Vanessa is the founder and salonniere of THE SALON, a hub of culture in a sea of tech. She curates conversations and community around extraordinary talent in art, global affairs, spirituality and fashion.
Vanessa wears many hats, one of her favorites is her riding helmet. As a passionate equestrian, she competes with her horses in national and international show jumping events. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
Vanessa loves building businesses in new markets. She spent six years in the tech space launching Palantir into the government market and driving its meteoric growth. Prior to Palantir, she served in multiple government roles, including at the NYPD, the International Criminal Court and the US State Department.
She holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MA in War Studies from King’s College London.
Vanessa lives in Los Altos Hills, California with her husband Gavin, daughter Milly, and their terrier, Bosley.