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 San Francisco based CFO’ operating in the Cloud Data Services 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 of Equinix
Keith D. Taylor joined Equinix in 1999 and has served in a variety of roles, such as Equinix’s Director of Finance & Administration, Vice President, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer, and now as CFO. Before joining Equinix, Taylor served as Vice President of Finance and Controller for International Wireless Communications, Inc., an operator, owner, and developer of wireless communication networks throughout Asia and Latin America. Prior to joining International Wireless Communications, Inc., Taylor was employed by Becton Dickinson & Company, a medical and diagnostic device manufacturer, as a Senior Sector Analyst for the diagnostic businesses in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Taylor holds a B.B.A. from Bishops University in Quebec, Canada, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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About Equinix: Equinix is an internet company that provides data center services for companies, businesses, and organizations.
Chief Financial Officer of SnapLogic
Elizabeth Loar is the Vice President of Finance and Administration at SnapLogic, where she is responsible for overseeing the company’s finance and accounting functions. Elizabeth is an experienced corporate controller and management consultant specializing in business process reengineering for finance organizations. She previously served as SnapLogic’s Corporate Controller and before that was the director of financial planning and analysis at Merchant e-Solutions. Elizabeth holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor’s of Science from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
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About SnapLogic: SnapLogic is a software company that provides a platform for enterprise cloud and big data integration.
CFO & COO of Backblaze
John H. Tran is the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Backblaze. Most recently, John was the chief operating officer for ImmunGene, Inc.; a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy. John also held executive leadership roles in various private and public companies, including companies that went through initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he was an audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC. John received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Business Economics, with an emphasis on Accounting, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. John is a certified public accountant with the State of California (inactive).
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About Backblaze: Backblaze is an online storage company that offers personal and business backup as well as B2 cloud storage.
Chief Financial Officer of Informatica
Eric Brown is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Tanium, where he leads all aspects of its financial, operations and administrative functions including finance, human resources, legal, IT and facilities. Eric brings 20 years of corporate financial and operational leadership and public company CFO experience to Tanium. Previously, Eric was CFO and COO of Polycom, a multinational corporation that develops video, voice and content collaboration and communication technology. Eric also previously served as CFO of Electronic Arts Inc., CFO and COO of McAfee, Inc. (now Intel Security) and President and CFO of MicroStrategy, Inc. Eric has also held senior international finance roles at Grand Metropolitan in addition to co-founding Datasage, a marketing and analytics software company. Eric currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committees for Electronics for Imaging, Inc. and International Game Technology. Eric has a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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About Informatica: Informatica is an enterprise cloud data management that accelerates data-driven digital transformation.
CFO of Barracuda Networks
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About Barracuda Networks: Barracuda is a provider of powerful, easy-to-use, affordable IT solutions for security and storage.
Chief Financial Officer of Qubole
In this role, Dean leads DocuSign’s M&A process, strategic planning, specific growth initiatives, and supports the CEO with stakeholder relations. Dean brings over 20 years of consulting and executive experience helping companies define and deliver accelerated growth. In his last executive role, Dean served as chief executive of an educational software company, Smarterville, and led the sale of the company. Prior to that, Dean served as VP corporate strategy and corporate development for Mead Johnson Nutrition during their IPO in 2009. While at Mead Johnson Nutrition, he established a new strategic planning process, defined the long-term growth strategy for the company, and originated and closed a JV in the Middle East. Previously, Dean held consultant roles with McKinsey & Co. and Marakon Associates where pursued technology assignments and worked with several notable companies including IBM, British Telecom, Lucent, Boeing’ s Space & Communications, and Packard Bell. Dean received his BA from Princeton University and MBA from Harvard.
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About HBS Alumni Angels, Qubole, TMD Ventures: Qubole is a simple and secure data lake platform for machine learning, streaming, and ad-hoc analytics.
Chief Financial Officer of Salesforce Foundation
Sam and his team are responsible for accounting, employee success, finance and revenue operations.
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About Salesforce, Salesforce Foundation: Salesforce Foundation provides cloud-based solutions based on the Salesforce platform for nonprofits and educational institutions.
CFO of Canto
Ed Schaffer is the CFO of Canto. He is an accomplished finance and executive management veteran with 25 years of experience in financial and general management, entrepreneurship, and consulting. Mr. Schaffer is responsible for all finance-related activities at Rimini Street, including planning, strategy, management, accounting, and administration. He brings a proven track record in financial operations, strategic planning, fundraising, business growth, and building high-performance teams. His results-driven leadership skills encompass a wide range of functions, including strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and finance, across a number of different industries. Prior to Rimini Street, Mr. Schaffer held several senior management roles overseeing P&L and finance at Monster Worldwide, Intuit, and oDesk. Previously, he also served in the corporate audit function for GlaxoSmithKline, where he reviewed global operations for internal controls and operational efficiencies. In addition, Mr. Schaffer was an operations consultant at Accenture (previously Anderson Consulting), serving a wide range of companies, including global, Fortune 500, and midmarket organizations. Mr. Schaffer holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
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About Canto: A leader in Digital Asset Management Software with proven success providing professional software services and solutions for over 20 years.
Chief Financial Officer of Decision Engines
Starting at PwC as an auditor, where she became a Certified Public Account, Dorea returned to UCLA to obtain her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School and is currently an active Certified Public Accountant and member of the AICPA. Her technology career started as a financial analyst for Oracle, where she was responsible for budgeting across hundreds of departments in 90 countries, Dorea also prepared quarterly results analysis for the executive committee. She worked cross functionally on software implementations, testing Oracle’s financial products, leading a growing team of finance professionals. Now, with over 20 years’ financial consulting experience, Dorea has been instrumental in the successful growth of numerous start-up ventures across a wide variety of industries including software, hardware, SaaS, and medical device companies. Her financial experience includes debt and equity financing, financial modeling, cash management, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, Board of Directors’ presentations, strategic planning, systems improvement and cost analysis. Dorea has established subsidiaries in multiple countries and overseen operations and compliance with foreign regulations and has also managed the HR, administrative and legal functions for several start-ups.
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About Decision Engines, IoTium: Decision Engines offers a self-service business driven cloud platform that provides end-to-end process automation.
CFO of SeeControl
Ryan Keating joined Keating Consulting Group as Managing Partner in 2001. Ryan has advised and worked with 180+ early stage companies, several as the interim CFO. Ryan possesses an extensive financial and management consulting background from more than 20 years with venture-backed companies and large technology and management consulting firms including Microsoft, Salomon Smith Barney, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He attended Boston University, School of Management and holds a degree in Finance and Information Systems.
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About Keating Consulting Group, Peninsula Ventures, SeeControl: No coding cloud service for building and running IoT applications.