Top 10 CFOs in the USA

FinTech Magazine considers some of the leading CFOs in the USA, each with a commitment to ensuring a company’s financial goals are met

Chief Financial Officers (CFO) remain a much-needed commodity within a business. 

Responsible for overseeing an organisation’s financial decisions, the CFO manages the finance unit and is the financial spokesperson for the business. During challenging economic times, or uncertainties, ensuring that a fintech business is able to have a solid financial foundation can prove to be the difference between a fintech being profitable or not.

The CFOs featured in this list are some of the best in the fintech and finance space across the USA, ensuring that enterprise financial reporting and risk management is well-managed.

10. PayPal - Jamie Miller

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Newly appointed in November 2023, PayPal’s new CFO Jamie Miller is responsible for the company’s financial strategies. She now leads PayPal’s global financial operations, which include corporate accounting, corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analytics, investor relations and tax functions.

Prior to joining PayPal, Miller served as Global CFO at EY, having joined the business to lead the separation and IPO of its strategy, tax and consulting business. She also served as CFO of Cargill (2021-2023) and was responsible for all financial activities of the company, assuming corporate strategy and business development responsibilities in April 2022.  

9. Bolt - Mikko Salovaara 

Having joined Bolt as CFO in July 2023, Mikko Salovaara holds a wealth of experience from some of the world’s fastest growing companies to lead Bolt’s global finance function as the business moves closer to full profitability and prepares to go public (IPO) in the near future.

In January 2022, the company, a competitor of Uber, was valued at more than US$8bn when it raised €628m (US$686,91m) from investors. Prior to joining Bolt, Salovaara worked at Revolut as Vice-President of Finance, before becoming Group CFO. He also previously headed up regional finance teams at Kraft Heinz Co.

8. GoodLeap - John Shrewsberry

GoodLeap CFO John Shrewsberry

As CFO at GoodLeap, John Shrewsberry oversees the company’s financial planning, accounting, capital markets, investor relations, human resources, legal, and compliance. He started his career as a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand, before working at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston in the principal finance areas.

Before joining GoodLeap, Shrewsberry also served as the CFO of Wells Fargo and Company. In this role, he managed the financial management functions of the US$2tn company, including accounting and control, financial planning and analysis, line of business finance functions, asset-liability management, treasury, tax management, corporate development, investor relations and the company’s investment portfolios.

7. Block (formerly Square, Inc.) - Amrita Ahuja

Block CFO Amrita Ahuja

Amrita Ahuja serves simultaneously as Block’s CFO and Chief Operating Officer (COO), having worked with the company since the start of 2019. Under her guidance, in 2022, the company had a very strong revenue year 2022 and delivered a record gross profit of nearly US$6bn.

Prior to Block, Ahuja worked as CFO at Blizzard Entertainment and has held leadership roles at a wide range of companies, including Morgan Stanley, The Walt Disney Company and Activision Blizzard. She currently serves on the board of directors for Discord and AirBnB and was featured in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in 2022.

6. Fiserv - Robert Hau

Robert Hau is CFO at Fiserv and provides oversight for all financial functions of the company. With nearly 30 years of experience in business and financial leadership roles, he has guided the company’s financial decisions since 2016.

Prior to joining Fiserv, Hau was Executive Vice President and CFO of TE Connectivity Ltd., a US$12bn global product technology company. At TE Connectivity, he was responsible for developing and implementing financial strategy, as well as creating the financial infrastructure necessary to drive the company’s financial direction, vision and compliance initiatives.

5. Plaid - Eric Hart

Plaid CFO Eric Hart

Having only held the CFO position at Plaid since October 2023, Eric Hart’s career spans 25 years as he holds experience in finance, business development and project management. He is the company’s first CFO, amid reports that Plaid is aiming to go public in the future.

Prior to Plaid, Hart worked at Expedia Group for more than 13 years, where he progressed through a range of director positions, before becoming CFO in 2019. His earlier work includes employment at Lake Capital, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Merrill Lynch and Accenture.

4. Blockchain.com - Macrina Kgil

Source: Blockchain.com via Medium

Macrina Kgil first joined Blockchain.com as CFO in 2018. Her background in building growth, IPO ready and public company finance functions was valued as instrumental by the company as it continues to serve tens of millions of retail and institutional customers.

Macrina is a proven finance leader. Prior to joining Blockchain.com, she successfully took Springleaf Holdings (now known as OneMain Holdings) public as CFO. She then leveraged her experience as a public company CFO to build out the finance team and establish processes to support more than 100 entities as at GPB Capital Holdings, a US$1.5bn fund. She first started her career at PwC as an auditor and capital market transaction advisor.

3. Intuit - Sandeep Singh Aujla

Sandeep Singh Aujla became Intuit’s CFO in July 2023. Aujla has held senior finance positions at the company for seven years and prior to his current role, was the Senior Vice President of Finance for Intuit’s largest business unit, the Small Business and Self-Employed Group (SBSEG) and for Intuit’s Technology organisation.

Aujla has established a legacy of taking on expanded finance roles during his time at Intuit. He was instrumental in the development and execution of the ecosystem-based strategy that helped accelerate SBSEG’s revenue growth from 13% in FY17 to 22% in FY22. His leadership has also helped accelerate Intuit’s progress in becoming an AI-driven expert platform, driving efficiencies and scale.

2. Chime - Matthew Newcomb

Chime CFO Matthew Newcomb

As Chime’s CFO, Matthew Newcomb primary focus is on shaping the company’s corporate and financial strategy, driving business model improvements and scaling operational functions. He has played a key role in securing more than US$2bn in venture capital financing to fund Chime’s growth plans and solidified the company’s role as the largest consumer fintech in the US.

Newcomb started his career in financial services and served as Vice President in BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory and Fintech practices, advising some of the world’s largest financial institutions on the most complex capital markets exposures during the recession.

1. StripeSteffan Tomlinson

Having been the CFO of Stripe since September 2023, Steffan Tomlinson has a track record of helping companies grow, scale efficiently and create significant shareholder and stakeholder value. As a CFO, he has helped accelerate growth and profitability for the companies he has worked for, successfully completed three IPOs (Confluent, Palo Alto Networks, Aruba) and managed a hyperscale business (Google Cloud).

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Tomlinson’s career spans seed-stage startups to Fortune 25 companies across the technology landscape, from cloud computing to security and networking. Currently, he serves on the board of Eventbrite, as well as previously having served on the boards of Cornerstone OnDemand, Qlik, and Riverbed.

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