Helen Pastorino is founder and CEO of Pertria. She began practicing real estate in the region 42 years ago, when apricot and cherry orchards outnumbered corporate campuses. As Silicon Valley growth exploded, she played a pivotal role in the maturation and vast expansion of its residential real estate market. Previously, she served as Regional Vice President of Fox & Carskadon, managing $1 billion in sales. She went on to co-found Alain Pinel Realtors and served as President, growing annual sales into billions of dollars. In that role, she was recognized and frequently profiled by media and other authors for her leadership in adopting information technology to increase productivity and client results. Helen founded Pertria to once again reinvent the way real estate is practiced. A consummate innovator who moves with passionate concern, Helen has an uncommon ability to focus intently on multi-million dollar decisions without overlooking seemingly inconsequential details. Her talent for surrounding herself with extraordinary people enables her to quickly bring together exceptional expertise on clients' behalf. Helen is the architectural anchor of Pertria’s discerning vision—the keystone for presenting familiar wealth-building disciplines in an unfamiliar light. In the moments when her work draws to a close, you can find Helen on the grounds of her tranquil Los Gatos estate. Here, amid acres of placid open space, nestled against a picturesque mountain, Helen shares time with her magnificent Andalusian horses, captivated by their disarming intelligence, athletic grace, and renown for courage during ancient wars. Helen seeks inspiration in this exclusive setting, surrounded by nature’s brilliance. And when she returns to work, she does so with her energy and spirit revitalized.