So you want to be a Tech company CFO, featuring Hoke Horne, '97
August 19, 2020: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hoke Horne '97, the CFO of Infoblox, dives into typical backgrounds for Tech CFOs, and provides advice on how to set up and execute a career plan to achieve this milestone.
5 pm PDT | 7 pm CDT | 8 am HKT | 1 am BST
San Francisco, California
It's one thing to aspire to be a Tech company CFO. it's another to understand what it takes to get there. Tech CFOs have varied backgrounds, but there are several common threads and key experiences that help them achieve the position.
Is an MBA or CPA more important? Is it better to rise up within a company, or become an external hire into the CFO role? Are Tech CFOs more likely to be former bankers or consultants? What can you do today to ensure you are on the right path? Hoke Horne lived this experience and conducted research on his path which he will share with the Booth Bay Area alumni community.
This interactive webinar is relevant for newer grads who are early in their careers and undecided about their long term goals, as well as alums at any stage in their career who are interested in discovering what it takes to become a CFO and the steps to get there.
Zoom information will be shared after registration.
Hoke Horne (Speaker) '97
Executive Vice President and CFO, Infoblox
Hoke Horne (FT '97) has been the CFO of Infoblox since 2018. Prior to Infoblox, he was the CFO of Digital River. Hoke's experience also includes serving as CFO at Groupon for the North America business, CFO for the software division at Juniper and CFO for the Microsoft Windows Client business, and stints earlier in his career with McKinsey and Accenture. Highlights of Hoke's experience include solving complex business problems, managing large P&L's, demonstrating deep IT domain expertise, and driving aggressive cost management. He has demonstrated the ability to attract and develop talent, and to build and lead high performing teams. Hoke has a unique blend of business, finance and strategy skills which he has used to build a competitive advantage and drive business results at Infoblox and prior companies.
Ranga Rajagopalan (Moderator) '11
Director of Technology Finance, Infoblox
Ranga graduated from the full-time program at Booth in 2011, with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He is currently a Director of Technology Finance at Infoblox running an FP&A team responsible for opex / headcount management, portfolio management, new product introduction, and long range planning. Prior to Infoblox, he held FP&A positions at Juniper Networks, Groupon and Yelp. He and his wife Subha live in the East Bay and they enjoy hiking and travelling in their free time. He is an avid runner, and completed two SF Marathons and one Chicago Marathon. He is interested in tech entrepreneurship, and engaging with the Booth startup community via the Booth Bay Area alumni network.
Ranga Rajagopalan, '11