Preparing and empowering the "Over 40" worker for career opportunities in the new economy.



Chris DeLong

Chris DeLong is a local CPA and owner of Padgett Business Services where specializes in providing tax and accounting to small business owners. He has nearly 10 years of experience in public accounting and corporate finance. Chris has also worked with students looking to find second careers in the accounting industry by teaching at community colleges.

Barbara Gough

Barbara Gough has spent more than 20 years working in technology media with accounts such as Apple, Intuit and Microsoft. She is the principal of MediaThrive, LLC, specializing in business strategy, customer success and partnership development for small businesses.

During this time her company helped many American/Canadian technology companies implement their first international branding campaigns. Under her management, sales increased from zero to over 10 million.

In addition to her consulting practice, she is currently working with a business partner creating a seminar for entrepreneurs focused on business issues critical to startup founders.


Sayuri-Yuli Norrish

Sayuri-Yuli Norrish Experienced in research in personality psychology and teaching statistics and research methods.

Developed personality measurement and text batteries in Japan to help high school students to find a good match for their major in college. Also one did research on job seekers to find a good match for their next - phase2! - career.


Jim Peterson



James F. Peterson After receiving his JD from Syracuse University College of Law, Jim Peterson was stationed in San Francisco after a tour in Japan as a Navy JAG officer assigned to a naval aviation command. Once his military tour was complete Jim passed the California bar and was employed by a small, well respected San Francisco law firm focused on insurance coverage and defense where he trained as a litigator and settled, tried or arbitrated numerous cases. He later became a general practitioner, handling a wide variety of issues for business and personal clients. Jim believes in thorough preparation, personal integrity, respect for the legal profession, and reasonable fees. He now operates as a sole practitioner in San Mateo. Jim can also tell some really good lawyer jokes.

Eve Visconti


Eve Visconti has worked for numerous non-profit organizations over several decades, writing grants, and doing a variety of jobs including teaching business writing. Currently she tutors school aged children in English and writing, and adults in English as a Second Language. Serving on Phase2Careers' Board of Directors will be the fourth Board on which she has served.



Ron Visconti has extensive experience in workplace issues and has helped all levels of job seekers of all levels navigate through difficult transitions and career change. He brings passion and boundless energy to his mission: helping the "Over 40" worker. He brings a sense of community to every organization he has worked with. He has also served on numerous committees involving workplace issues, disabilities, and volunteerism.

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