Peter Hero is the founder of the US-based Hero Group, a global consulting firm which works to build greater philanthropic assets for maximum social impact. He was previously the CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. During his 17 years with the Foundation he built it from a small organisation with total assets of just $8M to one with $1.3B in assets that awarded more than $3M in grants every week, and worked with 400 families and 25 major technology firms. According to an article in Fortune Magazine, Peter showed Silicon Valley how to give by “channeling the area's distinctive culture into an unusual brand of charity: demanding, ambitious, self-conscious, creative, even risky--everything you would expect from Silicon Valley.”