-- Biography (updated 12/31/2014)
Stan Meresman is a professional independent Director, Audit Committee Chair, advisor & mentor. He advises CEOs & CFOs on preparing to become a public reporting company, IPO process, operating as a public company, and scaling the company for rapid growth. He is a "financial expert”. Currently, Stan is a director of LinkedIn (LNKD), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Zynga (ZNGA), and several private companies.
As a CFO, Stan has taken a company public (Cypress
Semiconductor), served as CFO of two NYSE-listed companies (Silicon Graphics,
Inc. and Cypress Semiconductor). As Chair of the Audit Committee, he has guided
four companies through their successful IPO (LinkedIn, Zynga, Riverbed
Currently, Stan is a board member of LinkedIn (LNKD), where he is also Chair of Audit Committee and member of Compensation Committee, and member of Governance/Nominating Committee; board member of Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and Chair of Audit Committee; and board member of Zynga (ZNGA), and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance/Nominating Committee.
Previously, Stan has served on board including Riverbed Technology (RVBD), Polycom (PLCM), Meru Networks (MERU) and VMware (as a private company), as well as others. He had been General Partner and COO of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a private equity and venture capital firm focused on growth technology companies.
Earlier in his career, Stan was SVP & CFO of Silicon
Graphics (NYSE) where revenue grew from $250 million to $3.8 billion, completed
four acquisitions and a dozen strategic alliances. Previously, Stan was
VP, Finance & Administration and CFO of Cypress Semiconductor (NYSE) where
revenue grew from $2 million to over $100 million and successfully completed
Stan received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. He has attended Stanford Law School Directors' College Corporate Governance programs. Stan was a panel speaker NYSE IPO BOARD FORUM "Building Boards” December 2013.
Stan currently serves as a Trustee of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Community Board, Carmel Bach Festival Foundation and Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel. He previously served on the Board of Trustees & Treasurer of Castilleja School, Palo Alto, and as Chair of the Board of Family Service Mid-Peninsula, Palo Alto. Stan was past president of Financial Executives Institute (FEI), Silicon Valley Chapter.