Craig Foster

CFO

Meet Craig

Craig has had a multi-faceted career, beginning in New York City where he worked at one of the biggest professional service networks. He then joined the start-up, Loudcloud, where he was in sales and product management. After completing an MBA, he turned to investment banking with a focus on software and hardware companies. Here he led game changing mergers, next generation IPOs, and numerous complex financings. Years later he transitioned to operational work as a CFO for large scale public and private companies, most recently at Financial Engines. Craig holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from University California San Diego and an MBA from Wharton School of Business.

What’s not in his bio

Who is your hero in real life?
My parents without a doubt. They are an incredible combination of work ethic, humility and morality.

What/who inspires you?
I am inspired by people that are willing to take huge risks to change the world for the positive.

Best book you’ve read in the last year?
“My $50,000 Year at the Races” by Andrew Beyer. I really like books about how people developed a new approach to a complex problem, in this case horse race handicapping.

Favorite robot?
Hal 9000. Because not everyone is perfect.