Suzy Taherian has over 20 years of experience as senior executive for international industrial companies. She started her career with Exxon and Chevron and transitioned to CFO of a mid-size company.
She is currently CFO of Kinetics, a global engineering and construction company specializing in high-purity processing facilities for micro-electronics and biopharma companies, and research universities.
As CFO and acting-CEO, she has shaped strategic vision of companies and developed detailed plans to achieve turnaround and profitable growth. Her successes include over $4 billion in financing and $2 billion in M&A transactions and successful exits for venture-backed or private-equity backed companies. As CFO of a publicly-traded company, she engineered a shareholder return of 30% in one year.
She has taught at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management for last eight years, including courses on International Finance and International Business. She recently co-authored a book 80/20 CFO: The Guide to Making Strategic Transformations in Your Company.
Taherian holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis; a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She serves on several boards. She enjoys living in the Bay Area with her husband and their two teenagers.