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 Data Center 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.
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.
CFO of Nutanix
Duston Williams is currently the CFO of Nutanix. He became CFO of Gigamon in March 2012. Prior thereto, he was CFO for SandForce, Inc., a data storage company, from March 2011 through its sale to LSI Corporation in January 2012. From June 2006 to June 2010, he was Vice President and CFO of Infinera Corporation. From December 2004 to June 2006 he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Maxtor Corporation. From January 2000 to November 2004, he served as CFO various high technology companies. From 1986 through 1999, he served in a variety of accounting and finance positions at Western Digital Corporation, including as its Senior Vice President and CFO.
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About Nutanix: Nutanix is a virtualized datacenter platform that provides disruptive datacenter infrastructure solutions for business applications.
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.
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.