Gary F. Bengier

Gary F. Bengier is a writer, philosopher, technologist and
entrepreneur. When not traveling the world, he also makes a nice Cabernet with his family from their Napa vineyard.

Before turning to writing futuristic philosophical novels,
Gary worked in a variety of Silicon Valley tech companies, engaged in biotechnology, semiconductor chip design, streaming video and the Internet, computer peripherals, and scientific instrumentation. He was eBay’s Chief Financial Officer leading the company’s initial and secondary public offerings. Gary holds a M.A. degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A., summa cum laude, in computer science and operations research from Kent State University. He is a member of the Triple Nine Society and Mensa. He and his family live in San Francisco.

Gary serves on several nonprofit boards. Gary is Chairman of the Bengier Foundation. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute, a scientific research community that emphasizes multidisciplinary collaboration. He is on
the Board of Trustees of the Exploratorium, dedicated to
science education for children, where he serves on the Governance Committee and the Finance Committee.

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