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Mike Kourey, Chief Financial Officer at Medallia, shares why he is so passionate about being part of a growth business. Not least because growth is fun; he says that there is no thrill that even approaches growing a company, especially when you’re able to create tens of thousands of jobs from scratch.

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.