Articles on Silicon Valley's never ending thirst for developers are ten a penny, but this piece from Sharespost looks at how growth companies are perhaps as dependent on CFOs as anything else - a good CFO is seen as key to fund raising.
Apparently there is a real shortage of CFOs with the appropriate skill set, and firms are struggling to hire for this strategic role. The article also looks at the wider CFO market, quoting some interesting stats from search firm Russell Reynolds.
We have no shortage of CFOs among the GatedTalent membership pool. While CEO is the most common current position by far, CFO currently ranks at number 5 and many have specific IPO experience - seen as particularly important for many Unicorns.
Silicon Valley firms have long struggled to find enough talent, whether engineers or data scientists. But if investors in technology unicorns worth multibillion dollars ever want to get paid, the CFO is arguably an emerging growth company’s most important position.