Santa Clara University

Robert D. Selvi

CFO
SonicWall, Inc.

 

Robert D. Selvi - Advisory Board

Robert D. Selvi has 25 years of experience in senior financial management roles at leading technology companies. Mr. Selvi's chief financial officer experience started at Claris Corporation, followed by Cooper & Chyan Technology and Artisan Components. Most recently, Mr. Selvi served as CFO of Kontiki, an enterprise software company where he managed the company through two rounds of venture financing.

Prior to joining Kontiki, Mr. Selvi served as the Vice President and CFO of Artisan Components, a pioneer in semiconductor intellectual property. During his tenure, he developed the operating plan, systems and administrative functions to prepare the company for IPO, which was completed in early 1998. The company's annual revenue increased 86% and net income increased over 200% during this period. Prior to Artisan, Mr. Selvi was Vice President and CFO of Cooper and Chyan Technology ("CCT"), an electronic design automation ("EDA") software company. While at CCT, he also led strategic acquisitions. During his tenure, the company launched an integrated circuit product business, more than doubled revenue and realized a tenfold value increase. Prior to CCT, Mr. Selvi was the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations and CFO of Claris Corporation from 1992 - 1995, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Computer.

Mr. Selvi currently serves on the Board of eSilicon Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, and serves on the advisory board of Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and a Masters in Business Administration, each from Santa Clara University.

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