Pertria, a real estate investment firm | Founder & Board Member
Startup Sandbox, biotechnology | President & Board Member
World Tomato Society | Founder & Board Member
A consummate innovator who moves with passionate concern, Helen Pastorino is one of the Bay Area's leading real estate and social entrepreneurs. With more than 40 years of experience in real estate and technology, she played a pivotal role in the maturation and vast expansion of Silicon Valley's residential real estate market. Early in her career, she served as Regional Vice President of Fox & Carskadon, managing $1 billion in sales. She went on to co-found Alain Pinel Realtors, serving as President and growing annual sales into billions of dollars. Helen is founder and current CEO of Pertria. Her ability to surround herself with extraordinary people from a wide range of disciplines results in entrepreneurial success for organizations that affiliate with her. From real estate to information technology, biotechnology, and global nonprofits, Helen continues to exemplify the spirit of innovation and leadership that have made her successful.