Jeff Epstein, an Operating Partner in Bessemer’s Silicon Valley office and the former CFO of Oracle and DoubleClick, works with Bessemer portfolio company CFOs and CEOs to share and implement best practices.
He leads the Bessemer Venture Partners CFO Advisory Board, where over 50 BVP portfolio company CFOs meet in person and online to help each other learn and improve their effectiveness and performance.
He specializes in marketplaces, B2B cloud software and advertising technology companies. He teaches the Lean Launchpad class at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Engineering with Steve Blank. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group, Shutterstock, Twilio, Global Eagle Entertainment and several private companies. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle, one of the world’s largest and most profitable technology companies, with a market value of over $150 billion. Prior to joining Oracle, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA from Yale College, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.