Stephen brings over 25 years of financial management experience at high tech companies to his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President at Black Duck. He has taken a company through a successful IPO, handled M&A transactions on both sides, raised both debt and equity capital, handled several complicated recapitalizations, and acted as general counsel for many companies including negotiating customer agreements, as well as partnership and channel agreements.
Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verdasys, Inc., where he was responsible for all the financial and administrative operations of the company. Prior to joining Verdasys, Stephen was the Chief Financial Officer at other companies including: Interwise (acquired by AT&T) Corporation, Excelergy Corporation, Vality Technology (acquired by Ascential Technology), and Gensym Corporation (GNSM). He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Company.
Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors from Bentley College and is a Certified Public Accountant.