Vance Yoshida has an MBA with a focus in finance and marketing from UCLA and brings extensive experience as a merger and strategy consultant for philanthropic organizations.  Vance also serves as the President for the California Flower Market, LLC.  Vance has worked as a Senior Manager for La Piana Consulting, and as a Director of External Relations and Development at the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. He also worked for the Tides Center in San Francisco as the Director of Operations, Program Director, Director of External Relations and New Regional Office Development, and Acting Executive Director. Prior to this, Vance was also CEO of a large horticultural business with operations domestically and internationally.