Jeff Epstein is an operating partner in the Silicon Valley Office where he leads Bessemer’s CFO Council and helps portfolio company CEOs and CFOs share best practices.
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 $200 billion. Prior to joining Oracle, Jeff served as the chief financial officer at several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (acquired by Google), King World Productions (acquired by CBS), and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He specializes in B2B software, marketplaces, and artificial intelligence software.
Jeff co-teaches the Lean Launchpad class at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Engineering and the CFO Leadership class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the boards of directors of AvePoint, Couchbase, Kaiser Permanente, Okta, and Twilio. Jeff served on the Board of Directors of Booking Holdings/Priceline for 16 years as its market value grew from $1 billion to $80 billion.
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.