-- Biography (updated 6/15/2015)
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), and private companies Medallia, Saama Technologies and HyTrust.
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 Chair of Audit Committee and member of Compensation Committee, and member of Governance/Nominating Committee; Board member of Palo Alto Networks (PANW), where he is Chair of Audit Committee.
Previously, Stan has served on Boards including Zynga (ZNGA), 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.