At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top California based CFO’ operating in the Business Development space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of B Capital Group
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About B Capital Group: B Capital Group is a venture capital firm that backs global entrepreneurs in the field of information technology.
CFO & Head of Investor Relations of Khosla Ventures
Keith joined TCV in 2002. Prior to TCV, Keith worked at Andersen as an auditor and as manager of their Major League Baseball Authentication Program for autographed and game-used memorabilia.Keith received a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University and a M.B.A. from Fordham University.
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About Khosla Ventures: Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on environmentally friendly tech, internet, computing, mobile, and silicon tech.
Chief Financial Officer of Unusual Ventures
Kristy Landers is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Unusual Ventures. Prior to joining Unusual, she was the VP of Finance at August Capital for 6 years, as well as Tax Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP for the 7 years preceding.
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About Unusual Ventures: Unusual Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital offering hands-on support and expertise to startups on their early-stage journey.
Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer of McKinsey & Company
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About McKinsey & Company: McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm and trusted advisor by businesses, governments, and institutions.
Chief Financial Officer of Wing Venture Capital
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About Wing Venture Capital: Wing Venture Capital primarily invests in technology-based businesses.
Chief Financial Officer of Intapp
Stephen Robertson is the CFO at Intapp.
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About Intapp: Intapp is a provider of industry-specific, cloud-based software solutions that enable connected professional and financial services.
Mary Ann Sigler
Chief Financial Officer of Platinum Equity
Mary Ann Sigler joined Platinum Equity in 2004. She is currently responsible for overall accounting, tax, and financial reporting as well as managing strategic planning projects for Platinum Equity. In addition to these responsibilities, Mary Ann Sigler is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Mary Ann Sigler was Senior Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y). Ms. Sigler’s 25-year career at E&Y began in January 1980 and she made Partner in September 1987. While at E&Y, Mary Ann Sigler’s clients included: Lockheed Martin Corporation, AOL Time Warner, TRW, Northrop Grumman, Amgen Inc, Allergan Inc, Teledyne Technologies, Rustic Canyon, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She was also involved in several high profile acquisitions and dispositions for these clients. Mary Ann Sigler holds a Master’s Degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Accounting from the California State University at Fullerton.
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About Platinum Equity: Platinum Equity is a private equity investment firm that focuses on leveraged buyout investments of established companies.
CFO of Threshold
Johnna (Harriott) Lesch is the Chief Financial Officer of Threshold Ventures. She joined Lightspeed in 2010 and is responsible for the firm’s financial management, operations and reporting. She was previously a Senior Accountant at MacFarlane Partners, a real estate investment management firm, and a Financial Analyst at Apple where she was a key member of the Online Store Finance team during one of its most rapid periods of growth. Johnna began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Associate in the firm’s technology sector. Johnna holds a BS in Accounting from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About DFJ Growth, Threshold: Threshold is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on conviction investment strategy.
Co-CEO, CFO of Apex Technology
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About Apex Technology, Bessemer Venture Partners, Stanford University: Apex Technology is a special purpose acquisition corporation.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of B. Riley Financial
Phillip Ahn is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of B. Riley Financial Inc. and its subsidiary, Great American Group, LLC. Mr. Ahn has spent over 20 years in the financial services sector, beginning his tenure with Great American Group in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Great American Group, Mr. Ahn served as Vice President at middle market private equity firms Altpoint Capital Partners and Stone Tower Equity Partners where he helped manage several of the firms’ majority-owned portfolio companies. Prior to that, he held positions at the NY State Common Retirement Fund, Salomon Smith Barney, CIBC World Markets and Standard & Poor’s J.J. Kenny division. Mr. Ahn received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia University. Mr. Ahn is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the NY Society of Security Analysts.
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About B. Riley Financial: B. Riley Financial is a diversified provider of financial and business advisory services.
Chief Financial Officer of WeXplor, Inc
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About WeXplor, Inc: WeXplor gives consumers a reason to interact with other consumers and businesses by way of monetary incentives
SVP, Chief Financial Officer of JAMS
McDonnell has significant experience as an operating manager helping companies as they transition to the next level of growth, prepare for sale/IPO or are in the process of restructuring. He has had a nearly 30 year career in financial, IT and HR leadership roles, the last 20 years as a C-Level executive. His experience spans multiple industries (technology, consumer products, financial services, healthcare and automotive) with companies at various stages of growth (venture backed, pre-IPO, global multinational, public, pre-Sale, etc.). Working with a company’s management team, he has created shareholder value by establishing a long term plan with operational and financial targets, improving business processes, applying technology to business problems and building excellence within the financial, legal, HR and IT functions.
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About AeroVironment, JAMS: JAMS international panellists are experts in international arbitration and mediation.