Rachel Glaser, CFO at Etsy
This November we sit down with Rachel Glaser, CFO at Etsy. We’ll hear about her career and how it led to her current role in leading finance for one of the world’s most innovative marketplaces. We hope you’ll join us as she shares her story with Jeff Epstein, who also has public company CFO on his bio. In this conversation, Rachel will share how her experience at Yahoo! and Walt Disney prepared her to lead the successful sale of Leaf Group and take the helm at Etsy to scale financial operations globally.
Rachel’s career path includes those critical points that lead to real growth.
Take-aways from some of her more challenging experiences.
How mentors influenced her trajectory.
Her take on the evolving role of the CFO and what key skills drive success.
Who should attend?
- Aspiring CFOs.
- Controllers, FP&A, and accountants.
- Finance professionals.
About the speakers.
CFO at Etsy
Rachel is Etsy’s CFO, bringing more than 30 years of senior financial experience to the company. She’s responsible for overseeing global financial operations.
Rachel joined Etsy from Leaf Group, where she served as CFO since 2015. While at Leaf Group, she led efforts that strengthened operating efficiency and helped the company through a transformative period and a return to growth. Prior to joining Leaf, Rachel was CFO at Move, Inc. and helped lead a successful sale of the company to News Corporation.
Rachel has also held roles as Senior Vice President, Operations Finance at Yahoo! and at The Walt Disney Company, where she spent nearly 20 years in leadership positions in finance, operations, and technology teams. Rachel was elected to the Board of Directors of The New York Times Company in 2018.
Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners
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.