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 United States based CFO’ operating in the Lighting 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.
Prashanth Mahendra Rajah
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Analog Devices
Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah joined WABCO in June 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment at WABCO, Mr. Mahendra-Rajah served from 2012 to 2014 as Corporate Vice President and Segment CFO for the Silicon Systems Group, a $6 billion division of Applied Materials, Inc. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Mahendra-Rajah served as Vice President Finance, Head of Global Planning & Reporting for Visa. Before then, he spent 12 years at United Technologies where he served as Vice President, Finance, Planning and Analysis, UTC Fire and Security and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Building Systems and Services, Carrier Corporation. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions located in Asia, Europe and North America. Mr. Mahendra-Rajah holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, all located in the U.S.
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About Analog Devices: Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI’s analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal
Executive Vice President, CFO, Treasurer & Secretary of Universal Display Corporation
Sidney Rosenblatt is an Executive Vice President and has been our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since June 1995. Sidney also has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 1996. Sidney was the owner of S. Zitner Company from August 1990 through August 2010 and served as its President from August 1990 through December 1998. From May 1982 to August 1990, Sidney served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of InterDigital. Sidney is also a trustee of Arcadia University and is on the Board of Managers of the Overbrook School for the Blind. Sidney is also a member of the Board of the Careers in Culinary Arts Program.
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About Universal Display Corporation: Universal Display Corporation is a leader in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode.
Paul J. Reilly
Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, and Chief Financial Officer of Arrow Electronics
Paul J. Reilly is executive vice president of Finance and Operations, and chief financial officer (CFO) of Arrow Electronics, Inc. He is responsible for the functions of the treasury, capital structuring and risk management, tax efficiency and compliance, worldwide planning and budgeting, controllership, external communications and investor relations. He also oversees the alignment of the global operations and value-added services organization within the company’s functions and processes worldwide and plays a key role in the development of the company’s strategic direction and mergers and acquisitions. Reilly joined Arrow in 1991 and held a variety of roles prior to assuming the role of CFO in 2001. Prior to joining Arrow, Reilly was a certified public accountant in the business assurance practice of the New York office of KPMG Peat Marwick. In addition to providing audit services to a wide range of public and private multinational organizations, he was actively involved in providing acquisition-related services and the implementation of new accounting pronouncements. Reilly has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John’s University where he is also a guest lecturer. He serves on the boards of Assurant, Inc. and the Friends of Garden City Wrestling, and is a member of the TMA, a not-for-profit organization that supports various charitable efforts focused on young people.
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About Arrow Electronics, Texas Medical Association: Arrow Electronics designs, manufactures and distributes electronic components for industrial and commercial sectors.
SVP Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Arrow Electronics
Chris Stansbury is senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Arrow Electronics, Inc. He is responsible for leading the company’s global finance organization, and serves as a member of the company’s executive committee. Stansbury joined Arrow in 2014 as vice president and chief accounting officer. Stansbury has extensive finance leadership experience at multinational corporations across several industries. Before joining Arrow, he served as CFO for the Networking Group of Hewlett-Packard. Prior to HP, he held finance positions of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo. Stansbury holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario.
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About Arrow Electronics: Arrow Electronics designs, manufactures and distributes electronic components for industrial and commercial sectors.
Nick Gulick CFO
CFO of Tribal Existance Productions Worldwide
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About : International Extreme High Power Laser light Show Rental, Laser Logo Billboard Display Signage and Lighting Design Services Worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer of Energy Bank
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About Energy Bank, Shoto Energy: Energy Bank manufactures LED lighting systems, controls, and Internet of Things for commercial, industrial, and agricultural facilities.
CFO, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary of Lightfleet
Robert Collier has been an officer of Lightfleet since its inception in April 2003. Prior to his association with Lightfleet, Mr. Collier was CFO for Xyron Corporation starting in September 2002. Mr. Collier leads the financial and administrative activities at Lightfleet. He has over 30 years of strategic and operational management experience, in a variety of high technology multinationals, including Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp., General Instrument, Verbatim, VeriFone and Hewlett Packard. As VeriFone’s Director of Finance, Mr. Collier helped grow the company from pre-IPO to revenue of nearly half a billion dollars, through its subsequent acquisition by Hewlett Packard. He holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
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About Lightfleet: Lightfleet has developed a new way of letting computers talk to each other using broadcast light to eliminate the wires.
CFO of FLEx Lighting
Shawn Pucylowski is the Chief Financial Officer at Management Research Services.
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About Azumo, FLEx Lighting, Management Research Services: FLEx Lighting is a nanotechnology and optics company that produces flexible LED light guide film.
CFO of Fulham
An experienced CFO with 25 years international experience, James provides Fulham a deep understanding of financial strategy and planning. He has held CFO positions at a number of international technology companies, including IdaTech Group, Datong Electronics plc, and Network Security Ltd. James is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry.
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About Cambridge Medical Technologies, Fulham: Fulham designs and produces electronic ballasts, transformers, LED lamps and drivers, emergency lighting systems and more.
Chief Financial Officer of Stack Lighting
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About Stack Lighting: Stack is the technology leader behind the world’s first responsive lighting solutions for homes and buildings.
Chief Financial Officer / Managing Partner of Old Cove Integrators L.L.C
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About Old Cove Integrators L.L.C: Old Cove Integrators develops professional automation systems for residential and commercial projects.