CFO Alumni Affiliate Network

Mission Statement

The San Jose State University CFO Alumni Affiliate Network creates opportunities that connect alumni who are current or past Chief Financial Officers with other alumni, faculty and students, fostering an open channel of communication with the university and access to its resources, and enhancing the lifelong Spartan experience. Every individual who has attended SJSU and has held a CFO position is a member of the Network and invited to participate in our events and activities.

Recent Events

On October 17, 2017, more than 100 CFO alumni, business students, faculty, administration and sponsors attended the 2nd Annual Gathering of the CFO Alumni Affiliate Network, held at the new SJSU Student Union Theatre. Featured speakers were U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna and former SJSU President Mary Papazian. If you didn’t receive an invitation, call or send a note to, (408) 924-3400 to make sure we have your correct contact information. (Photos by  James Tensuan, '15 Photojournalism)

U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna

U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna and Dean Moshavi

Attendess in Courtyard

Students at Congressman Ro Khanna Event

Ways to Connect

Just send call or send an email to, (408) 924-3400 if you’re interested in connecting in any of these ways, or if you have other ideas for how you’d like to get involved:

  • Join our private LinkedIn group to find other CFO alumni and get notices about upcoming activities year round
  • Volunteer as a judge or mentor for SJSU’s Silicon Valley Business Plan Competition (our CFO alumnus Bill Barton donates the annual $10,000 grand prize!)
  • Give feedback to student analysts presenting their “buy” and “sell” recommendations for the student-managed investment funds
  • Be a Guest Speaker at a class or a student club event
  • Post jobs or internships at SJSU’s Career Center; participate in a Job Fairs, or as a student career mentor
  • Attend SJSU’s spring Economic Summit breakfast and sit at our CFO Alumni table
  • Consider opportunities to contribute to one of our many student scholarship programs

The CFO Alumni Affiliate Network events are made possible thanks to the professional services sponsors who are committed to supporting our community:

 GW Wade Logo

GW & Wade offers a comprehensive array of financial services, along with a dedicated approach to your wealth management strategy. Whether we’re helping you plan for retirement, reduce your tax burden, or fund that college education, our counselors apply their many years of professional expertise to help you reach your goals. Gene Sinclair, an SJSU alumni, is a Principle and VP of Client Development for California and the West. Gene works with individuals, families and corporations to deliver GW & Wade's services.

 Nelson  Logo

For over 45 years, Nelson has provided innovative workforce solutions to help companies efficiently build and manage their teams. From staffing and recruiting to payrolling, we collaboratively identify and construct flexible, scalable programs to help our partners rapidly adjust to shifting workforce needs and priorities. We serve companies and organizations of all sizes in nearly all industries, with specialized teams dedicated to general staffing, accounting and finance, technology, and much more.

 Greenough Logo

Mark M. Greenough is the founder and President of Greenough Consulting Group a premier outsource finance and accounting consulting firm for the start up and venture capital industries.  With more than 40 years of public accounting, venture capital and start up experience, Mr. Greenough and his firm have provided services to some of the best known tech companies and their venture investors in the Silicon Valley.

With continuing thanks to our Anchor Alumni for their endorsement of the Network initiative:

Jeff Andreson, Nanometrics Inc.
(Nasdaq: NANO)

Mark Loveless, Burr Pilger Mayer (ret’d)

Shobhna Ashthana, Shaklee Corp.

Mark Oki, VIVUS Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS)

William Barton, Granite Construction (ret’d) (NYSE: GVA)

Ronald Pasek, Net App Inc.
(Nasdaq: NTAP)

Joe Consul, Xactly Corp. (Nasdaq: XTLY)

Nancy Pecota, Aradigm Corp.
(Nasdaq: ARDM)

Scott Daugherty, Colliers Int’l
(Nasdaq: CIGI)

John Ritchie, Aerohive Networks

Stephen Robb, The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX)

Richard Deranleau, eASIC Corp.

Doug Schirle, GSI Technology 
(Nasdaq: GSIT)

Matthew East, Lumileds

William Tamblyn, SpaceTime Insight

Peggy Fong, Spera Venture

James Walker, Semler Scientific (Nasdaq: SMLR)

Stuart Huizinga, Sun Basket

Todd Waltz, Aemetis Inc. 
(Nasdaq: AMTX)

Steven Lance, Giga-Tronics Inc. 
(Nasdaq: GSIT)

Michael Williams, Montana Powered

Questions about the Network or how to get involved? Contact Dean Priya Kannan at or (408) 924-3400.