Industry Leaders Series Featuring Mollie Ricker

Date November 15, 2023
Location Hilton Garden Inn
Time 11:15 AM - 1 PM
(virtual: 11:50 AM)
2023-11-15 11:15:00 2023-11-15 13:00:00 CREW SV Program [SAVE-THE-DATE] Industry Leaders Series Featuring Mollie Ricker Hilton Garden Inn

The CREW SV Industry Leaders series brings you intimate conversations with top players in CRE. Our goal is to inspire, inform, and educate through thoughtful conversations with industry women as they address their career, industry challenges, leadership, and more.

We are thrilled to welcome Mollie Ricker as our third conversation in this series, moderated by the city of Sunnyvale's Deputy City Manager, Connie Verceles.


Molly Ricker, Partner, Dostart Development Company, LLC

Mollie is a Partner of Dostart Development Company, LLC (DDC), where she leads acquisitions, manages city entitlements, and directs the firm’s leasing, construction, and financing activities.  DDC is one of the Silicon Valley’s premier commercial real estate developers known for its local expertise, for its leadership in sustainability and transit-oriented design, and for the high quality of its projects and tenants.

Earlier in her career, Mollie was an investor with Francisco Partners, a technology- focused private equity firm, and worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.

Mollie currently serves as President of NAIOP Silicon Valley. She is also a member of the national Industrial and Office Product Council and San Francisco Commercial Product Council for ULI, as well as Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE).  Mollie also serves on the Board of The Representation Project, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring all humans achieve their full potential, unencumbered by limiting gender norms.

Mollie received her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her B.A. in Economics and Latin American Studies, with Distinction, from Yale University.


Connie Verceles, Deputy City Manager, City of Sunnyvale

Connie Verceles has more than two decades of experience in state and local government, focusing on economic development and community engagement. She is a trusted leader and collaborator who understands and balances the needs of citizens, businesses, and government officials. Connie continuously looks for ways to build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, while setting realistic expectations for outcomes and long-term strategies. In doing so, she has been able to foster respect with all involved in supporting and/or living in the City of Sunnyvale. 

Currently, Connie is responsible for a variety of assignments, including the administration of citywide policies and programs, economic development initiatives and special projects. She performs program management and administrative duties necessary to achieve program objectives in the areas of economic development, small business assistance, downtown development, business financing, and other related areas.

Locally, Connie served as a board member for the nonprofit Sunnyvale Community Services. She is also a member of several professional and business organizations including International City Management Association, CREW Silicon Valley, Moffett Park Business Group, Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, NAIOPSV, and the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance.

Connie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.  

Hilton Garden Inn

767 N Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 90485

Early Bird Registration Prior to 10/17/23: 
     Nonmember $80
     Member $65
Regular In Person Registration:
     Guest $90
     Member $75
Virtual Registration:
     Guest $58
     Member $45                                                                
Late Tickets 11/7/23 (until sold out or at the door)
     Guest $100
     Member $85

Meal Choice:
   Mushroom ravioli
   Herb grilled check
   Grilled flat iron steak

Sponsor Spotlights:



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