Board of Directors

As a non-profit corporation, EBGIS is governed by its board of directors. Our current directors are also part of the Steering Group that sets the overall direction for the school, guiding both strategic and operational decisions.

Stephen Moore | Director, Chair of the Board

Stephen grew up in Portland, Oregon to a mother from Berlin and a father from Ireland. He and his wife own and operate a local swim school, AquaTech. Prior to AquaTech, he worked as a Technology Project Manager for large finance and technology companies, including Visa, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon. He highly values the distinctly international educational experience of EBGIS and has enrolled all 3 of his children in the program. Contact Stephen at

Kirsten Nordlof | Director, Treasurer

Kirsten is a lawyer by training and a finance professional by experience. She started her career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Tax practice at PwC, where she advised technology companies and private equity clients on structuring complex transactions. She went on to work as an M&A consultant for over a decade in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Berlin. Currently a Vice President of Finance at Autodesk, she has spent the last five years leading global teams responsible for tax, treasury, stock plan services, 401k programs, deferred compensation, payroll, accounts payable, procurement, strategic sourcing and insurance. Kirsten is married to a German national and their two children will attend EBGIS. Contact Kirsten at

Rufus Pichler | Director, Corporate Secretary

Rufus grew up in Berlin, Germany, and has lived and worked in the Bay Area and New York City for almost 20 years. He studied law at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and at Stanford Law School. He is currently a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters involving technology and intellectual property. Rufus lives in Berkeley with his family. In the 2018/2019 academic year at EBGIS, his two boys will attend 1st and 4th grades, respectively. Contact Rufus at