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Ken Goldman

BS '71

Westly Group
Venture Partner (Menlo Park, CA)


Mr. Goldman served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, and Chief Financial Officer of Siebel Systems from August 2000 until the close of Oracle Corporation's acquisition of Siebel Systems in January 2006. Prior to working at Siebel Systems, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Excite@Home. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Goldman served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Sybase, Inc. Other Chief Financial Officer positions that Mr. Goldman has held were with Cypress Semiconductor and VLSI Technology. Mr. Goldman was involved in taking public both VLSI Technology (1983) and Excite@Home Network (1997) as Chief Financial Officer. Education

Mr. Goldman earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1971 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1974.

Board Affiliations

He is a member and the former president of the Santa Clara chapter of The Financial Executive Institute, and was formerly a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council (FASAC) (2000-2004). He is an advisory board member for the Harvard Business School California Research Center, a member of the West Coast Chief Financial Officer Roundtable, a member of the FEI Committee for Financial and Information Technology and a former member of the NASDAQ's Issuer Affairs Committee.