Serial Valley CFO Ken Goldman Joins Greenhill

Kenneth Goldman has joined Greenhill & Co. as a senior advisor, with a focus on advising technology companies in Silicon Valley. He currently serves as president and CFO of Fortinet Inc., and is the former CFO of Siebel Systems, Excite@Home, Sybase, Cypress Semiconductor and VLSI Technology.



Greenhill & Co., Inc.  (NYSE:  GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Kenneth A. Goldman will become a Senior Advisor to the firm.  Mr. Goldman, who has had a distinguished career in the technology industry, will focus on Greenhill’s strategic advisory activities with technology companies in Silicon Valley.


Mr. Goldman, who has 35 years of experience in the technology industry, has led more than 100 strategic transactions over the course of his career.  He currently serves as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortinet, Inc.  From August 2000 to March 2006, he served as senior vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer of Siebel Systems, Inc. (which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in January 2006).  Prior to August 2000, he served as chief financial officer of a number of leading technology companies, including Excite@Home Corporation, Sybase, Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and VLSI Technology, Inc.  Mr. Goldman is on the board of directors of BigBand Networks, Inc., Infinera, Inc., Starent Networks Corp. and several private companies.  He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Cornell University and last year was a member of the Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.   Mr. Goldman earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in electrical engineering from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Robert F. Greenhill, Chairman of Greenhill, said “Ken has deep expertise in the technology industry and numerous, close relationships in Silicon Valley. We are confident our clients and partners will benefit from his relationships, experience and judgment.”  Scott Bok, CEO of Greenhill, added “Ken will work closely with our technology team, led by Dhiren Shah, and our West Coast M&A team, led by Andrew Woeber.”  


Mr. Goldman said, “I have worked closely with Greenhill partners in the past and have great respect for their talents.  I believe technology companies can benefit from Greenhill’s focused, independent and high quality advice when considering complex strategic transactions.”


Greenhill & Co., Inc. is a leading independent investment bank that provides financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and other financial matters; assists private funds in raising capital from investors; and manages merchant banking funds.  It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Toronto, Tokyo, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco.