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Technology Executive Council Advisory Board

Kenneth Goldman, Hillspire

Kenneth Goldman, President Hillspire and Former CFO Yahoo.

Ken Goldman is the current president of Hillspire, a family office responsible for financial and administrative functions, along with real estate, aviation and maritime activities.

Goldman is the former chief financial officer of Yahoo. He joined Yahoo in 2012 and throughout his five-year tenure was responsible for Yahoo's global finance functions, including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury and investor relations.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Goldman served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer at Fortinet, a provider of unified threat-management solutions, from 2007 to 2012. Goldman also served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems.

During a professional career spanning more than 40 years, Goldman served as chief financial officer of multiple public and private companies and helped take three companies public. In addition, Goldman's experience includes board director, audit committee chairman and financial advisory roles at more than 40 corporate boards, of which over 10 have gone public while he was a board member.

Goldman currently serves on the board of directors of NXP Semiconductor, Trinet, RingCentral, Zuora, GoPro and the SASB Foundation; other, nonprofit boards include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Foundation Board and the RFK Human Rights Board.

Goldman was a member of the board of trustees of Cornell University from 2005 to 2013 and was subsequently designated as Emeritus Trustee; he is currently on the Harvard Business School California Research Center Advisory Board.

Goldman was appointed in January 2015 to a three-year term to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's standing advisory group, an organization that provides advice on the need to formulate new accounting standards or change existing standards. He was a member of the Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession over the years 2007 and 2008, a public committee that made recommendations to encourage a more sustainable auditing profession. From December 1999 to December 2003, Goldman served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. In 2017 the Jewish Heritage Commission of the United States presented the Kind David Award to Goldman for his contributions to American society and Jewish heritage as a leader of exceptional impact.

Goldman holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his spare time, Goldman enjoys skiing, windsurfing and kiteboarding and golf and resides in Atherton, California.