketing. He excels in his ability to identify market opportunities, and assemble and lead teams to execute with urgency in high growth situations. Tony has held executive or senior management positions with Serena Software, Network General Corporation, and Common Ground Software. Tony began his career as an attorney in 1982. He practiced law for three years with Cooley LLP, one of the leading firms focused on emerging companies.

Commitment to

There is not enough philanthropy flowing into this sector to solve this crisis. I am drawn to not only because of the efficacy of their work, but also because they are catalyzing change to bring clean water and sanitation to vast numbers beyond their direct impact.


MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
JD, University of California at Berkeley School of Law,
BA, University of California at Davis, Economics and Mathematics (Phi Beta Kappa)

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