Patrick Yam is CEO of Sensei Partners LLC, a Menlo Park private investment firm. His 30+ year career, include responsibilities as a Macro-Economist, Financial and Technology Executive and, Institutional Investor with significant experience in both the public and private economy. He has been associated with The Federal Reserve Bank, Lehman Brothers, Citicorp Investment Bank and, Matthews International Management. A professional speaker and published author, he has been a member of faculty, and currently lectures, at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business where he is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and, a former faculty member of the Venture Capital Institute. He is associated with UC – Santa Barbara where he is a Director of the Economic Forecast Project and, a senior advisor to Beacon Economics, a strategic global economic research and consulting enterprise.