Mike Kourey, CFO of Medallia, discusses how he finds the right talent for the business, and the qualities he is looking for. Leveraging networking opportunities and the personal networks of other employees have been hugely beneficial for him. Most important for him is finding people who have the fundamental skills for financial roles, as well as those who are able to effectively partner with others in the business.
Mike Kourey is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Medallia and has held executive, board, and advisory roles at high-growth technology companies for more than 25 years. Previously, he served on the board of directors and the audit committee of Aruba Networks until its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in May 2015, on the board of directors and as audit committee chair at Riverbed Technology and on the board of directors and the audit committee of RingCentral. Mike has been a board and audit committee member at various private growth companies. He also served as a Partner and Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures from 2012 to early 2015. Prior to Khosla, Mike was the CFO at Polycom from 1995 to 2012, and a board member there from 1999 to 2011.
Mike holds a B.S. from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.