Val has retired from Apple after 14 years with iTunes. He is now vice chair of the Board for the Land Trust of Santa Cruz (Calif.) County, and he has joined the board of DigitalNEST in Santa Cruz. He is spending lots more time with his family, drinking good beer and generally having fun. At K, Val majored in economics and business and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.