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Kirsten Mello

Chief Financial Officer
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Kirsten joined Menlo in 1999, and became the firm’s Chief Financial Officer in 2008. As Menlo’s CFO, she focuses on the operations of the firm, including financial reporting, accounting, investor relations, information technology, legal, compliance, human resources, facilities, and other administrative functions.

Prior to joining Menlo, Kirsten worked for Ernst and Young, LLP in the Audit and Assurance Business Services Department, serving a variety of high technology clients from small private to large public companies in Silicon Valley. During this time, she had the opportunity to see the importance of the accounting and finance functions from startups all the way through public companies.

Kirsten has served on the Board of Directors for the West Coast Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association, and is involved with the National Venture Capital Association’s CFO Taskforce. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a BS in finance from Santa Clara University.

Kirsten lives in Los Altos with her inspiring husband and two wonderful children. She is active in Scouts BSA, enjoying the opportunity to share her love for the outdoors, curiosity for knowledge, and passion for helping others with these future leaders. When time allows, she enjoys hiking, traveling, golfing, skiing, Pilates, a good workout, and great meals with friends.

Kirsten joined Menlo in 1999, and became the firm’s Chief Financial Officer in 2008. As Menlo’s CFO, she focuses on the operations of the firm, including financial reporting, accounting, investor relations, information technology, legal, compliance, human resources, facilities, and other administrative functions.

Prior to joining Menlo, Kirsten worked for Ernst and Young, LLP in the Audit and Assurance Business Services Department, serving a variety of high technology clients from small private to large public companies in Silicon Valley. During this time, she had the opportunity to see the importance of the accounting and finance functions from startups all the way through public companies.

Kirsten has served on the Board of Directors for the West Coast Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association, and is involved with the National Venture Capital Association’s CFO Taskforce. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a BS in finance from Santa Clara University.

Kirsten lives in Los Altos with her inspiring husband and two wonderful children. She is active in Scouts BSA, enjoying the opportunity to share her love for the outdoors, curiosity for knowledge, and passion for helping others with these future leaders. When time allows, she enjoys hiking, traveling, golfing, skiing, Pilates, a good workout, and great meals with friends.