Jennifer Ceran, ’89


Jenny Ceran

Jennifer Ceran joined Smartsheet, a leading SaaS platform for managing and automating work, in September 2016 as CFO where she leads finance, IT, and procurement. In 2017, she received the honorable Puget Sound Business Journal CFO of the year award.

Prior to Smartsheet, she was the CFO of Quotient Technology (formerly, and also served as VP finance for Box Inc, where she was responsible for helping the founders scale the company and prepare for a successful IPO.
From 2003 to 2012, Jennifer held various positions at eBay Inc. including VP and treasurer, VP financial planning and analysis, and VP investor relations, and also ran the Finance Leadership Development Program. While at eBay, Ceran was ranked #1 Investor Relations Professional by Institutional Investor in the Internet Space by Sell Side analysts, and she was recognized by Treasury and Risk Management Magazine from 2006 through 2009 as one of “100 Most Influential People in Finance.
Prior to joining eBay, Ceran spent three years at Cisco Systems Inc., where she was a director in treasury both in Ireland and the US; she spent more than 10 years at Sara Lee Corporation.
Ceran received an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BAs in communications and French from Vanderbilt University.