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Kenneth (Ken) Goldman

B.S. '71

Chief Financial Officer
Yahoo! Inc. (San Francisco, CA)

Background

Mr. Kenneth A. Goldman is the Chief Financial Officer for Yahoo! Inc. Previously, he was a Venture Partner of The Westly Group. Mr. Goldman was also a Strategic Partner at Cheyenne Partners. Mr. Goldman was the Vice President at Fortinet Inc and served as its Principal Accounting Officer. He was also a Senior Advisor at Greenhill & Co. Mr. Goldman served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at Siebel Systems Inc., from August 2000 until the close of Oracle Corporation's acquisition of Siebel Systems in January 2006. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer at Siebel. Prior to this, Mr. Goldman serves as Chief Financial Officer of Fortinet Inc. He served as a Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Excite@Home from July 1996 to July 2000. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Sybase, Inc. He was involved in taking public both VLSI Technology in 1983 and Excite@Home Network in 1997 as the Chief Financial Officer. Previous to this, from July 1996 to July 2000, Mr. Goldman worked at Home Corporation as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1989 to July 1992, he was the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Goldman was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at VLSI Technology Inc.

Education

Mr. Goldman earned an M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1974 and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1971.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Goldman is a current board Member at Fortinet and XOJet. Mr. Goldman has been a Director of OneWorld Systems, Inc. since July 1996; Leadis Technology Inc., since January 2004; and Starent Networks Corporation since February 2, 2006. Mr. Goldman has been a Director of Juniper Networks Inc., since October 7, 2003. He has been a Director of Bigband Networks, Inc., since April 18, 2006 and a Director of Legato Systems Inc., since July 2000. He serves as Director of Moxie Software, Inc. Mr. Goldman is a Director of Ingres Corporation. He serves as a Director of Fortify Software, Inc. and Infinera Inc. Mr. Goldman is a Member of Advisory Board at Osprey Ventures L.P. Previously, he was on the Board of several private companies and the American Electronic Association. Mr. Goldman was a Director and Member of Advisory Board of SeeCommerce. He served as a Director of Shutterfly Inc. Mr. Goldman served as a Director of Blaze Advisor since December 1999 and was a Member of the Audit Committee. He was a Director of Hyperion Solutions Corp. from June 2000 to February 27, 2003. Mr. Goldman was a Director of Kintana Inc., since July 2000. He serves as the Non-Executive Director at Avast Software B.V. He served as Director of Hoana Medical, Inc. He is a Trustee at Menlo School. He is a Member of Advisory Board 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. Mr. Goldman served as an Advisory Council Member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council from 2000 to 2004. He is a Member and the former President of The Financial Executive Institute, Santa Clara Chapter.