Virginia Walker

Virginia has been a Silicon Valley executive for over 30+ years. She has an extensive background in finance, sales, marketing and general management across a broad spectrum of high tech environments. She has worked in companies ranging in size from a billion dollars in revenue to start-ups, and in varied industries including the telecommunications software industry, the business intelligence software industry, the biotech industry, and the semiconductor industry.

Virginia is well known for her strong leadership abilities and her passion for business. She acknowledges that the early years in her career spent at General Electric’s Intersil Semiconductor Business Unit, where she had the opportunity to meet Jack Welch several times, contributed significantly to the development of her leadership style.

Her most recent experience at Enea, a Swedish telecommunications software company, included the role of General Manager of North America where she had P&L responsibility and led sales, marketing, and finance for this operation and the Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Marketing, a role in which she led the transformation of the company’s business strategy.

During her years as a CFO, Virginia raised millions of dollars leading companies through equity and debt financing, including multiple IPOs, private placements, venture capital financing, bank financing, and structured debt instruments. In the area of corporate structuring, she identified targets, led negotiations and developed integration plans for over 20 mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Virginia has been highlighted in the San Jose Mercury News, Black Enterprise, CFO magazine and in the San Francisco Chronicle’s business section as a “Guru” for her leadership among CFO’s in the Biotech Industry and as a founder of the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers.

Virginia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Jose State University and has completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University. She is a Senior Fellow (class V) in the Silicon Valley chapter of the American Leadership Forum.