Jan Reed

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Principle of Silicon Valley Finance Group

Jan Reed is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of financial management experience in both private and public companies. Jan is the founder of Silicon Valley Finance Group which provides strategic and day-to-day financial, accounting and human resources consulting to venture funded start-ups in the San Francisco Bay area. She has extensive experience guiding start ups through venture backed equity fund raisings, debt negotiations and acquisitions.

Prior to founding SVFG, Jan served as CFO to Dealix Corporation where she provided financial guidance to the company during their highly successful acquisition by the Cobalt Group. Prior to Dealix, Jan served as VP Finance for Vividence Corporation where she successfully managed new equity and debt financings, renegotiated various debt and rent obligations and helped oversee the successful sale of the company to Keynote Systems. Prior to Vividence, she held several financial management positions at Oracle Corporation and also at Computer Curriculum Corporation. Jan spent the first four years of her career at Ernst & Young where she audited both emerging and public companies.

Jan earned her Bachelor’s of Business in Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with honors. She is also a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Program for Growing Companies. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and California Society of CPAs as well as various local financial networking groups. Jan also sits on the Board of Directors of the CarbonTree Conservation Fund which is engaged in conserving endangered tropical forests through the sale of carbon offsets.

In her spare time, Jan enjoys running, cycling and equestrian activities. Jan lives in Menlo Park with her husband and their two teenagers.