PATH TO BECOMING A CFO

Brian Robins, CFO at GitLab.

Ex-CFO now investor/advisor, Jeffery Epstein, will talk with GitLab CFO, Brian Robins, about evaluating career prospects at different companies.
Thu, Aug 11 • 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
Zoom

In this Path To Becoming a CFO, our host Jeff Epstein will interview Brian Robins, CFO at GitLab. Brian rose to his first CFO job over 15 years ago at VERISIGN after serving as Treasurer for Neustar. Brian’s career path has included financial services, cybersecurity, and advisory to investment firm Brighton Park Capital. We’ll hear how Brian evaluated the companies that he chose to join and how he was able to positively impact each one. In particular, Jeff will ask about the past two years that Brian has been the CFO at hypergrowth company GitLab.

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Speakers.

Brian Robins

CFO
at
Gitlab

Brian Robins

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Brian Robins is the CFO at GitLab. He is a results-driven senior executive with over 20 years’ experience building, leading, and advising multi-billion dollar technology companies through complex restructurings, hypergrowth, and capital markets transactions. With experience as a Strategic CFO at both public and private companies, he brings a valuable perspective for anyone looking for a versatile set of skills in the finance industry. Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lipscomb University and a Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.

Jeff Epstein

Operating Partner
at
Bessemer Venture Partners

Jeff Epstein

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Jeff Epstein is an Operating Partner in the Silicon Valley office, where he leads Bessemer’s CFO Advisory Board and helps portfolio company CEOs and CFOs share best practices. He is the former Executive Vice President and CFO at Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies, with a market value of over $150B. Prior to joining Oracle, Jeff served as CFO at several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS), and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He specializes in B2B software, marketplaces, and AI software. Jeff is Co-CEO at Apex Technology, a SPAC which has announced a merger with AvePoint. Each winter, Jeff co-teaches the Lean Launchpad class at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Engineering. He serves on the boards of directors at Kaiser Permanente, Twilio, Poshmark, Shutterstock, and several private companies. Jeff served on the board of directors at Booking Holdings/Priceline for 16 years as its market value grew from $1B to $80B. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Why attend?

Get ideas on how to build your career and up-level your skills.
Get perspectives on how the role of CFO is changing.
Get career perspectives from top CFOs.

Who should attend?

Aspiring and acting CFOs.
Controllers, FP&A, and accountants.
Finance professionals.

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