Formerly of Kahuna, is a senior manager of demand generation at LinkedIn
When Patrick Chen was growing up, his father would point out the Chinese restaurant each time they were driving along El Camino Real. And he would repeat the story.
How he came to the United States from Taiwan, alone, knowing only basic English and just $200 in his pocket. Having to work as a busboy and waiter despite his college education. Later bringing his wife over from their homeland, earning a San Jose State graduate degree and becoming a successful Silicon Valley civil engineer.
That classic immigrant’s tale of striving for a better life left a profound impression on his son.