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 Hardware 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 & Chief Investment Officer of Boomtown Accelerators
Jason Searfoss is the Chief Financial Officer at Boomtown Accelerator and Altvia Solutions, LLC. In this role, he manages investor relations and financial strategy for the firm. He also leads the finance and fundraising curriculum for the teams that join the accelerator. Before joining Boomtown, Jason Searfoss was the Chief Financial Officer at Longford Capital. He has also worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, GE Capital, AEGON, Samsung and JPMorgan Chase. Jason Searfoss has extensive experience in private equity and corporate finance. He holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1998 and B.A. in Economics and English, Summa Cum Laude from Kenyon College in 1994.
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About Boomtown Accelerators, Numeria Ventures: Boomtown’s bespoke accelerator programs help startups turn ideas into profitable, scalable businesses.
EVP, COO & CFO of GoPro
Brian McGee is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of [GoPro](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/gopro#/entity), a brand of high-definition personal cameras used in extreme action video photography. Previously, he was the vice president for finance at the same company. He has also served as the vice president for business operations at [Qualcomm](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/qualcomm#/entity). McGee holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from [California Polytechnic State University](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/california-polytechnic-state-university-san-luis-obispo#/entity). He lives in Los Gatos, California, United States.
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About GoPro: GoPro is a brand of personal cameras used in extreme action video photography.
Senior Vice President and CFO of Sphere 3d
Kurt Kalbfleisch joined Sphere 3D as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2014. Prior to that, Kurt was with Overland Storage from December 1993 until November 2014 and served as Overland’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Kurt is responsible for the company’s finance, accounting, legal, and facilities operations. During his tenure at Overland, Kurt has also served in several key management roles in cost accounting and finance. Prior to joining Overland, Kurt was a manufacturing budget analyst for McDonnell Douglas Corp. Kurt earned his MBA from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.
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About Sphere 3d: Sphere 3D Corp. delivers data management, and desktop and application virtualization via hybrid Cloud, Cloud and on-premise implementations.
CFO of Boosted USA
Richard Bridge is the CFO at Boosted, Inc.
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About Boosted USA: Boosted USA builds and develops lightweight, wireless, and remote-controlled motorized electric longboards.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer of iRobot
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About iRobot: iRobot is an American technology company that designs and builds behavior-based AI robots.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Seagate Technology
Patrick O’Malley assumed the role of EVP & CFO effective August 25, 2008. In his previous role of SVP Finance & Treasurer, he was responsible for Corp. Accounting, Reporting, Treasury, Credit & Collections and Risk Management along with Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and support for our Business Unit GMs, Sales & other functions. In October 2005, he returned to Finance from the Sales Organization where he coordinated the Company’s activities surrounding the Consumer Electronics market as the SVP, Consumer Electronics Business Development from January 2004. O’Malley joined Seagate in 1988 & has held various management roles within the Finance organization including Manager of Consolidation & Cost Accounting, Director of Finance – Corporate FP&A, Sr. Director of Finance for Oklahoma City Operations, Sr. Director of Finance for Desktop Design, VP of Finance for Recording Media Operations & SVP of Finance for Manufacturing Operations. Prior to joining Seagate, he spent four years as a Sr. Staff Accountant for Arthur Young & Co. O’Malley holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame (Class of 1984).
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About Seagate Technology, Seagate Technology: Seagate offers consumers and businesses with data storage solutions to create, share, and preserve digital content.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Micron Technology
David Zinsner is the senior vice president and chief financial officer at Micron Technology. Mr. Zinsner joined Micron in February 2018 with more than 20 years of financial and operations experience in the semiconductor and technology industry. Mr. Zinsner most recently served as president and chief operating officer at Affirmed Networks. Previously, he was senior vice president of finance and CFO at Analog Devices. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer at Intersil Corp. Mr. Zinsner holds a master’s degree in business administration, finance and accounting from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.
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About Micron Technology: Micron Technology is a semiconductor company that produces DRAM, SDRAM, flash memory, SSD and CMOS image sensing chips.
Chief Financial Officer of HaptX
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About HaptX: HaptX is a leading haptics company that brings realistic touch to virtual reality for the first time with HaptX Gloves.
Chief Financial Officer of Plume Design
Murat Kocaman has been serving as Chief Financial Officer at Plume Design since March 2017.
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About Plume Design: Plume is a SaaS platform that provides the delivery of technological services for connected homes.
Chief Financial Officer of Purple Technologies
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About Clyde Duneier, Inc., Purple Technologies: Purple Technologies creates beautiful products that enhance the human experience.
Chief Financial Officer of Taulia
As Chief Financial Officer, René has responsibility for the company’s finance and human resource functions and oversees the administration of the company. René has more than 20 years of experience in finance, operations and leadership roles in the United States and Asia. Before joining Taulia, René took a break from the for-profit world and helped Goodwill of Silicon Valley develop its program to help adults with autism find meaningful work. René’s corporate experience includes managing the divisional finance staff at Visa to prepare the business units for what was, at the time, the largest IPO in the United States. René also spent 4 years in Asia managing the operations of Visa’s largest region outside the United States. When not working, René spends time with his wife and two girls and when they are asleep, he can be found working out in his garage.
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About Taulia: Taulia is a FinTech startup that provides working capital management and electronic invoicing services for supply chain companies.
Chief Financial Officer of Spireon
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About Spireon: Spireon connects companies to their mobile assets and workforce through game-changing information platforms.
Executive Vice President & CFO of HP
Catherine Lesjak has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hewlett Packard Company (“HP”) since January 1, 2007 and was interim chief executive officer of HP from August 2010 through October 2010. As a 27-year veteran of the company, Lesjak has held a broad range of financial leadership roles across HP. Before being named CFO, she held the position of senior vice president and treasurer, responsible for managing HP’s worldwide cash, debt, foreign exchange, capital structure, risk management and benefits plan administration. Earlier in her career at HP, Lesjak managed financial operations for Enterprise Marketing and Solutions and the Software Global Business Unit. Prior to that, she was group controller for HP’s Software Solutions Organization and managed HP’s global channel credit risk as controller and credit manager for the Commercial Customer Organization. Lesjak earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and a master of business degree in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.
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About HP: HP is a manufacturer and seller of personal computers, printers, computer hardwares, and business solutions.
Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer of CyberOptics
Jeffrey Bertelsen started as our Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2005. On February 21, 2014, Jeffrey Bertelsen was appointed Chief Operating Officer, and will also retain his positions as Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining CyberOptics,Jeffrey Bertelsen was Vice President, Finance, Corporate Controller and Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Computer Network Technology Corporation (“CNT”), a provider of storage networking equipment and solutions. During his ten years at CNT, Jeffrey Bertelsen held various positions starting as controller in 1995. Prior to joining CNT, Jeffrey Bertelsen was a CPA with KPMG LLP.
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About CyberOptics: CyberOptics has provided industry leading process control sensors and inspection systems, primarily focused in the electronics assembly
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Emcor Group
Mark Pompa is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses and government, with estimated 2015 revenues of ~$6.6 B. Mr. Pompa is responsible for EMCOR’s Global Finance organization. From June 2003 to April 2006, Mark was Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer for EMCOR. From September 1994 to June 2003, Mark was Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining EMCOR, Mark was an Experienced Audit and Business Advisory Manager of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mark, a Certified Public Accountant, received his bachelor’s degree from Pace University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Financial Executives International. Additionally, Mark serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Academy of our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
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About Emcor Group: EMCOR Group is a Fortune 500 company and global leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure.
Chief Financial Officer of KETOS
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About KETOS: KETOS provides hardware and software analytics solutions and real-time data for usage and flow across water systems.
CFO of Intcomex
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About Intcomex: Intcomex provides IT products such as self-standing computer systems, PC components, peripherals, power protection and backup devices.
CFO of World Wide Technology
Tom Strunk has nearly 20 years of industry experience, serving as World Wide Technology’s Vice President of Finance from 1994 until October 1999. From 1999 to 2002, Tom served as CFO for Telcobuy.com. As current CFO for WWT, he directs and manages the WWT finance and accounting operations and oversees a staff of accounting and financial managers. Before joining World Wide Technology, Tom served as Controller for a privately-held construction company. Strunk is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Louis University.
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About Telcobuy.com, World Wide Technology: World Wide Technology is a systems integrator, provides information technology and supply chain solutions.
Executive Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer of Anixter International
Ted Dosch has been the Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Anixter since July 2011. He was the Senior Vice President of Global Finance at Anixter from January 2009 to June 2011. Prior to joining Anixter, Ted held various positions at the Whirlpool Corporation from November 1999 to January 2009. These positions included Corporate Vice President of Global Productivity, CFO for North America, Vice President of Maytag Integration, Corporate Controller and CFO of North America. Ted holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University.
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About Anixter International: Anixter is an online distributor of network & security solutions, electrical & electronic solutions and utility power solutions.
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.
CFO of Coinmine
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About B Consulting, Coinmine: Coinmine One is the first all-in-one crypto miner for everyone.
Steven K. Young
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Duke Energy Corporation
Steve Young is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Duke Energy. He leads the financial function, which includes the controller’s office, treasury, tax, risk management and insurance, as well as corporate strategy and development. These duties include accounting, cash management and overseeing risk control policies. Young joined Duke Power in 1980 as a financial assistant. After a series of promotions within the controller’s department, he was named manager of bulk power agreements in system planning and operating in 1991, and manager of the rate department in 1993. In April 1998, Young was appointed vice president of rates and regulatory affairs, with responsibility for Duke Power’s regulatory strategies and policies in rate, financial and accounting matters. He was also accountable for the company’s interaction with the utility commissions of North Carolina and South Carolina, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He was named senior vice president and chief financial officer for Duke Power in February 2003, group vice president and chief financial officer in March 2004, and vice president and controller in June 2005. In December 2006, Young was named senior vice president and controller for Duke Energy. In addition to maintaining that role at the close of the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012, he also became the company’s chief accounting officer. He was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Duke Energy in August 2013. A native of Denver, Colo., Young earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business. Young is a certified public accountant and a certified managerial accountant in North Carolina. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Managerial Accountants and National Association of Accountants. He is also a member of the Edison Electric Institute Accounting Executive Advisory Committee and the Southeastern Electric Exchange Accounting and Finance Section.
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About Duke Energy Corporation: Duke Energy makes life better for every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way – affordable, reliable and clean.
Chief Financial Officer of SquareTrade
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About SquareTrade: SquareTrade is an independent warranty provider for consumer electronics and appliances.
CFO of Silver Peak
Eric Yeaman has served as Chief Financial Officer since joining Silver Peak in 2005. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Turnstone Systems. Eric has held various senior financial positions at Atheros Communications, Atmosphere Networks (acquired by Ditech Communications), Whitetree Networks (acquired by Ascend Communications), and KPMG. Mr. Yeaman became a CPA in 1995.
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About Silver Peak: Silver Peak is the Global Leader in Broadband and Hybrid WAN Solutions.
CFO of Meta View
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About Meta View: Meta View is an electronic company that provides augmented and virtual reality solutions for various businesses.
SVP, Chief Financial Officer of Wind River
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About Wind River: Wind River is a technology company that develops, runs, and manages device software.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of CommScope
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About CommScope: CommScope Enterprise Solutions, a division of CommScope, Inc., offers a complete portfolio of network infrastructure solutions that enable
Interim CFO of Laicos, Inc.
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About Laicos, Inc.: A Tampa Based Startup Studio turning ideas into products into companies
CFO of Cloud Water Filters
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About Cloud Water Filters: Cloud is a water brand, building a network of lifelong customers around the single promise of toxin-free, nutrient-rich water.
Robert (Bob) Hau
EVP & CFO of TE Connectivity
EVP & CFO of TE Connectivity.
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About TE Connectivity: TE Connectivity is a company provides engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products, undersea telecommunication.
Chief Financial Officer of Dolby Laboratories
Mr. Chew is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (audio, imaging, and voice technologies for the entertainment industry) and has held that position since 2012. He previously was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation (design, manufacturing, and sale of semiconductor products) (2001 to 2011). Mr. Chew also was a Partner and certified public accountant at KPMG, LLP (accounting firm), where he served mainly technology and financial institution clients. Mr. Chew has been a director of PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company since 2009.
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About Dolby Laboratories: Dolby creates surround sound, imaging, and voice technologies for cinemas, home theaters, PCs, mobile devices, games, and more.
Chief Financial Officer of Whirlpool
Larry Venturelli was named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective January, 2012. Venturelli joined Whirlpool as assistant corporate controller in 2002. He held a number of positions of increasing leadership accountability in the Investor Relations and Global Finance organizations, most recently serving as senior vice president, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer and CFO for Whirlpool International. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Venturelli held various financial positions at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Campbell Soup Company and Quaker Oats. Venturelli earned a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University. He is a certified public accountant.
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About Whirlpool: Whirlpool manufactures and markets major home appliances.
CBDO and CFO of Navigine
Oleg Demidov is the CEO and Founder of CarbonSpace
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About CarbonSpaceTech, CrowdSpace, Navigine: Software platform for precise positioning and online-to-offline attribution.
Paul E Blondin
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EDB
Paul Blondin is EDB’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Paul works closely with the senior executive team and board of directors to participate in strategic planning and forecasting. Paul oversees EDB’s financial controls and processes, which gives him unique insight into how and when EDB can penetrate new markets. Paul has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in enterprise software. Before joining EDB, Paul was Managing Partner of KickStart Partners, LLC, a business advisory group to private equity investors and CEOs. Paul was previously an entrepreneur, having co-founded and led Pactolus Communication Software, which was sold in 2010. He held executive posts at IPHighway Ltd; Open Development Corp; and was President and CEO of the network security company Netect Ltd. until he engineered its sale in 1999. Paul also served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Open Development Corporation, which was sold in 1997, and CFO of Cascade Communications Corp. Paul earned his MBA from Babson College and a BS in accounting from Boston College.
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About EDB: EDB is an open source-based data platform.
Mark A. Peters
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Medrobotics
Mark Peters has over 25 years of finance leadership, operations management, business analytics and strategic planning experience in private and public companies, including successful IPO experience. Mr. Peters began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM before focusing on high growth medtech companies. His medtech experience includes Chief Financial Officer and Vice President roles for Health Language, a private equity financed healthcare IT company acquired by Wolters Kluwer; IST, a venture funded spinal implant company acquired by Integra LifeSciences; Aura Medsystems, a venture funded tissue closure company founded on technology licensed from Harvard Medical School / Mass. General Hospital; and Seikagaku Corporation, a publicly traded biopharma manufacturer of endotoxin detection re-agents. Mr. Peters earned a BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from The University of Notre Dame, where he serves as a Director on the Mendoza College of Business Graduate Alumni Board. He previously served on the Board of Directors for MassMEDIC (Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council) and is a licensed CPA.
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About Medrobotics: Medrobotics is a medical robotics company developing and commercializing the Flex Robotic System.
CFO of TiTAN Platform US
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About TiTAN Platform US: TiTAN Platform is a smart content and device company. TiTAN delivers an innovative global ecosystem of smart software and hardware products.
CFO of Ouster
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About Ouster: Ouster builds high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, and many other applications.
Executive Vice President & CFO of Osi Systems
Alan Edrick is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Alan joined the Company in this role in September 2006. Alan has more than two decades of financial management and public accounting experience, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial planning and analysis, and regulatory compliance. Between 2004 and 2006, Alan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioSource International, Inc., a biotechnology company, until its sale to Invitrogen Corporation. Between 1998 and 2004, Alan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of North American Scientific, Inc., a medical device and specialty pharmaceutical company. Between 1989 and 1998, Alan was employed by Price Waterhouse LLP in various positions including Senior Manager, Capital Markets. Alan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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About Osi Systems: OSI Systems is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications.
SVP & CFO of CDW Corporation
Collin Kebo is the SVP & CFO at CDW.
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About CDW Corporation: CDW is a provider of IT solutions for business, government, education, and healthcare.
Chief Financial Officer of Avnet
Thomas Liguori joined Advanced Energy in May 2015 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, bringing more than 30 years of finance and operations expertise to the company. He was previously executive vice president and chief financial officer at Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (MFLEX). He built a global finance organization amid a period of significant corporate growth during his seven-year tenure at MFLEX, a global leader of high-quality, technologically advanced flexible printed circuits and value-added component assembly solutions to the electronics industry. Thomas Liguori has also served as the chief financial officer at Hypercom, Inc.; Iomega Corporation; Channell Commercial Corporation; and Dole Europe for Dole Food Company, and he has held other senior management positions at Teledyne, Inc.; Honeywell; and Deloitte & Touche LLP. He holds a BS degree in business administration, summa cum laude, from Boston University and an MBA in finance, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University. He is a certified management accountant and a certified financial manager.
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About Avnet: Avnet is a global technology solutions compnay.
Chief Financial Officer of Avnet
Tom Liguori is the chief financial officer (CFO) for Avnet. He leads a global finance group responsible for more than 50 separate functions including: accounting, financial operations, administrative services, business advisory services, and corporate administration. Tom joined Avnet in January 2018 with more than 30 years of finance and operations experience. Prior to joining Avnet, Tom was the CFO for Advanced Energy, where he helped transform the company into a top financial performer in the industry by streamlining the cost structure, implementing shared service centers, reducing working capital, upgrading the business systems and fostering a culture of continual improvement. He also previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of MFLEX, a global provider of flexible circuits and assemblies for smartphones and tablets, where he built and oversaw the finance and information technology teams during a period of high growth in the smartphone industry. Tom has a master of business administration in finance from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University. He is a certified management accountant and a certified financial manager.
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About Avnet: Avnet is a global technology solutions compnay.
Chief Financial Officer of ParkerVision
Cindy Poehlman is CFO at ParkerVision.
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About ParkerVision: ParkerVision designs, develops, and markets RF technologies that enable advanced wireless communication for mobile networks.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Design Systems
Geoff Ribar is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ribar is responsible for managing the company’s global finance organization, including Investor Relations, Information Technology, Workplace Resources, Order Fulfillment, Internal Audit and Controller functions. Prior to his appointment as CFO at Cadence, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Telegent Systems in Sunnyvale, California, where he led the company’s Finance, Legal, IT and HR teams in supporting a sales growth that was among the fastest ever in the semiconductor industry. Ribar has extensive experience in the semiconductor industry in both private and public companies. He held the CFO position at a number of semiconductor companies including SiRF, Matrix Semiconductor and nVidia. In addition he worked at AMD for 15 years, ending as corporate controller. During his career, Ribar has facilitated many M&A transactions, helping companies successfully scale during periods of rapid growth. Ribar received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, as well as an MBA, from the University of Michigan.
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About Cadence Design Systems: Cadence Design Systems develops electronic design automation, software, hardware and silicon intellectual property technologies.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Dedicated Computing
Jane Menheer is Dedicated Computing’s Chief Financial Officer. She joined the company in 2011. Menheer is responsible for leading the finance and accounting functions, along with the legal, risk management, compliance, organizational development, and human resource functions within the organization. She brings more than 25 years of financial and operations experience in Big 4 public accounting, high growth environments, and turnaround situations. Prior to joining Dedicated Computing, Menheer served as CFO for Guaranty Financial Corporation. Earlier in her career, Menheer held various executive leadership positions at Direct Supply, including CFO and Treasurer. Menheer is a graduate of Marquette University where she earned a BS degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
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About Dedicated Computing: Dedicated Computing designs, validates and integrates compute engines for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Software
CFO & VP, Finance of Seek Thermal
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About Seek Thermal: Seek Thermal engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging products and sensors.
CFO & VP, Finance of Seek Thermal
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About Seek Thermal: Seek Thermal engineers, designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging products and sensors.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of LDR Holding
Bob McNamara is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. He has over twenty years experience within technology environments including medical device and software. His experience includes managing two IPO’s including Accuray Inc. ($330 million) and Somnus ($50 million). He also served as a board member post IPO for Northstar Neurosciences. During his CFO career, Bob managed six acquisitions or mergers including the acquisition of InDefense, Inc. by Microsoft Corp., the acquisition of Recourse Technologies by Symantec, and was part of the team that negotiated the $1.1B acquisition of Target Therapeutics by Boston Scientific. He holds an MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a BS from University of San Francisco. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) and the former Mayor of Menlo Park, California.
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About LDR Holding: LDR Global Home develops and commercializes systems and instrumentation used in spine treatments and surgeries.
COO, CFO of Sixense
Over 10 years in finance, including investment banking and private equity, with firms such as Robertson Stephens in San Francisco and Citigroup in New York and London.
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About Sixense: Sixense Enterprises Inc is a leading provider of VR/AR enterprise solutions.
CFO of Leviton Manufacturing
Mark Baydarian is CFO at Leviton Manufacturing.
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About Leviton Manufacturing: Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems.
CFO and COO of Veeco Instruments
Shubham “Sam” Maheshwari has extensive experience in financial management, and has a proven track record of building high performance teams and achieving financial results. Prior to SiFive, Sam held senior-level finance positions at Veeco, OnCore Manufacturing Services, Spansion/Cypress Semiconductor, KLA-Tencor and American Airlines. Sam earned an MBA at The Wharton School, and received a B.Tech. degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
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About SiFive, Varex Imaging, Veeco Instruments: Veeco provides process equipment solutions that enable the manufacture of LEDs, power electronics, hard drives, MEMS and wireless chips.
CFO of Planar Systems
Bai has served as the CFO and Director for Leyard Overseas Board since 2015. Prior to joining, Cindy served as Chief Financial Officer of HBA Inc, as Vice President of Finance for Alcoa Inc. Asia, and at Motorola Inc. where for 18 years she had a variety of finance roles. Cindy obtained her Bachelor degree in Economics from Central University of Finance and Economics in China and she holds an MBA from Arizona State University. She is a certified public account in the state of Illinois.
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About Planar Systems: Planar Systems, is a global leader in digital display technology providing premier solutions for the world’s most demanding environments.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Planar Systems
Gray joined the Company in 2005 and currently serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Planar, a Leyard company. Since joining in 2005, Gray has held various positions inside the Company including Director of Finance for worldwide operations, Corporate Treasurer, Vice President and Corporate Controller, and Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Planar, Gray has held significant financial planning and analysis, business partnering and treasury positions at Sequent Computer Systems, Radisys, Merant plc and Tektronix. He has a BS in Finance from the University of Portland.
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About Planar Systems: Planar Systems, is a global leader in digital display technology providing premier solutions for the world’s most demanding environments.
CFO / COO of iON Worldwide
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About iON Worldwide: iON Worldwide designs, develops, and manufactures digital imaging products for worldwide brands.
General Counsel & CFO of mPhase Technologies
Martin Smiley is a General Counsel & CFO at mPhase Technologies.
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About mPhase Technologies: mPhase Technologies develops and commercializes next-generation solutions for telecommunications and nanotechnology applications.
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.
Co-Founder, CFO & CTO of Dakim
Jerry Robinson is the energetic and dynamic Chief Technology Officer of Dakim, Inc., and a key member of the development team for Dakim BrainFitness. Prior to joining Dan Michel in the development of Dakim BrainFitness, Jerry had operated two successful companies of his own. Health For Life, a research and publishing company specializing in physical conditioning programs, was widely recognized for providing consumers and professional athletes with the most accurate and reliable information on physical health and exercise. JPR Engineering, which Jerry founded in 1980 and sold prior to joining Dakim, is a computer consulting firm specializing in custom turnkey solutions on a variety of computing platforms. Jerry’s personal interest and professional experience in the fitness and technology fields make him ideally suited to guide the technological direction of Dakim BrainFitness. A graduate of Stanford University, Jerry also performed advanced work in biomechanics and taught for two years at his alma mater.
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About Dakim: Dakim provides brain fitness programs for seniors to improve memory and prevent cognitive decline.
Peter F. McAree
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of HeartWare International
Peter joined HeartWare in July 2012 as Chief Financial Officer with overall responsibility for the strategy and operations of the Company’s accounting and finance functions, as well as oversight of the Information Technology department. Peter has more than 25 years of financial management and public accounting experience, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caliper Life Sciences prior to their acquisition by PerkinElmer in November 2011. Before that, Peter served as CFO of Zymark Corporation prior to the company’s merger with Caliper in 2003. Peter is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts, and holds a degree from Bentley University.
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About HeartWare International: HeartWare International develops and manufactures small implantable heart pumps or VAD for the treatment of advanced heart failure in US.
Chief Financial Officer of ADVA Optical Networking
Ulrich Dopfer joined ADVA Optical Networking in March 2004 and led the Group through some key financial initiatives taking on increasing responsibility over time. In 2006 Ulrich moved to Norcross, Georgia, where he is still based today. Prior to his appointment as CFO in January 2015, Ulrich served as vice president of financial planning & analysis and corporate services where he strategically optimized major processes, systems and support infrastructure, enabling ADVA Optical Networking to maintain the right balance between vision and execution. Combining his operational expertise with his vast financial skills and strong leadership style, Ulrich provides ADVA Optical Networking with the ability to flexibly steer the group in a volatile high-growth environment, to ensure profitable growth. In addition to his CFO role, Ulrich was appointed president of the company’s North American subsidiary in January 2015, assuming full legal responsibilities for the region. Ulrich’s activities at ADVA Optical Networking build on more than 20 years’ experience of designing and implementing financial reporting, performance measurements, policies and standards to maintain strong internal controls in corporate roles including positions at ESCADA AG and FJH AG.
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About ADVA Optical Networking: ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions.
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.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Epson
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About Epson: Epson America designs, manufactures, and sells image capture and output products.
CFO of Artveoli, Inc.
Lisa Potocsnak is the CFO at Tribe Capital.
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About Artveoli, Inc., Tribe Capital: Carbon Capture Company
Partner and CFO of xByte Technologies
Stephen received a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and began his IT career over 15 years ago, working for a first business class hosting company. He became an xByte partner in 2008 and has helped the organization grow over 400% since then. Stephen oversees everything from sales initiatives and personnel decisions, to partner/growth opportunities. He has been to over 25 countries, enjoys football, car racing and coaching youth soccer. If it’s a nice day, you’ll most likely find him fishing on his boat.
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About xByte Technologies: xByte Technologies to provide high quality IT equipment with first-class customer service.
Chief Financial Officer of ScanSource
In his roles as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer, Gerry assumes responsibility for the Company’s financial operations, including its Reseller Financial Services, Internal Audit, Treasury, Accounting, and Finance departments. Prior to this position, Gerry served as Vice President, Financial Business Systems, where he was actively involved in the implementation, management, and oversight of the Company’s financial systems and processes. Gerry joined ScanSource in 2007 as Vice President, Corporate Controller, where he was responsible for guiding the operation of the accounting function, as well as the strategic direction of the accounting team. Prior to joining the Company, Gerry served as the Plant Controller, Global Group Controller, and Plant Manager for Moen Incorporated.
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About ScanSource: ScanSource is a wholesale distributor of technology products and solutions.
CFO of Augment Ventures
David Armstrong is the CFO of Augment Ventures.
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About Augment Ventures: Augment Ventures invests in exceptional teams with innovative products in enterprise software, smart hardware and physical innovation.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bird Technologies
Morgan joined Bird Technologies in March 2003 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in August 2004. He is responsible for all financial, human resources, information technology and administration functions of Bird. Prior to joining Bird, Morgan was Vice President and Controller for Scott Fetzer Company in Westlake, Ohio and held the same title for Weatherhead Industries Inc in Beachwood, Ohio. Prior to these positions Morgan was Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP’s Cleveland office audit practice where he started his career. Morgan is a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio) since 1982 and earned his Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administrations (Accounting major) from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
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About Bird Technologies: Bird Technologies has been the industry’s standard in radio frequency product reliability for 70 years.
CFO of Star
Marty McFarland is the chief financial officer of Star.
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About Star: Star creates an integrated, seamless workflow – no matter how long or complex the client journey.
CFO / COO of DataLocker
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About DataLocker: DataLocker is a developer of easy to use, data encryption solutions for portable storage devices, media systems, and cloud storage accounts.
CEO AND CFO of Xplore Technologies
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About Xplore Technologies: Xplore Technologies engineers, develops, integrates and markets rugged mobile wireless PC computing systems in North America and Europe.
CFO & Compliance of Phy
GAAP, structure, compliance with some data privacy and security, SaaS product, HR. Thinking beyond AdTech…melding of ecommerce, mobile, digital marketing, and support. Inbound Minority Report.
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About Blankenship CPA Group, Phy, Tapps.to: The physical-to-mobile content platform for QR codes, NFC tags and Bluetooth beacons.
Chief Financial Officer of D&H Distributing
Matt Nolan joined D&H Distributing in 2018, bringing nearly 20 years of corporate finance experience to his new position as Chief Financial Officer. His career has spanned a range of industries relative to his ongoing work with D&H, including technology (with Hewlett-Packard), consumer products (with Procter & Gamble), and graphic solutions (with Phototype Engraving Company). Matt’s experience in the finance sector has encompassed disciplines such as executive management, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, pricing, and cross-functional team leadership. Over the course of his career, he has supported business units in North America and throughout the world. Matt launched his career with a position in United States military as a Spanish linguist, providing language support for national, state, and local government agencies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and business management, and an M.B.A. in finance, both from Brigham Young University.
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About D&H Distributing: D&H Distributing is a leading technology distributor of IT and electronics offering end-to-end solutions for today’s reseller and retailer.
Ronald J. Murphy
Chief Financial Officer of Scent Sciences
Ronald J. Murphy serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance and Director at Scent Sciences Corporation. Mr. Murphy has more than 25 years experience in M&A, IPOs, finance, international operations, HR, regulatory compliance, startups and fundraising. He was the Founding Chief Financial Officer of Symantec & Xidex. He held senior roles at Canon, Ridgeview Financial and Heitz Technologies. Mr. Murphy holds MBA and BS Economics from Santa Clara University.
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About Scent Sciences: Scent Sciences offers a digital scent delivery system that provides the extra dimension of scent to gaming, entertainment and other markets.
Co-founder & CFO of SciAps
Gary Lortie is the CFO and Co-founder at SciAps Inc.
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About SciAps: SciAps offers field-hardened and portable analytical instruments that measures compounds, minerals, and elements.
CFO of The Neat Company
Jim Conroy joined the Neat Company in November 2010. He currently serves as the VP, Finance of the company, overseeing all financial and back office functions, including accounting, finance, supply chain, human resources, and administration. Prior to this, Jim had positions running the finance team as well as sales and marketing operations where he worked closely with the accounting teams to produce all internal and external reporting as well with the sales and marketing team to produce sales analytics and performance. Prior to joining Neat, Jim was the Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis for LEAF Financial Corp., an equipment financing company. At LEAF, Jim held various positions at the beginning of his career starting as a staff accountant, accounting manager, and FPA manager, before ultimately leaving to join Neat. Jim has a B.S. in Accounting from Georgetown University.
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About The Neat Company: The Neat Company offers a cloud-based mobile digital filing system that transforms digital and paper documents into organized information.
Interim Chief Financial Officer of Identiv
Steven Finney was appointed Identiv Interim CFO in November 2015. He has been employed by Identiv as Vice President Finance since February 2013, initially responsible for the Americas Region finance function, and subsequently for global finance since July 2014. Mr. Finney has spent nearly 20 years in senior financial roles in several listed multinational enterprises focused on various aspects of the electronic access control industry. Prior to Identiv, he served as North East Regional Vice President Finance for ThyssenKrupp Elevators from October 2011. From June 2004 to September 2011, Mr. Finney was Vice President Finance for ASSA ABLOY, initially leading the finance team for the Global Technologies Division from 2004 to 2007, and then as Global CFO for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this, he spent from 1997 to 2004 with Tyco International, moving from Australia to the U.S. in 2001 to take up Director roles initially in Business Development and subsequently in Financial Policy & Risk Management, in which latter position he oversaw the introduction of the Sarbanes Oxley regulations into Tyco’s Fire & Security Division. Mr. Finney qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK with Coopers & Lybrand (predecessor firm to PwC), and transferred with them to Sydney, Australia. He holds a B.A. degree with Honors in Accounting & Financial Management from the University of Sheffield in the UK.
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About Identiv: A global security technology company that establishes trust in the connected world, including premises, information, and everyday items.
Chief Financial Officer of NuWave Communications
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About Camden Financial, Leading Edge Pharms, NuWave Communications: NuWave Communications is a global communications service provider.
Chief Financial Officer of Broadcast Electronics
Becky Keck is Chief Financial Officer at Broadcast Electronics.
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About Broadcast Electronics: Broadcast Electronics designs and manufactures a complete line of radio broadcast products, including transmitters AM, FM and HD Radio.
Chief Financial Officer of Sonavation
Bruce oversees the finance area of Sonavation, including financial strategy and operations. He began his career as a computer engineer designing central processors for large scale computers and later traded large fixed income and currency derivative portfolios. After working at large corporations, including Unisys and Sunbeam, Bruce spent the past fourteen years as a consultant for entrepreneurial companies across a wide variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, biotech, distribution, utilities, and consumer product manufacturing. He was impressed by what he saw at Sonavation and quickly joined the management team when the opportunity presented itself. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in electrical engineering, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
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About Sonavation: Sonavation designs and manufactures biometric fingerprint sensors.
Chief Financial Officer of Centro, Inc.
Alan Waxler serves as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at Centro Inc.
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About Centro, Inc.: Centro Inc is a manufacturer of custom rotationally molded plastic parts ,RotoLoPerm, and Components, Fuel & Hydraulic Tanks.
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of CXtec
Barbara Ashkin is chief financial officer (CFO) and vice president of CXtec and TERACAI, where she is responsible for overseeing the strategic growth and financial success of both companies. Ashkin has been with CXtec and TERACAI since 2000, and has served in a number of roles, including chief operations officer (COO) and general manager. She has previously been employed by a regional shopping center developer. Ashkin is a certified public accountant and has held several positions in public and industry accounting. She earned her master’s degree in accounting from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University’s School of Arts and Sciences. She is actively involved in community efforts in Central New York and serves in the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red society. Ashkin also serves on the board of directors, acting as chair of the finance committee and a member of the IT committee, for Crouse Hospital. She previously served on the board of trustees of the Everson Museum.
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About CXtec, TERACAI: CXtec has delivered value and support in current and legacy networking, voice and cable infrastructure.
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.
Senior Vice President & CFO of Gentex Corporation
CFO at Gentex Corporation.
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About Gentex Corporation, Gentex Corporation: Gentex corp. is a supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry.
CFO of Core 3 Technologies
Brandon Kordower serves as CFO at Core 3 Technologies.
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About Core 3 Technologies: Core 3 Technologies is a distributor of computer hardware and networking equipment.
Founder, Director, EVP, CFO of Xerion Advanced Battery
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About Velocity Staff, Xerion Advanced Battery: Xerion Advanced Battery develops nanotechnology-based, high-power, and high-energy battery systems.
Carolyn V. Aver
Chief Financial Officer of Scopus Video Networks
Carolyn V. Aver joined Harmonic in June 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. From 2002 to 2007, she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Agile Software Corporation until its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. From 1998 to 2000, Carolyn was the Chief Financial Officer of USWeb/CKS until its merger with the CKS Group. Prior to that, she held the position of Chief Financial Officer at ParcPlace-Digitalk from 1993 until its 1997 acquisition. From 1984 to 1993, Carolyn was the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Autodesk. She began her career with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young), and earned her CPA in 1986. Carolyn obtained a B.S. in Accounting from California State University East Bay.
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About : Scopus Video Networks develop, market and support digital video networking products.
Chief Financial Officer of Catalyst Energy Technology
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About Catalyst Energy Technology: Catalyst Energy Technologies develops energy storage solutions for utilities, power marketers, energy services companies, and more.
Chief Financial Officer of Adams NetWorks
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About Adams NetWorks: Adams NetWorks is an internet company offering web hosting and mail services.
Treasurer & CFO of Portlet Power, Inc.
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About Portlet Power, Inc.: A Portlet™ is a portable outlet that allows any user with any laptop or tablet to charge their device anywhere.
Founder & Chief Financial Officer of Nimbus Engineering
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About Nimbus Engineering: Nimbus is developing advanced optical technology for ultra efficient energy logistics.
CFO of Alamo City Engineering Services
Randall Stephens wears many hats inside of ACES. His prime duties include those of Chief Financial Officer, as well as Facility Security Officer. He earned his BBA at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Randall joined the ACES team full-time in 2009.
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About Alamo City Engineering Services, Alamo City Engineering Services: ACES supports the design, installation, integration, cyber, software and hardware solutions.