September 20, 2017 | San Francisco | Hyatt Regency
BIOGRAPHY | BRIAN KINION, AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MARIN SOFTWARE & FORMER CFO, MARKETO
Brian is the former chief financial officer at Marketo where he was responsible for global financial reporting and compliance, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and driving continuous process and system improvements to support the company’s growing operations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair at Marin Software, Inc.
Brian has more than 25 years of experience in leading finance organizations in public and private companies during periods of rapid growth and cash constraints, including 3 IPO’s. He is a thought leader around using technology/systems and process to effect change and scaling organizations during periods of high growth. Prior to joining Marketo, Brian held a variety of finance leadership roles at SuccessFactors (acquired by SAP), CoTherix, Inc. (acquired by Actelion Pharmaceuticals), ClearSwift, and DigitalThink, among others.
He has established an expertise in SaaS/Cloud business modeling, reporting and planning after supporting high growth subscription businesses at both SuccessFactors (acquired by SAP in 2012) and Marketo (taken private by Vista Equity Partners in 2016).
He began his career as an auditor at KPMG, earned a bachelor’s of science in accounting and an MBA (finance concentration) from St. Mary’s College of California.