Dave Stephenson, CFO at Airbnb.

In conversation with Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and former CFO at Oracle.
July, 2022

In this Path To Becoming a CFO, our host Jeff Epstein will interview Dave Stephenson, CFO at Airbnb. Dave made the shift from engineering to finance early in his career while at Procter & Gamble. He jumped from the venerable consumer products company to a brash new startup called Amazon, where he played finance and operations roles in the different operating units of the company for nearly 12 years during its meteoric rise. In another bold move, Dave took on the President and CFO roles at Big Fish Games, where he spent over two years and then returned to Amazon for another five years when Big Fish was sold. In January 2019, Dave was tapped to be CFO at Airbnb.

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Dave Stephenson


Dave Stephenson

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Dave Stephenson oversees Airbnb’s global finance function and is responsible for financial management, planning and reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, corporate and business development, real estate, and procurement.

Prior to joining Airbnb, Dave spent 17 years at Amazon, where he was most recently Vice President and CFO of their Worldwide Consumer Organization. Dave also served as CFO of Amazon’s International Consumer business and led finance across many areas of the company, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), North America Retail, and Merchant Services.

Dave holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a BS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University. Dave is an Airbnb host in Washington.

Jeff Epstein

Operating Partner
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.

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