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 Internet 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 GitHub
Mike Taylor is CFO at GitHub, a web-based Git or version control repository and Internet hosting service. Prior to joining GitHub, Mike was VP Capital Markets and New Ventures at Tesla Motors, where he managed capital markets and new venture creation activities worldwide. In his prior roles as VP Finance and, later, Treasurer, he managed finance, treasury, investor relations, capital markets, and customer finance for the innovative electric vehicle company.
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About GitHub: GitHub provides code hosting services that allow developers to build software for open-source and private projects in organizations.
CFO of Pinterest
Todd Morgenfeld is the chief financial officer at Pinterest since October 5, 2016. Prior to his current role, Morgenfeld worked as vice president, finance at Twitter. His previous positions include senior vice president, treasury, financial analytics and corporate development at Hewlett-Packard, director at Silver Lake Partners, and associate at Goldman Sachs.
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About Pinterest: Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool for saving and discovering creative ideas.
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.
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 Strava
Lily Yang is the Chief Financial Officer at Strava.
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About Strava: Strava is an online network where runners and cyclists can record their activities, compare performance, and compete with their community.
Chief Financial Officer of PubMatic
Steve is an accomplished industry executive with more than 20 years of experience in driving growth and profitability, strategy and operational excellence across a broad range of industries in the US and Europe. He joined PubMatic in 2011 after working with leading companies including Ofoto (Kodak Gallery), a pioneer in the online photo sharing space with 60 million monthly users, Blockbuster, Inc., a multi-billion dollar global business, and Cadbury Schweppes Plc, one of the world’s largest confectionery and beverage brands. Before joining PubMatic, Steve was CFO of the innovative data management platform company Aggregate Knowledge. Prior to that, as CFO of Ofoto/Kodak Gallery, Steve helped build one of the world’s leading online digital imaging and services companies, where in addition to finance, he oversaw the company’s printing and customer service operations. Earlier in his career, he worked for Blockbuster in roles ranging from COO of Blockbuster Inc.’s New Media Division to senior vice president of Blockbuster’s U.S. Financial Operations overseeing 4,000 retail locations, to vice president of worldwide planning and helped take the company public in 1999. Prior to Blockbuster, Steve spent seven years with Cadbury Schweppes, in a variety of roles in the US and Europe, including vice president of finance for Dr. Pepper/7Up and planning director for Schweppes Europe. Steve holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.
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About PubMatic: PubMatic is an automation solutions company for an open digital media industry.
Co-Founder, CFO of MinIO
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About MinIO, MinIO: MinIO offers high-performance, S3 compatible object storage for multi-cloud architectures. Software-defined, cloud-native + 100% opensource.
Executive Officer, CFO, Strategic Investment Director Commerce and Incubation Business Division of DeNA
Shintaro Asako is the CEO of the West Region business unit at DeNA, a global leader in developing and publishing mobile games. He leads the company’s operations and corporate strategy in North America, Europe and the rest of the West. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, DeNA has offices and studios in 12 cities across eight countries with over 2,000 employees and has delivered nearly a dozen titles that hit the top 30 grossing charts on US App Store and US Google Play. In addition to launching hits such as Blood Brothers and Rage of Bahamut, DeNA currently develops and publishes mobile games for popular entertainment franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers and Final Fantasy. DeNA reported revenue of 1.8 billion dollars and operating profit of 524 million dollars in the fiscal year ending March 2014. Shintaro joined DeNA West in 2011 serving as Chief Financial Officer before moving to the role of CEO in 2013. Previously, Shintaro was Chief Financial Officer at MediciNova, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Prior to MediciNova, Shintaro worked at KPMG LLP and Arthur Anderson LLP.
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About DeNA: DeNA is a platform providing social games, e-commerce, and other web services for PCs and mobile devices.
Chief Financial Officer of ClearCare
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About ClearCare, ClearCare: ClearCare is a web-based software solution that helps home care agencies efficiently focus on what’s important: providing better care.
Chief Financial Officer of VSCO
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About VSCO: VSCO is a creative channel that builds creative tools, spaces, and connections driven by self-expression.
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.
Chief Financial Officer of Coursera
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About Coursera: Coursera is an online education company that partners with universities and organizations to offer classes on their platform.
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.
CFO of Duda
Stephanie is a seasoned finance professional with over a decade of management experience leading the scaling and development of finance and operations for fast-growing technology companies. Her previous work experience includes several years of banking as a Vice President at JP Morgan as well as public accounting experience as an auditor of tech firms at KPMG. Stephanie received her undergraduate degree in Business-Economics from UCLA and her MBA from Columbia University. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of California.
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About Duda: Duda is a responsive website builder for digital marketing agencies, hosting companies, and online directories.
Chief Financial Officer of adRise
Reza Banki is the Chief of Staff and Head of Business Ops of Tubi.
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About adRise: AdRise is an internet TV ad platform that distributes and monetizes TV shows and movies by partnering with premium content owners.
Global Chief Financial Officer of DoiT International
Giridhar has held senior finance roles at both public and private technology companies including most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Onica, responsible for global financial and legal operations. As Chief Financial Officer at REAN Cloud, he led all aspects of accounting, corporate planning, financial reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations, and legal. As a senior finance leader at Virtustream Inc., he played an instrumental role in the company’s disruptive growth and ultimate sale to EMC Corporation in a $1.2 billion acquisition transaction. Giridhar began his career with Ernst & Young and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Colorado. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Accounting from Bangalore University, India.
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About DoiT International: We tackle complex problems of scale using our expertise in resolving problems, coding, algorithms, complexity analysis, and system design.
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.
Chief Financial Officer of Aeris
John Molise joined Aeris in 2008 as Vice President of Finance. Since that time, he has managed leadership functions in accounting and finance, administration, engineering, and technical operations. He was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in July 2015. Mr. Molise has over 16 years of experience in the broadband and telecommunications industries. Prior to Aeris, he held a broad range of finance and technology leadership positions for Charter Communications, a Fortune 500 cable and broadband company. Mr. Molise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.
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About Aeris: Aeris is the only cellular network designed and built exclusively for machines.
Co-Founder & CFO of Palma Ceia SemiDesign
Timothy Ng is a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of PCS. With 25 years of investment banking expertise and technology company finance, Tim has completed 100 merger, acquisition and financing transactions with aggregate value exceeding $100 billion, including representing Synopsys on its acquisition of Avant! and Simplex and Numerical Design on their sales to Cadence Design, among others. He is currently an Advisory Board member at TPG-controlled XOJET, and hedge fund VII Peaks Capital, and was a board member of Nasdaq-listed Magma Design Automation for seven years. He previously held senior investment banking positions with Deutsche Bank Securities, Credit Suisse First Boston, Cowen & Company and Morgan Stanley. Based in California, Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
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About Intellectus Partners, LLC, Palma Ceia SemiDesign: Palma Ceia SemiDesign offers analog and RF IP for emerging WiFi, LTE, and wireline applications.
Chief Financial Officer of InfluxData
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About InfluxData: InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB, the open source time series database.
Co-Founder & CFO of hopps
Doreen Li is co-founder at hopps.
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About hopps: hopps is an iOS/Android platform that reduces the hassle and time for patrons to get a drink while boosting revenue for venues.
Chief Financial Officer of Partnerize
Mike Lemberg has served as our Chief Financial Officer since November 2008 and our Vice President – Strategy and Business Development since November 2007. Prior to that Mike Lemberg was Vice President of financial planning and analysis at UNICA Corporation, a global provider of Enterprise Marketing Management software. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer of Arbinet, a leading electronic market for trading, routing and settling communications capacity and a management consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Mike Lemberg received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan Business School. Mike Lemberg oversees the Company’s finance, operations, human resources and strategic planning functions.
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About Partnerize: Partnerize is the only partnership management solution for marketers seeking high quality, scalable subsidies to primary channels.
Founder and CFO of Pitchdeck Inc.
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About Pitchdeck Inc.: Connecting startups and investors through online pitch decks.
Chief Financial Officer of ActiveVideo Networks
Matt oversees the financial strategies and business processes that are fundamental to mapping and executing on ActiveVideo’s growth objectives. He is charged with creating the financial models that are cornerstones of the evaluation of new technology and market opportunities by the company’s management team and Board of Directors. He works closely with ARRIS Group and Charter Communications, the ActiveVideo joint venture partners, to build support for investment decisions that can help the company scale across additional business and geographic areas. Matt joined ActiveVideo as controller in 2010, and has been vital to the implementation of operational and financial disciplines that are aligned with the company’s business objectives. His keen grasp of ActiveVideo’s operations and financial models were instrumental in the acquisition of ActiveVideo by ARRIS and Charter. Previously, he had been on a partner track at Burr, Pilger & Mayer and co-founded BizProNet, a consulting practice which was created to connect businesses with pre-vetted management level consultants. Matt is licensed as a CPA by the State of California. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.
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About ActiveVideo Networks: ActiveVideo, a software company, uses cloud-based technology to bring advanced user interfaces to cable and IPTV set-top boxes.
Chief Financial Officer of ProctorU
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About ProctorU: ProctorU provides distance proctoring services using webcams and screen-sharing technology.
Founder & retired CFO Managing Director of MadeToOrder.com
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About MadeToOrder.com: MadeToOrder™ specializes in the development; sourcing and sales of logo branded merchandise and apparel.
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.
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.
CFO & COO of Grio
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About Grio: Grio is a software consulting firm located in San Francisco. We specialize in web and mobile app development.
CFO of Topica Inc.
CFO at Topica Inc.
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About Topica Inc.: Topica is an email marketing firm that helps businesses manage content and messaging.