Continuing with our speaker series that has included Fred Wilson, Chris Sacca, and Woody Benson, we are excited to announce our next visitor to Buffalo: Yahoo! CFO, Ken Goldman. The event will take place at Z80 Labs from 2pm-3pm on March 27th. Ken will give some insight on key things that are important for startups, especially when they begin pitching to investors. There will be an interview conducted by Martin Babinec of Upstate Venture Connect and a Q&A session following the presentation.
Please note that seating for this event is very limited; registration via Eventbrite is necessary to attend.
Some background on Ken:
Ken Goldman is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Yahoo!. In this role, he is responsible for Yahoo!’s global finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations.
Ken brings more than 30 years of experience in financial, operational and business management to Yahoo!. Most recently, he was CFO of Fortinet, a provider of threat management technologies. Ken spent nearly six years as senior vice president of finance and administration and CFO of Siebel Systems and has held CFO positions at several technology companies in his career, including Excite@Home, Sybase, Cypress Semiconductor and VLSI Technology.
Ken currently serves on the board of directors of Infinera Inc. and NXP Semiconductor, as well as the board of trustees of Cornell University. He has been named among "America's 15 Most Connected Capitalists" by Forbesmagazine. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.