Path to Becoming a CFO

Inside look at how CFOs are recruited

10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Join Airbase CEO Thejo Kote for a panel discussion with executive recruiters Rhoda Longhenry, the Global Head of True's Financial Offers Practice, and Jen Holmstrom, the Head of Talent at GGV Capital. Rhoda and Jen will share their best practices and advice for financial professionals looking to grow their careers to become a CFO. Learn how to set yourself apart from the pack in the eyes of an executive recruiter and how to connect with recruiters both in house and investors.


Rhoda Longhenry

Partner, Head of Financial Officers Practice

Rhoda (Lau) Longhenry has over 18 years of executive search experience and leads the firm’s Financial Officers Practice.  She joined True from Heidrick & Struggles where she was Partner-in-Charge of its San Francisco office and a member of its Financial Officers Practice, Global Technology Services Practice and Private Equity and Venture Practice. Prior to her career in executive search, Rhoda was head of investor relations at DoveBid and an equity research analyst at Montgomery Securities and Merrill Lynch.

She works closely with leading venture capital and private equity firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, Accel Partners, NEA, and JMI. Clients include GitHub, Asana, Zenefits, PagerDuty, Datastax, Rent the Runway, Machine Zone, The Trade Desk, Cruise Automation, Grand Rounds, MasterClass, and General Assembly.

Jennifer Holmstrom

Head of Talent
GGV Capital

Jen Holmstrom joined GGV in 2016 and leads the firm’s talent and recruiting efforts. To support founders as their companies scale, she created Founders+Leaders, a leadership development platform that provides training, mentorship, global network and more.

Prior to joining GGV, Jen was a Talent Partner at Highland Capital Partners and a leader on the executive search team at Facebook. Jen’s career has been focused on team building in fast growing companies. Before Facebook, Jen was a Director at San Francisco-based Riviera Partners, an executive search firm focused on recruiting engineering and product leadership for fast growing venture-backed technology companies, and also worked with SPMB, a technology focused talent search firm. Jen received an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a B.S. from Boston College.

Thejo Kote

CEO and Founder


Why attend?

Learn how to get your first CFO role
Get tips on how to position yourself to executive recruiters
How to work with in-house and VC recruiters
Learn about the executive recruiting process

Who should attend?

Finance professionals
Startup founders looking to hire their first CFO
Aspiring CFOs
First time CFOs





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