Mike Gupta, ’97
Young Alumni Award - 2015
Senior Vice President of Strategic Ivestments
Mike Gupta serves as Twitter's senior vice president of strategic investments. In this role, he oversees a newly formed investment fund, which focuses on making strategic minority investments. Before taking on this role he served as Twitter's chief financial officer and led the company through its very successful initial public offering.
Prior to joining Twitter in November 2012, he was senior vice president, finance and treasury, at Zynga Inc. where he ran a variety of finance functions including investor relations, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and corporate finance. Prior to that, Gupta spent eight years at Yahoo! Inc. in a variety of finance roles, most recently as senior vice president of Corporate Development, Finance and Treasury.
Earlier in his career, Gupta was a vice president in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co. and a senior auditor and CPA at KPMG. Gupta serves on the board of directors of zulily Inc. (ZU), a leading online retailer, and on the board of trustees of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). He received an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BS in accounting and economics from New York University Stern School of Business. He is @mgupta on Twitter.