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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Compliance 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.
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Chief Financial Officer of TrustArc
CFO at TRUSTe
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About TrustArc: TrustArc provides solutions to manage privacy compliance for the GDPR, CCPA, and other global privacy regulations.
Co-Founder & CFO of Arival
Igor is serial investor and entrepreneur, co-founder of fintech VC fund Life.SREDA (Singapore) and licensed digital bank for businesses Arival Bank (US). Igor has started his career in management consulting (Strategy Partners Group, KPMG) with the specialization in IT, finance and consumer goods sectors. He continued his career in banking (BCS Bank) and tech M&A (AFK Sistema) focusing on strategy and business development. After receiving an MBA in School of Management SKOLKOVO and innovation and entrepreneurship Executive program at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Igor participated in several IT start-ups and joined a newly formed VС fund Life.SREDA (Singapore), where he participated as CIO in 20+ investment deals in the fintech space across the world, including 9 exits to date. In 2018 Igor with co-founders started a new venture – licensed digital bank for international businesses Arival Bank, tailored for undeserved business clients, such as investment funds, fintechs, crypto, multinational global entrepreneurs, brokers, freelancers etc.
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About Arival, Life.SREDA: A fintech company building banking services for businesses and entrepreneurs across the world.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cintas
Mike Hansen joined Cintas in October, 1995, as Treasury Manager, after previous positions with Ernst & Young and Rockwell International. Mike has served Cintas in many roles including: First Aid Controller, Global Accounts Controller in Chicago, General Manager of the Cincinnati Fire Location and since March, Corporate Controller and Vice President and Treasurer. Mike was promoted to Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer on February 1, 2015, responsible for the company’s accounting and finance functions.
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About Cintas: Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North
CFO of Main Street Exchange Corporation
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About Main Street Exchange Corporation: MSE is the world’s first automated deal closing and securities compliance platform making the old way of fundraising laughable.
Chief Financial Officer of Diligent
Michael serves as the CFO of Diligent Corporation. Michael Stanton joins Diligent with nearly 20 years of experience spanning business optimization, corporate finance, treasury and corporate development, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at SaaS-based education technology provider Blackboard Inc. With more than a decade at Blackboard, Stanton helped lead the company’s successful IPO efforts, which catapulted Blackboard to the top of the education technology market. He also helped grow the company to more than $650 million in revenue, and during his tenure he led more than $4 billion in equity and debt financings and 32 M&A transactions. Prior to Blackboard, Stanton held leadership positions at the international financial and corporate communications consultancy, Dewe Rogerson, and CCA Companies Inc., where he was responsible for forecasting, budgeting and analysis of the company’s lodging and gaming business. He holds a BA in history from College of the Holy Cross.
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About Diligent: Diligent is the largest GRC SaaS provider, with 1M users, across 23,000 organizations, valued at $7B+ and $500 million+ in revenue.
Chief Financial Officer of Tigera
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About Tigera: Active, zero-trust based security for cloud-native applications
Chief Financial Officer of Aras
As the Chief Financial Officer, John Yee oversees financial strategy and global accounting at Aras. John brings over 20 years of experience in finance in the high-tech industry from both private industry and Big 4 public accounting firms. His experience includes pre-revenue start-up ventures as well as Fortune 500 companies. Previously, John held senior financial roles at a companies including Watchfire, Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Salary.com, Decision Resources, OneSource Information Services, Tenor Networks, and Deloitte & Touche.
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About Aras, Valore: Aras is a suite of open source product life cycle management (PLM) software solutions that run on a model-based SOA application framework.
Trudance L. C. Bakke
Chief Financial Officer of Foreside Financial Group
Ms. Bakke is responsible for all of Foreside’s financial operations. Prior to joining Foreside, she managed the reporting, finance and tax aspects of fund administration of Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services business. In her 10 years at Citigroup, she also managed corporate accounting and broker-dealer finance matters. Prior to this, she was with Coopers & Lybrand LLP.
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About Foreside Financial Group: Foreside provides strategic thinking, compliance-focused professionals who deliver a range of outsourced business solutions.
Chief Financial Officer of Vector Solutions
As CFO, I am excited to lead Vector Solutions in the areas of Finance and HR as we expand organically and through acquisitions into diversified areas of Learning and Human Capital Management. While my foundation is in public accounting, my roles have been CFO for both publicly traded and privately held companies, including an IPO. I have been a key member of management for high-growth companies, responsible for SEC reporting and investor relations to HR and risk management. My domestic and international experience includes multiple acquisitions and divestitures/spinoffs, debt and equity raises, software design and implementation and business process outsourcing. I have a proven ability to improve operations and maximize profitability through effective financial management. I consider myself a hands-on leader, simultaneously serving as a strategic partner to other senior management. I am a frequent speaker at conferences and events, and in 2010, I was a finalist for the Dallas Business Journal’s CFO of the year award. I am a licensed CPA in Texas and am a graduate of West Texas A&M University.
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About Vector Solutions: Leading provider of technology solutions dedicated to driving safer, smarter decision-making in the world’s most essential industries.
Co-founder , COO & CFO of Xantrion
Tom manages Xantrion’s consulting team and finances. He has architected dozens of business computer networks. He developed our client focused Complete Care service, which provides unlimited support and a guarantee of satisfaction at a fixed monthly cost. He also pioneered internal policies such as open book financial reporting and profit sharing, which resulted in a high level of team member retention and satsifaction. Prior to founding Xantrion, Tom was Director of Consulting for an I.T. consulting firm. He also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey and CFO of CoForge. Prior to that, he was an operations manager for Chevron. Tom has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
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About Xantrion: Xantrion specializes in outsourced managed IT services and cybersecurity for mid-sized companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chief Financial Officer of LawRoom
Teresa provides leadership and strategic direction for all financial and operational functions of LawRoom, and directly oversees accounting, human resources, and facilities.
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About LawRoom: LawRoom delivers online compliance training to thousands of organizations.
CFO of Tethr
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About Tethr: Tethr operates as an AI-powered conversation intelligence platform.
CFO of Volicon
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About Volicon: The Global Leader In Media Intelligence And Compliance Logging