May 09, 2013 : Former CFO of Oracle and Technology Industry Veteran to Chair Appirio's Audit Committee, Guide the Cloud Service Provider to its Next Phase of Growth
San Francisco – May 9, 2013 – Appirio, a global cloud services provider, today announced the appointment of Jeff Epstein to its Board of Directors. Jeff will chair Appirio's Audit Committee and is the company's second independent board director. Jeff brings more than 25 years of financial expertise to Appirio, and is currently an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He serves on multiple boards, including priceline.com, Kaiser Permanente and Shutterstock.
"Jeff's financial leadership, industry insight and deep expertise in technology and M&A will be a tremendous asset to Appirio as we look to our next phase of growth," said Chris Barbin, CEO, Appirio. "As we continue to deliver on our long standing mission – to help companies reimagine their business with disruptive technologies – Jeff will play a critical role in ensuring that we ourselves are a high performing company."
Jeff has experience working with both high growth and publicly-held companies, and most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Oracle. Earlier, Jeff Epstein was executive vice president and chief financial officer of DoubleClick, as it grew from 180 to more than 2,000 employees.
"Companies like Appirio, that are on leading edge of trends such as the cloud and crowdsourcing, are disrupting the traditional systems integration market," said Jeff Epstein. "It's an exciting time to be part of a company like Appirio that doesn't accept the status quo. The company's rapid growth, customer portfolio and leadership in the market is a testament to its leadership team and innovative model."
Jeff 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.
About AppirioAppirio is a global services provider who uses crowdsourcing and cloud, social and mobile technology to help enterprises reimagine their business and become more agile. Appirio brings together technology expertise with a deep understanding of the way people work, and the nearly limitless skills of a crowdsourcing community of 70,000+ developers, to help enterprises transform relationships with their customers, partners and workforce. Appirio has worked with more than 500 enterprises, including organizations like Facebook, Intuit, Japan Post Network, L'Oreal, McGraw-Hill, NetApp, The Four Seasons, and Virgin America. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital and General Atlantic.