John started BeckCFO in 2007 and brings over 30 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning and execution for technology firms. John has worked with early stage companies in life sciences (medical device and pharmaceutical), fabless semiconductor, software and software as a service, hardware systems, and services. John has held full-time CFO positions with both public and private companies, and, in addition to finance, has broad experience managing cross-functional areas such as IP management, legal, treasury, risk management, HR, IT and facilities. John’s background also includes managing the accounting, finance and reporting requirements of European and Asian offices.
Before starting BeckCFO, John previously served as CFO for several companies including: Silicon Bandwidth, Inc., nDSP Corporation (acquired by PixelWorks), Sigma Designs, Inc., Augeo Software, Meta-Software, Inc. (acquired by Synopsys), Sellectek Incorporated, RayLAN Corporation, Optimem and Spectra Logic subsidiaries of Cipher Data Products, and Minton Company. Prior to his tenure at technology firms, John held senior audit positions at Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick certified public accounting firms.
John earned a B.S. degree in Commerce with an Accounting emphasis, cum laude, from Santa Clara University. He is also a licensed C.P.A. (inactive), with the State of California.