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 Artificial Intelligence 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 Eskalera
Jae is the CFO of Eskalera. Prior to Eskalera, Jae was a Managing Partner at CapAccel, a merchant bank for the FinTech sector and co-head of Capital Markets at SoFi. Previous to SoFi, he was a Partner at New Forest Partners LLC, an advisory and investment firm, and a Principal at Belvedere Capital Partners, a private equity fund. Jae has also worked at McKinsey & Company, Goldman Sachs, Transamerica Corporation and Smith Barney, Inc. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Stanford University in Economics and Political Science.
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About Eskalera: Eskalera improves employee engagement, productivity, and growth to help large and medium-sized companies transform their HR operations.
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.
CFO of AtScale
Pete Perrone is the CFO. Prior to AtScale, Pete was CFO at Percolate and Limelight Networks.He also spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director in the Principal Investment Area, investing in and working with high growth technology leaders.
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About Artisan Bio, AtScale: AtScale is an intelligent data virtualization company that provides a single, secured, and governed workspace for distributed data.
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 Globality
Senior finance executive with 24 years of experience managing global businesses in internet commerce, financial services and consumer electronics. Proven leadership ability and track record of execution across small, medium and large organizations. Graduate of GE’s world renowned Financial Management Program. Currently responsible for Logitech’s financial strategies and worldwide finance organization. Manage $2.3B+ in revenues, tax, treasury, accounting, and financial planning & analysis, along with Investor communications globally as Logitech trades on the Swiss Exchange and Nasdaq. Also responsible for business development, facilities and security. Specialties Strong management skills and expertise in pricing, M&A, strategic development, and financial planning & analysis. Personal strengths include management, communication and presentation skills.
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About Globality: Globality revolutionizes how businesses buy and sell services by matching the best provider at the right price for every project.
CFO of Blueshift
Travis is an analytical and forward-thinking financial executive with 15+ years experience leading technology and fintech companies. He joins us from NodeSource, an open-source enterprise software company that was just acquired by i2, where he was CFO/COO. Prior to NodeSource, Travis was the CFO at FusionOps (now Aera Technology) and AnchorFree (now Pango) where he owned finance, HR, and business operations. Travis streamlined operations – from implementing efficiencies in the back-office to identifying the right levers to scale the business. While at Kosmix, Travis reorganized the company that provided clarity and focus to the team, doubled revenue, and ultimately led to the acquisition by Walmart. At Walmart, Travis implemented a framework for managing performance and investment within WalmartLabs, a new division chartered with redefining e-commerce.
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About Blueshift: Blueshift offers the SmartHub CDP, which helps brands deliver relevant and connected experiences across every customer interaction.
George de Urioste
Chief Financial Officer of 4iQ
George de Urioste is the Chief Financial Officerat Pluribus Networks since November 2014. George currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at Bridgelux, Inc. since 2011. George has more than 30 years of professional experience. George has served on the Boards of public and private companies in a career defined by a range of executive management positions in the technology industry. Since has served at various times as a CFO, COO and CEO, George has a keen understanding of the relationship between finance, operations, product development, sales and leadership/vision needed in today’s dynamic business arena. George brings significant expertise in international business, M&A, corporate compliance (Sarbanes Oxley), strategic alliances, acquisitions, IPOs, and board of director responsibilities for public and private corporations. George has public company Board of Directors experience, having previously served as Audit Committee Chairman of Saba Software (SABA) for 3 years and Vendavo, Inc.. Previously, George was Interim Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer at Marvell Technology (MRVL), a $3 Billion semiconductor provider of products for data storage, mobile and video communications. During George’s Chief Financial Officer tenure, the market capitalization grew from $6 billion to $10 billion. Prior to Marvell, George was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Chordiant Software (CHRD), a provider of enterprise software for customer service and marketing processes. Previous to this, George was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Aeroprise, Inc., a private software company with award winning solutions for mobile IT service management that he co-founded. Aeroprise was acquired by BMC Software, Inc. Prior to Aeroprise, George was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Operations for Remedy Corporation. In his 6 year tenure at this high-growth enterprise software company, George was a Member of the Executive Team that grew revenues from $2 million to a $200 million run rate and a ~$2 billion market capitalization. Remedy has customers in 70 countries and 15 million users. George led Remedy through its IPO; a year later the company was named the #1 Hot Growth Company in America by Business Week. George began his career in 1980 as a CPA for Deloitte & Touche. George holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California, and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of California at Berkeley. George has attended the Stanford Law School Directors College, an ISS-accredited Boardroom Education Program and numerous Board and Audit Committee conferences.
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About 4iQ: 4iQ is a Cyber Intelligence company that protects digital identities and investigating threats, adversaries, and fraud.
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.
CFO of Deep North
Entrepreneurial executive skilled at working closely with the founder/CEO to manage and grow early stage technology companies and restructure underperforming companies. Assignments have combined vision and strategy with collaboration and execution to significantly improve performance and create shareholder value, culminating in successful liquidity events.
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About Deep North, OneTraction: Deep North is an Analytics and AI company focused on providing insights for the physical world.
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.
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.
CFO of Ingen Dynamics
Experienced finance professional with extensive operational, finance and sales and marketing background. Texas Austin MBA and previous roles include Director at Hewlett Packard.
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About Escalon Services, Ingen Dynamics: Ingen Dynamics is an interactive personal home robot.
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
Chief Financial Officer of Radius Intelligence
Prior to joining Radius, Ash was the Head of Finance at Instacart during the company’s rapid growth phase. Ash started his career with KPMG and holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Accounting from Wake Forest University.
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About Radius Intelligence: Radius Intelligence seeks to power data intelligence across all B2B applications, channels, and users.
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 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.
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-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.