Keynote Systems Appoints Curtis Smith as CFO

Keynote Systems, a provider of on-demand mobile solutions, has named Curtis Smith as chief financial officer (CFO), reporting to Umang Gupta, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1 July 2010. Smith is replacing Andrew Hamer. Also, the company has promoted David Peterson to chief accounting officer (CAO).

From 2006 until joining Keynote, Smith was at GCA Savvian Advisors, where he served most recently as managing director and head of its global software and software-enabled services banking practice, managing mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for clients on three continents. Prior to that, he had an additional nine years of investment banking experience supporting software and technology companies, including as vice president in Credit Suisse First Boston’s technology group. Smith received an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and a BA degree from Brigham Young University.

Peterson served as corporate controller since 2009 and has responsibility for worldwide accounting and financial reporting, including Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, and internal management accounting.

From 1995 until joining Keynote, Peterson was corporate controller for several technology and financial services companies, including, BenefitStreet, QuickLogic Corporation, Spectrian Corporation and Phillips Semiconductor. Prior to that, he was director of accounting at Fujitsu Microelectronics, audit senior manager at Price Waterhouse; and senior auditor at Ernst & Whinney. Peterson received a BSc degree from Oklahoma State University and was a certified public accountant (CPA) in Oklahoma.


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