Gary F. Bengier is a writer, philosopher, and technologist.
Before turning to writing futuristic philosophical novels, Gary worked in a variety of Silicon Valley tech companies, engaged in biotechnology, semiconductor chip design, video streaming, computer peripherals, and scientific instrumentation. He was eBay’s Chief Financial Officer leading the company’s initial and secondary public offerings. Gary holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University, and a BBA, summa cum laude, in computer science and operations research from Kent State University. When not traveling the world, he also makes a nice Cabernet at the family’s Napa vineyard. 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.