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Stephen Lien

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Advisor, Smart Tuition. Previously CFO, CorporateRewards. University of California, Berkeley grad.

Advisor, Smart Tuition. Previously CFO, CorporateRewards. University of California, Berkeley grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part time now, full time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In

Advisor

Smart Tuition

Positions

CFO Consultant Nomad Financial October 2015 - present
Chief Financial Officer PipelineRx September 2016 - present
Chief Financial Officer SmartCare February 2016 - September 2016
Chief Financial Officer WorkStride (CorporateRewards) June 2013 - May 2015
Chief Financial Officer Skrill March 2012 - June 2013
Vice President of Finance and Operations Hara Software (Verisae) 2009 - 2011
Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis Earthlink/PeoplePC 2004 - 2006
Finance Manager Miramax (Owned by Walt Disney Co) 1998 - 2000
Consulting CFO and Advisor Smart Tuition January 2015 - present
Chief Financial Officer WorkStride June 2013 - May 2015
Chief Financial Officer Paysafe Group March 2012 - June 2013
Vice President of Finance and Operations Hara 2009 - 2011
Director of Finance and Operations / Chief Financial Officer ArcSoft 2006 - 2009
Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis EarthLink 2004 - 2006
Sr. Financial Analyst City of Palo Alto 2001 - 2004
Consulting Partner Venture Associates 2000 - 2001
Finance Manager Miramax 1998 - 2000
Accounting/Project Mgr Franklin Templeton Investments 1995 - 1998

Education

Bellarmine College Preparatory
University of California, Berkeley Economics & Business Adminstration

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Product
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Data Science
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Payments
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Advertising
  • • Media
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Education
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Movies/Film

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

M&a • Financial analysis • SAP • salesforce.com

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Andrew Goldberger
We worked together  •  Founder, SmartCare. Previously Chief Executive Officer, Smart Tuition.
Stephen is an incredible asset - and I had to work harder to recruit him to our team than I did for anyone. But is well worth it. He is a ... gold mine to anyone who works in tech or financial services / transactions. I can't say enough warm friendly happy things. There is actually nobody I would recommend more for anything than Stephen to co-found companies. I just hope I am lucky enough to have him on my side for my next venture.
Amit Chatterjee
We worked together  •  Board Member, LEAP Commerce and Board Member, CorporateRewards. Stanford grad. University of California, Berkeley grad.
steve was a great CFO. He's got a great strategic and business mind to complement a CEO in hyper growth mode
Jim Hemmer
We worked together  •  CEO, CorporateRewards. Previously President & CEO, Antenna Software (now part of Pegasystems). Wharton grad.
Steve has a great understanding of technology business models (software, SaaS) and has a willingness to do whatever it takes with limited re ... sources. He is an excellent CFO.
Lorena Chatterjee
We worked together  •  Technical Hardware Engineering Recruiter, Apple. Previously Technical Talent Acquisition, Google. Stanford grad.
stephen is an entrepreneur on every way, creative and resourceful in every part of a growing organization
Michael Farrow
We worked together  •  SVP & Head of Finance, PipelineRx and CFO, CloudMade. University of Arizona grad.
Steve is an all-star financial leader and is a true business partner. When we have worked together in the past he showed a natural talent fo ... r problem solving and analysis. These skills for any company and especially for early to mid-stage companies are highly valued.
John Yin
They're my friends  •  General Manager, Zynga. Previously Executive Producer APAC, Mobile, Electronic Arts (EA). Stanford grad.
Stephen helped me with my fund raising efforts for a prior startup and brought in some great contacts
Keith Lee
They're my friends  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Counterplay Games. Previously CEO & Co-Founder, Booyah. Stanford grad. Stanford grad.
Stephen is driven, thoughtful, and experienced with a broad set of knowledge in technology/software disciplines while still have deep vertic ... al expertise in finance and operations. Most of all, Stephen has strong judgement for making critical strategic and day-to-day decisions. Stephen is really great with people both internally with a team and externally with clients/partners.

Amit Chatterjee
We worked together  •  Board Member, LEAP Commerce and Board Member, CorporateRewards. Stanford grad. University of California, Berkeley grad.
He'll be the ideal mentor/advisor as he loves to share his ideas and viewpoints as well as providing insights on various topics, from produc ... t development to sales and marketing. With his background as a entrepreneur and executive experience at both startups and big-co's, he will be a great resource for other entrepreneurs seeking adivce.