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This list showcases the top Georgia, United States based CFO’ operating in the Enterprise 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.
CFO of Logz.io
Brian Cohen 30-year career features a wide variety of technology leadership roles and entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales Strategy & Operations at Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for driving the Americas regional sales coverage and compensation, sales process management, sales productivity and sales readiness programs within HPâ€™s Enterprise Group. In this effort, he worked closely with the Worldwide and Regional Business Units, Sales Finance, Human Resources, and Country-based Sales Operations teams. Prior to joining HP in August 2010, he was a Fellow in the 2009 New England Clean Energy Fellowship, an MIT program designed to prepare serial entrepreneurs for leadership roles in the clean technology industry. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Steelbox Networks, developing technology for the next wave in video switching. As President and CEO of SPI Dynamics, Cohen led the company through its acquisition by HP in August 2007 when its application security software became a key part of the application management solution in the HP Software line. Under Cohen’s leadership, SPI Dynamics was recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America by Deloitte for four consecutive years starting in 2003. Cohen has also founded and served as President and CEO of Technologic, Inc. (sold to eSoft, Inc. in 1999), and in executive management positions with Management Matters, Inc., a private investment and consulting company, and Dun & Bradstreet Software (aka Management Science America). He has a BA from the University of Florida and began his technology career as a systems engineer with Electronic Data Systems. Cohen also serves as Chairman of the Board of Lancope, Inc., a network security and network performance optimization company, as an advisor to Bluebox Security, a mobile security platform company, and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters.
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About Logz.io, QASymphony: Logz.io provides a scalable and intelligent machine data analytics platform built on ELK and Grafana for monitoring modern applications.
EVP, Treasurer, and CFO of AutoWeb
Joseph P. Hannan (“J.P.”) has spent 25+ years in the media and technology sectors primarily focused on early stage and distressed turnaround opportunities as a principal financial officer, board member, and investor. Mr. Hannan has completed more than $5 billion in financing transactions throughout his career.
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About AutoWeb: AutoWeb is a digital marketing company for the automotive industry.
Chief Financial Officer & Head of Legal Services of Software Paradigms International
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About Softvision, Software Paradigms International: SPI offers Retail IT solutions and services including mobility, eCommerce, merchandising, analytics, management, and other related services.
Chief Financial Officer of ADVA Optical Networking
Ulrich Dopfer joined ADVA Optical Networking in March 2004 and led the Group through some key financial initiatives taking on increasing responsibility over time. In 2006 Ulrich moved to Norcross, Georgia, where he is still based today. Prior to his appointment as CFO in January 2015, Ulrich served as vice president of financial planning & analysis and corporate services where he strategically optimized major processes, systems and support infrastructure, enabling ADVA Optical Networking to maintain the right balance between vision and execution. Combining his operational expertise with his vast financial skills and strong leadership style, Ulrich provides ADVA Optical Networking with the ability to flexibly steer the group in a volatile high-growth environment, to ensure profitable growth. In addition to his CFO role, Ulrich was appointed president of the company’s North American subsidiary in January 2015, assuming full legal responsibilities for the region. Ulrich’s activities at ADVA Optical Networking build on more than 20 years’ experience of designing and implementing financial reporting, performance measurements, policies and standards to maintain strong internal controls in corporate roles including positions at ESCADA AG and FJH AG.
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About ADVA Optical Networking: ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions.
CFO of eQuorum
Troy started his career as a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen. He also held controller and chief financial officer positions at both private and public technology firms. Before joining eQuorum, Troy was CFO for a $100 million services company based in Atlanta. He is active in several professional organizations including the Technology Association of Georgia and the Technology Executives Roundtable – CFO Forum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Furman University.
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About eQuorum: eQuorum focuses on solving complex document management problems for hundreds of organizations in the manufacturing, engineering, utilities.
Paul J. Ilse
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of RedPrairie
As Chief Executive Officer of Aptean, Paul Ilse is driving the company to ensure it delivers compelling solutions to its customers and remains an industry leader in the enterprise application software market. Mr. Ilse brings almost 20 years of executive leadership experience in the technology sector. Mr. Ilse is widely known in the industry for his exceptional communication, strategic planning, and analytical skills, along with a demonstrated ability to act as a true business partner and leader across all functions of the organization. Prior to joining Aptean, Mr. Ilse served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RedPrairie Holding, Inc. since January 2007. He joined RedPrairie in 2006 as Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining RedPrairie, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BlueCube Software, Inc. from its inception in 2004 to the acquisition of the business by RedPrairie in 2006. Before BlueCube Software, Paul was Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for Radiant Systems, Inc. since July 1998. He joined Radiant Systems, Inc. in January 1996 as its Controller. Prior to joining Radiant Systems, Inc., Mr. Ilse held a variety of senior positions with Price Waterhouse LLP, where he worked primarily with middle market companies and technology firms. He currently serves on the Leadership Committee for the Technology Association of Georgia. He is a CPA and a Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Ilse holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Close
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About RedPrairie: RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies in workforce, inventory and transportation.