Role and Company
Chief Financial Officer, Tensilica
25 years experience in management
Menlo Park, CA
My entire career has been in high-tech businesses, in Silicon Valley and in Europe. I started in manufacturing, running an assembly line. I spent a few years in marketing and in customer service but have spent most of my career in finance. My last full-time position was as CFO of a company I helped launch and which was later acquired. Now I work as a part-time CFO to startup companies, helping CEOs build their businesses, and am also on the board of a local school. My parents were teachers and some years ago I started a scholarship in their honor in my hometown. I have an engineering degree from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard and I speak a little French.
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Keith's Recent Answers
2 days ago
How far in advance should I apply for a job?
I'll echo Jeff Martin's advice and add one more piece. I suggest you try to organize "informational interviews" with people...
3 months ago
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I'll echo Judy and Scott and recommend the self-publishing route. I've done two books through Kindle Direct Publishing and both...
8 months ago
I want to be an accountant but have a few questions...
Hello Lt. Anders,
One thing that struck me about your question is that you said you "realized recently" that you ...
11 months ago
Trying to find the right career path
Your background seems a good fit for the position of financial analyst in a company. You have the necessary accounting...
one year ago
Informal Interviews: Dos and Don'ts
You've got most of this covered so I won't repeat the good advice you've already received. I'll just...