VC-backed Zenefits taps Wiley as CFO

San Francisco-based Zenefits, a digital human resources platform for small and medium-sized businesses, has named Shaun Wiley as chief financial officer. Previously, Wiley was CFO of CoreHR. Zenefits’ backers include Andreessen Horowitz, TPG Growth, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zenefits today announced the appointment of Shaun Wiley as the company’s chief financial officer. Wiley brings over two decades of experience in financial services, having led financial strategy for HR, HCM, and insurance software companies. Shaun will spearhead Zenefits’ financial strategy, manage all FP&A functions, and help scale the company as it grows.

“Shaun is a proven, innovative leader with deep experience growing SaaS companies– both public and private– across the globe,” said Jay Fulcher, CEO of Zenefits. “Shaun’s experience in HR and insurance combined with his experience leading corporate long term planning at Microsoft make him uniquely qualified for this role. He will play a critical part in helping us manage Zenefits’ expanding market position, enhancing our execution and scaling the company to meet demand.”

In his 25 year career, Wiley has led financial systems design and implementation, corporate compliance, capital markets, mergers and acquisition processes, due diligence and post-acquisition integration. Prior to joining Zenefits, Wiley served as CFO of CoreHR, a cloud-based HCM and payroll software company based in Europe, and as CFO at Torrent Technologies. Wiley spent twelve years in the executive offices at Microsoft where he was responsible for corporate long-term planning. Wiley began his career at Deutsche Bank Capital Markets where he was responsible for Risk Management and Trading in Convertible Bonds and Equity Market Derivatives.

“Zenefits has long been a pioneer in the HR software industry, and the work Jay and the leadership team have done to position the company for growth and success is impressive,” said Shaun Wiley, CFO of Zenefits. “I look forward to joining the company at this crucial time, and working together to seize the huge growth opportunities ahead of us.”
Wiley is the latest in a series of strategic additions to Zenefits’ leadership team, including SVP of Engineering Souvik Das, Chief People Officer Beth Steinberg, SVP of Product Lisa Reeves, Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Marasco, and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Carr.

About Zenefits
Zenefits helps thousands of companies empower their modern workforce. By tightly integrating its own powerful applications with dozens of best-of-breed technologies and services, Zenefits delivers the most comprehensive and mobile HR experience in the market. Zenefits’ applications like HR, Benefits, Time, Payroll and Compliance combine with partner applications like email, collaboration, expense management, and employee engagement to create a powerful, integrated ecosystem. Zenefits helps companies empower their employees, manage change and stay compliant.