By: Joanna Carbajal
Diablo Magazine held its second annual 40 Under 40 Celebration where they recognized 40 of the East Bay’s most influential millennial artists, entrepreneurs, radio show hosts and innovators that are under the age of 40. Chosen amongst the millions of people living and working in the area spanning Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley Hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley, we are proud that our COO, Stefani Pellinen-Chavez, made it to this year’s recognition.
Diablo Magazine held a celebration on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 where they recognized Stefani along with another 39 key influencers. The celebration was a night of food, drinks and chatting amongst one another.
Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, CA
The view we had at the event.
This year’s celebration was held at Bishop Ranch, which is Northern California’s largest business community - with more than 600 companies.
Diablo Magazine wrote about Stefani: “With a law degree in international and comparative law, experience as a cofounder and CFO for multiple companies, and forays into 3D printing, Stefani Pellinen- Chavez might just be overqualified.” The full publication can be read here. You can also see more images of the event here.
When asked what Stefani would hope to accomplish before she turned 40, she said, “This is a very difficult question to answer. After each of my successes, my next goal is always to figure out what the next level of success is for me and then do what I need to do to get there. Currently, I’m working on plans to scale Ivaldi by a factor of five to ten within the next 18 months. In terms of what I'd like to accomplish, I very much intend to figure out how to do that and more while preserving our fast turnaround, high collaboration environment.”