Former DreamWorks CFO to Chair Audit Committee
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (NOVEMBER 12, 2015) – Glassdoor, the world’s most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced it has appointed Kristina Leslie, former chief financial officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., to its board of directors. She will serve as chair of the audit committee, overseeing the company’s financial reporting and disclosure processes.
Leslie brings more than 15 years of experience serving as a board and audit committee member of publicly traded companies, private entitles and non-profits. In addition to Glassdoor, she currently serves on the corporate boards of Blue Shield of California, CVB Financial Corp. and Pico Holdings Inc. Previously, she served on the boards of Orbitz Worldwide (recently acquired by Expedia, Inc.), Obagi Medical Products, Inc., Flintridge Preparatory School and Methodist Hospital, among others.
Leslie spent three years as CFO of DreamWorks Animation, serving from 2004 to 2007. Previously, she was CFO of DreamWorks LLC where she negotiated and oversaw the reorganization of the company in preparation for its initial public offering. She joined DreamWorks, LLC in 1996 as head of strategic planning and financial analysis. Before DreamWorks, Leslie was the director of financial planning for Viacom and has held several positions in treasury, financial and strategic planning and investor relations for Paramount Communications. She holds an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Kristina to the Glassdoor board of directors – her wealth of knowledge and decades of valuable financial operating experience will help us as we continue on a path of rapid expansion,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “We’re delighted to add her oversight and leadership to our incredibly talented board as we expand globally.”
“I’m excited to join Glassdoor at a time of such momentum to help bring greater workplace transparency to people and companies around the world,” said Leslie. “I believe in Glassdoor’s mission to help people everywhere find a job and company they love and look forward to working with the impressive board and management team to help take the company to the next level.”
Leslie is the ninth member of the Glassdoor board of directors, which also includes: Hohman; Rich Barton, Glassdoor co-founder and non-executive chairman, who is also co-founder and executive chairman of Zillow; Neeraj Agrawal, partner at Battery Ventures; Erik Blachford, partner at Technology Crossover Ventures; Lee Fixel, partner at Tiger Global Management; Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO of TripAdvisor; Rusty Rueff, chairman of The GRAMMY Foundation, investor and corporate advisor; and, Jim White, managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures.
The company has raised approximately $160 million to date, including a $70 million round led by Google Capital and Tiger Global announced in January 2015. Glassdoor, which is the fastest-growing job site in the U.S.1, recently announced further expansion with the launch of a new localized Irish website (https://www.glassdoor.ie) and mobile apps along with plans to add approximately 100 new jobs in Dublin, Ireland over the next three years. This comes as Glassdoor surpassed 10 million reviews, ratings, salary reports and other workplace insights for more than 445,000 companies around the globe
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