Talend, an open source data management software company, has hired Nick White as chief financial officer (CFO). He will be responsible for all of Talend’s global finance and administration operations. White has extensive experience driving financial management and planning for emerging growth technology companies, specifically in open source and enterprise software. He will report directly to Bertrand Diard, co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Talend.
White has 25 years of experience managing and driving the financial operations for technology companies, particularly for ones that are changing the dynamics of established markets. Prior to Talend, he was the CFO at SpringSource, a company focused on Java application infrastructure and management, recently acquired by VMware. His numerous accomplishments at SpringSource included helping to secure Series B venture financing with top tier investors, completing four acquisitions of American and international companies and closing the sale of the company to VMware for US$445m.
Previously, he was the CFO at Transitive Corporation, a binary translation software company, where he closed three rounds of financing and negotiated original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationships with Apple, IBM, Intel, Fujitsu-Siemens and Red Hat. White has also served in senior financial positions at NeXT Computer and California Energy. Earlier in his career, he was a senior audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) serving high-technology clients in Silicon Valley.
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