Kevon Saber,28 Vice president, sales and marketing, Genplay Games Inc.

While attending Santa Clara University, Kevon Saber, 28, founded a small advertising company, earning himself an offer from veteran game creator Jose Erazo to help launch and lead Genplay, the mobile video game developer and publisher. Born into an entrepreneurial and diverse family -- Saber's father is from Iran and his mother's family from Mexico -- he also serves as venture director and consultant with Rep (formerly known as Equip) and The Institute for Innovation, Integration and Impact, which provide consulting services for businesses interested in societal transformation. Inspired by a forum of world leaders, Saber seeks to empower others and transform lives. He is a two-time recipient of Santa Clara University's Hollace Pugh Distinguished Service Award for his work with the university's Rape Prevention Program. He served as executive director of Silicon Valley Fellowship, he is a founding board member of 61 Brand Clothing and serves as a board member of Compassion Bridges. Saber, who enjoys ballroom dancing and traveling, is in the process of stepping down from his role at Genplay to pursue a degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he hopes to focus on a global approach to leadership and entrepreneurship. Yar Chaikovsky, 38 Co-managing partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP Yar Chaikovsky boasts quite an extensive resume for someone still in his 30s. He has worked at four law firms and two corporations since graduating from law school in 1994. Before being recruited by Sonnenschein in 2007 to help open its Menlo Park office, Chaikovsky was a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP for five years. Prior to that, he had stints in the corporate sector: first as head patent counsel for Yahoo Inc., then as general counsel and director of intellectual property for Zaplet Inc. He began his career as an associate for Christie Parker & Hale then for O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Chaikovsky earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Southern California before attending the University of California, Los Angeles Law School. He says if he could have chosen another career, it would be as a professional golfer. Raji Nagarkar, 35 Associate, Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel It's not every day that someone passes the bar exam without taking courses in the United States, but then Raji Nagarkar isn't an everyday lawyer. An associate in the intellectual property group of her San Jose firm, she is a dual-licensed attorney who is authorized to practice in India and California.

Born and raised in Bangalore, India, Nagarkar earned a bachelor's degree in academic law and an LLB from Bangalore University. She worked as an associate attorney in appellate practice before immigrating to the United States. Upon passing the California bar exam in 2000, she began practicing as a corporate and securities transactional lawyer, then attended Santa Clara University to earn an LLM in intellectual property law. Before starting at Hoge Fenton in 2006, she had worked at Cisco Systems Inc. Nagarkar also is active with The Indus Entrepreneurs and the Bay Area chapter of Women in Licensing. Nagarkar is a person of disparate interests -which include Indian classical music and following the National Football League. Marissa Mayer, 33 Vice President of Search and User Experience Google The reigning Queen of Silicon Valley was the first female engineer hired by Google and has recently been named by Forbes as one of the ““50 Most Powerful Women in the World.”” Mayer is the genius behind many of Google’’s most popular releases, including its ubiquitous search engine and Gmail email service. With a net worth estimated in excess of $700 million, Mayer is also among the small group of young Silicon Valley tastemakers with the means to do nothing, but who always seem to be in-charge of everything. Mayer continues to teach computer programming at Stanford University, where she also received degrees in symbolic systems and computer science. On those rare occasions when Mayer is not working, she is known as a fashion maven with a keen appreciation for the classic designs of Chanel. Tamara Pow, 37 Co-founder, Structure Law Group LLP Finding balance between work and family -a husband and three sons -- was the driving force behind Tamara Pow's business transactions law firm, which she co-founded in 2005 with Mark Figueiredo. Structure was formed out of a desire to create a law firm that would allow the partners and employees to establish a work-life balance. After earning her bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles and her law degree and master's of business administration from the University of California, Davis, Pow was admitted to the California State Bar in 1996. She joined PricewaterhouseCoopers' Silicon Valley branch as a tax advisor then moved to another firm in San Jose, where she worked until the arrival of her first child in 2001. Afterward, she worked on a part-time basis. Pow also is authorized to practice in U.S. Tax Court, the Supreme Court of California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Outside work, Pow, a Mensa member, is involved with the Santa Clara Bar Association and the Cupertino Public Safety Commission. The Cupertino resident also serves as block leader for her neighborhood. She and her husband (who at the time was her boyfriend) took out his Hobie Cat for its first sail -- in 30-knot winds. The boat capsized and they had to be rescued. Scott Corwon, 33 Founder and chief executive officer, IMPACTS With an estimated net worth approaching $60 million, Scott Corwon is a rarity in Silicon Valley –– a wunderkind who has made it without becoming the stuff of Valleywag and Gawker legend. His IMPACTS brand is revered by industry and governments alike –– he has almost singlehandedly created the market for outsourced government intelligence. Says a longtime observer, ““In Hollywood parlance, he is the ‘‘It’’ boy. Today’’s golden child. Everything he swings at he hits out of the park.”” Corwon is equally at home in the murky margins of intelligence gathering as he is the blinding klieg lights of the motion picture industry, where his Midas touch has aided the development of some of the highest grossing films in recent memory –– including the decade’’s biggest blockbuster, ““The Dark Knight.”” A notorious privacy freak, good luck to anyone hoping to gain an interview or snap a photo of the reclusive Corwon……including this reporter. In his spare time, Corwon has been known to indulge in rare French wine and contemporary art. Tom Zazueta, 39 President and chief strategy officer, Coakley Heagerty Tom Zazueta began his career at Coakley Heagerty as an intern in 1988 and then left to complete his education and pursue a career. Today, he is back with this strategic marketing and public relations agency, where he focuses on social media and the use of technology in marketing strategy. Earning his bachelor's degree at San Jose State University, Zazueta went on to apply his technology and marketing skills for Apple Inc., CKS Inc. and Foveon Inc. Joining eBay, he worked in trust and safety as well as global product planning. He also worked at a startup called Kijiji. Zazueta also is a member and appreciates the work of the Rotary Club of San Jose and People Acting Together in Community, or PACT, as well as the Marketing & Advertising Global Network, or MAGNET, and the San Jose State Library Leadership Council. Travels have taken him to all seven continents and provided opportunities for his photography. The self-proclaimed introvert says his job often requires him to act like an extrovert.

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