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 Messaging 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 Twitter
Ned Segal is the new Chief Financial Officer at Twitter. Before this Ned was Senior Vice President of Finance at Intuit, where he most recently led finance for the Small Business Group. Ned was responsible for the division’s financial and strategic planning. During his tenure, the business accelerated total revenue growth and QuickBooks Online subscriber growth while expanding operating margins from 34% to over 40%. Before joining Intuit, Ned served as Chief Financial Officer of RPX Corporation for almost 2 years. He joined Goldman Sachs as head of global software banking, COO tech banking, and other roles. He finished bachelor of science at Georgetown University.
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About Twitter: Twitter is a social networking platform that allows its users to send and read micro-blogs of up to 280-characters known as tweets.
Chief Financial Officer of Zoom
Kelly Steckelberg is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Zoom. Kelly Steckelberg brings to Zoom extensive leadership and finance experience. Most recently, she was CEO of Zoosk, where she previously held positions of CFO and COO. Prior to Zoosk, Kelly was the Sr. Director of Consumer Segment Finance of Cisco. Kelly has also held various roles in finance at Cisco Webex, Epiphany, PeopleSoft, and KPMG. She has a MA in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Kelly is a board member of the Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco and loves to travel, having been to over 60 countries.
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About Zoom: Zoom is a software company that offers a communications platform that connects people through video, voice, chat, and content sharing.
Chief Financial Officer of Slack
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About Slack: Slack is an enterprise software platform that allows teams and businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively.
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of Parsable
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About Parsable: Parsable offers a connected worker platform for industrial workers with modern digital tools to improve productivity, quality and safety.
Chief Financial Officer of Make Sense Labs
John Schenk is a finance executive with 20+ years experience working for high-growth technology companies and global entertainment brands. Skills include finance, accounting, strategy, operations, business development, legal/business affairs and HR. MBA in finance from #3 ranked best MBA Finance program. Actively licensed CPA. John has successfully raised millions of dollars via equity, debt and convertible debt financing structures. #CFO #MBA #CPA #technology #startup #blockchain #crypto #socialmedia #digitalmedia #advertising #influencer #music #entertainment #losangeles
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About Make Sense Labs, Nujj, Taffy Media Inc.: Make Sense Labs Secure Messaging with Blockchain Technology
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 Celframe Corporation
William Wilson is the chief financial officer of [Celframe](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/celframe), a software company that develops office and business management and administrative software.
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About Celframe Corporation: Cellframe is a software company developing office and business management and administrative software.
Chief Financial Officer of IntelePeer
Andre Simone is the Chief Financial Officer at IntelePeer Inc. He has served as Chief Financial Officer since February 2007. Before joining IntelePeer, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Dimatix, Inc., a provider of piezoelectric inkjet print heads, from February 2005 to October 2006. Prior to Dimatix, Mr. Simone served as Chief Financial Officer of SAP Markets, Inc., a provider of technology platforms and business solutions, from November 2002 to December 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Stanford University. Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
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About IntelePeer: IntelePeer Powers the NEW Customer Experience
CFO of Vibes
Charley’s responsibilities include strategic planning, budgeting, financial operations and capital activities. Charley came to Vibes in June 2008 and brings more than 15 years of experience managing strategic planning, revenue, budget management, direct sales and financial analysis. Prior to Vibes, Charley held several senior positions at leading Internet companies including Yahoo!, eGroups and Learning Insights. Most recently, Charley worked as the Director of Operations at Google following their acquisition of Feedburner where he was CFO. Charley holds an MBA from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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About Vibes: Vibes is a mobile marketing software platform.
CFO of Freedcamp
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About Freedcamp: We are building the first truly intelligent project management system.
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 Mobile Posse
Steve joined Mobile Posse with over 16 years of experience managing the finance functions for emerging technology companies. Prior to Mobile Posse, Steve served as Rivermine’s Chief Financial Officer overseeing the financial, legal and administrative matters for the Company. Before Rivermine, Steve held similar financial positions at privately held technology companies. He was Vice President of Finance at Fine Point Technologies, a subscriber acquisition technology company, Controller at Digital Paper Corporation, a document management software company and Controller at POMS Corporation, a manufacturing execution systems software company. Steve has helped build and guide companies from their early stages through significant growth periods, including their eventual sale to public companies. Steve is a CPA and graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.
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About Mobile Posse: Mobile Posse turns telecom companies into mobile media leaders through its Firstly Mobile™ content discovery platform.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Birch Communications
Scott Murphy is the vice president and chief financial officer of [Birch Communications](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/birch-communications), a communications, network, cloud, and IT solutions provider. Prior to that, he was the chief financial officer at RMS Family Restaurants. Murphy holds an MBA from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Georgia.
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About Birch Communications: Birch Communications, Inc. is a leading communications, network, cloud and IT solutions provider.
CFO of Sally Beauty
Mark J. Flaherty is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Flaherty served as the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller for Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. since October 2007. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Flaherty served as Chief Financial Officer of Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc from August 2002 to October 2007, as its Treasurer from October 2002 to October 2007, and as its Assistant Secretary from October 2003 to October 2007. Mr. Flaherty previously served as Tandy Brand’s Corporate Controller from June 1997 through August 2002. From 1991 to June 1997, Mr. Flaherty held the positions of Divisional Controller and Assistant Corporate Controller of various companies in the real estate and staffing industries. Prior to 1991, Mr. Flaherty was employed in the audit practice at the accounting firm formerly known as Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Flaherty is a certified public accountant.
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About Sally Beauty: Sally Beauty Holdings is a global distributor and retailer offering professional beauty products to both retail consumers.
Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Architects and Engineers
Charles Peiffer serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PAE. Prior to being named to this position, Charles served as the Senior Vice President and CFO at IAP Worldwide Services. Prior to his position at IAP, Charles served as Vice President of Finance and CFO at Fluid Technologies, a $3.5B operating segment of ITT, where he successfully integrated eight acquisitions in six years. Charles has held financial leadership roles at Avaya Communications, Lucent Technologies, AlliedSignal, Martin Marietta and General Electric. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Accounting from Philadelphia University and his Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.
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About Pacific Architects and Engineers: Pacific Architects and Engineers provider of services that support military readiness, peacekeeping missions, nation building activities.
CFO & Co-Founder of VentureCity Inc.
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About VentureCity Inc.: VentureCity is a mobile application that provides an honest & real-time platform that makes engaging with a city smart, social and simple.
CFO of Sober Chat
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About Opya: Sober Chat is a location sensitive, mobile chat application designed to help people who struggle with alcoholism
CFO of Vox Mobile
Zachary Fleitman is the CFO at Vox Mobile.
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About Vox Mobile: Vox Mobile offers complete enterprise mobility including mobile technology consulting, management, and support to companies.
CFO of Coolfire
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About Coolfire: Coolfire builds collaboration software for teams on the move. We organize tasks, communication, and workflow.
Co-founder & CFO of KeeeWeee Inc.
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About KeeeWeee Inc.: KeeeWeee is the instant messenger that enables people from different networks to connect and communicate.