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 Machine Learning 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 Lemonaid Health
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About Lemonaid Health, Metromile: Lemonaid Health is a telemedicine platform that uses technology to change the way people interact with health care.
Chief Financial Officer of Zymergen
Prior to joining Zymergen, Ena was focused on semiconductor investments at Mubadala, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund. She spent the previous seven years in investment banking, initially at Salomon Smith Barney’s Latin America Group, later working for Merrill Lynch’s Technology Investment Banking Group. Ena studied at Cornell University and received her graduate degree at MIT Sloan School of Management.
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About Zymergen: Zymergen is a biotechnology company that specializes in machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence.
Chief Financial Officer of Kogniz
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About Kogniz: Kogniz offers leverages computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to create safer, smarter workspaces using predictive safety.
CFO of AiCure
Brian Jung is the CFO of AiCure.
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About AiCure: AiCure is an advanced data analytics company that uses artificial intelligence to understand how patients respond to treatments.
CFO of Trifacta
John McAdoo is the chief financial officer of [Euclid Analytics](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/euclid#/entity), a location analytics company. Prior to that, he held the same position at [Nanosolar](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/nanosolar#/entity). McAdoo has also held executive positions in the field of finance at [Envivio](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/envivio#/entity) and [ARM Holdings](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/arm#/entity). McAdoo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the [University of Manchester](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/university-of-manchester#/entity). He has also studied at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. McAdoo resides in San Francisco, California, United States.
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About Trifacta: Trifacta delivers an intelligent, collaborative data engineering cloud platform to transform data, ensure quality, and automate pipelines.
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.
Co-founder, CFO and VP of Ops of Tekion
Guru is an accomplished engineer & technology executive with 25 years of progressive experience and has a proven track record of successfully building, and managing Business and Technology Operations. He is a co-founder of Tekion Corp, which is building world’s best business applications on the cloud starting with the automotive retail industry by using cutting-edge technologies like big data, machine learning/AI, and human computer interaction. At Tekion, Guru oversees Finance, Operations, and Cloud Infrastructure. Prior to this, he was the VP of Information Technology at Tesla for over 4 years and was responsible for Tesla’s Global IT Infrastructure and Operations. Guru built a high performance global team and also led the team to build Tesla’s entire global IT Infrastructure & Private cloud supporting ERP / E-commerce Applications, Retail IT, Engineering, Vehicle Connectivity, and Factory systems. In prior roles, Guru has designed and implemented large global datacenter infrastructure and managed them. He has also championed the architecture and implementation of large private and public clouds across the globe. Guru is technically very savvy with modern cloud platforms, highly available & scalable application and collaboration platforms, information security, end-user computing and virtualization. He is a high energy, driven and results oriented leader and a recipient of many organizational awards in his successful career for leading, architecting and delivering on transformational initiatives. His vast knowledge and experience in infrastructure & business application use models across different industry verticals is a core strength of him.
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About Tekion: Tekion is a cloud-built platform with advanced machine learning and AI capabilities for a personalized and seamless consumer experience.
CFO, Asia of Gravity4
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About Gravity4, LydianCoin, RedLotus: Gravity4 is the world’s first high-frequency machine-learning marketing OS, built to enhance the advertising and SaaS industries.
EVP & CFO of Toyota Research Institute
Kelly Kay is the Executive Vice President of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) & Chief Financial Officer at TRI responsible for Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal/Compliance, Facilities and all operations. Kelly joined TRI in February 2017 and formerly served as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to TRI, Kelly served as the Vice President of Business Operations at Lyft, Inc., where she built and led the teams responsible for Regulatory Compliance, Audit & Reporting, Payments & Fraud, and Airport Operations. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of YapStone, Inc., a leading electronic payments company in the real property space. Prior to serving as an operational leader, Kelly was an attorney for more than 19 years and held roles as a General Counsel, Associate General Counsel & Head of Compliance, as well as a leader in public policy and government relations at companies such as MasterCard, eBay, PayPal and J.P. Morgan (previously Banc One). Kelly has spent her career designing solutions to bring traditional, highly regulated products and services into the digital age in a compliant and operationally friendly manner. Her key areas of focus include ride-sharing, autonomous technologies regulation, online payments, online financial services, privacy, anti-money laundering, and online auctions. Kelly attended The Ohio State University and Capital University Law School where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
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About Toyota Research Institute: Toyota Research Institute is an R&D enterprise with an initial focus on artificial intelligence and robotics.
Chief Financial Officer of CLARA Analytics
20+ yrs. in Finance & Sales Operations for technology companies Holds a BA from UCSB and is a Certified Public Accountant
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About CLARA Analytics: CLARA improves claims outcomes in commercial insurance through easy-to-use AI
CFO & COO of Qylur Intelligent Systems
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About Qylur Intelligent Systems: Qylur is an intelligent systems company using its IIoT and AI platforms to transform entry security and guest experience for public venues.
CFO of Cogitativo
Beth Gray has been serving as vice-president of finance of Cogitativo since January 2018.
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About Cogitativo: Cogitativo is a machine learning enterprise offering world class solutions to hospitals, physicians, and payers.
Chief Financial Officer of Gemini Data Inc.
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About Gemini Data Inc.: Gemini Data provides Data Availability for AI/ML driven analysis and applications to enable unified enterprise knowledge and access.
Co-CEO & CFO of Guardian Analytics
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About Guardian Analytics: Guardian Analytics provides real-time omni-channel fraud prevention solutions to protect online, mobile, wire and ACH channels.
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer of Itseez
Sergey in an IT enterpreneur with strong engineering background. He started his career as a developer of OpenCV library and worked at Intel Corporation as a developer and researcher in the areas of computer vision and computer graphics. Sergey is a co-founder of several successful R&D companies, Itseez being his latest adventure.
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About Itseez: Itseez develops customized computer vision software and provide consulting services.