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This list showcases the top Palo Alto 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.
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of VMware
Mr. Rowe has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2016. Mr. Rowe has served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of VMware since March 2016. Before joining VMware, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DellEMC from October 2014 through February 2016. Prior to joining DellEMC, Mr. Rowe was Vice President of North American Sales of Apple Inc. from May 2012 to May 2014. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc., an airline holdings company, from October 2010 until April 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines from August 2008 to September 2010. Mr. Rowe currently serves on the board of directors of Sabre Corporation.
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About VMware, VMware: VMware is a software company providing cloud and virtualization services that powers complex digital infrastructure.
Chief Financial Officer of CRV
Sachin Sood is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of e.ventures U.S. investment entities. He brings over eleven years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining e.ventures, Sachin was controller at Saints Capital, with over $1 billion in managed capital. Prior to Saints, Sachin worked in the Deloitte Tax LLP partnership practice, working with some of the Bay Area’s largest venture capital and private equity funds. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Venture Capital practice. Sachin is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of California.
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About CRV: CRV is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage investments in technology companies.
CFO of Conversica
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About Conversica: Conversica creates intelligent virtual assistants to serve as virtual team members.
Executive Vice President & CFO of HP
Catherine Lesjak has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hewlett Packard Company (“HP”) since January 1, 2007 and was interim chief executive officer of HP from August 2010 through October 2010. As a 27-year veteran of the company, Lesjak has held a broad range of financial leadership roles across HP. Before being named CFO, she held the position of senior vice president and treasurer, responsible for managing HP’s worldwide cash, debt, foreign exchange, capital structure, risk management and benefits plan administration. Earlier in her career at HP, Lesjak managed financial operations for Enterprise Marketing and Solutions and the Software Global Business Unit. Prior to that, she was group controller for HP’s Software Solutions Organization and managed HP’s global channel credit risk as controller and credit manager for the Commercial Customer Organization. Lesjak earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a master of business degree in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
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About HP: HP is a manufacturer and seller of personal computers, printers, computer hardwares, and business solutions.
CFO of Workday Adaptive Planning
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About Workday Adaptive Planning: Workday Adaptive Planning is powering a new generation of business planning with the Business Planning Cloud.