Robert Estko

Vice Chair

Bob’s career in Silicon Valley began in 1979, and while most of the ensuing years were spent in Human Resources management, he had stints in Operations and Business Planning. He served in senior Employee Relations, Organizational Development, and Staffing roles at Raychem, Spectra Physics, Syntex, Frame Technology, and Adobe. As a member of the California Bar, Bob often acted as in-house liaison to outside counsel on employment & labor matters.

Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Developmental focus from Northern Illinois University, and MBA and Juris Doctor degrees from Santa Clara University. Early in his 37 year career, Bob completed work towards an MSW degree at the Jane Addams School of Social Work (UICC) and worked for two years as a social worker in the Chicago area with disadvantaged youth. From 1994 to 2006, Bob coached youth sports, supporting his two sons in Little League for 11 years, and his daughter in soccer, basketball, and softball programs for 4 years. Having a strong personal interest in fitness and health, he is a certified personal trainer and maintains a certification in CPR and AED. Throughout his daughter’s elementary school years, Bob volunteered in the school library, reading to classes, and chaperoned nearly every school field trip. At her middle school, he taught a semester-long class called Kids and the Law, based on a publication funded by the California Bar Foundation.