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Leavey School of Business Santa Clara University
Department ofAccounting

Teruel, Frank

Frank Teruel

Adjunct Lecturer, Accounting

Frank Teruel is an experienced executive with significant domain knowledge in sales, finance, and operations.  He is currently the CFO of ThreatMetrix Inc., the global leader in Digital Identity solutions and Cyber Threat prevention.  As COO of Lightpost Holdings, a global publishing, licensing, and media company, Teruel held global P/L responsibility and directed all group operating activities.  He also served as the President of the Thomas Kinkade Foundation.  Prior to joining Lightpost, Teruel served as the CFO and VP of World Wide Services and Support for Vormetric, an enterprise data security and encryption company.  Prior to joining Vormetric, Teruel served as Vice President of Finance for Emagia Corporation, an enterprise software company focused on working capital optimization solutions.  Prior to Emagia, he served as CFO for TelePost, Inc., an international provider of conferencing and collaborative solutions. As Managing Director of Montgomery Financial Management, Teruel was responsible for all aspects of the Northern and Southern California practices. He also brings experience from SyQuest, Inc (Nasdaq: SYQTQ), where he held senior financial and sales management positions, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Teruel is an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He frequently speaks on the Cyber Security imperatives and internet fraud prevention and has contributed articles on data security.  He is the founder of AquaMunda, an organization dedicated to clean water solutions for the developing world.  Teruel holds an MBA from Liberty University, a BA degree in Business Administration, and is a CPA.