STRe Solutions was founded in 2004 by Sue Salvesen, a former Silicon Valley Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition to her 8+ years of recruiting, Sue has over 20 years of extensive hands-on financial and management experience and more than 7 years experience as a CFO. She led 3 IPOs and several acquisitions.
Prior to founding STRe Solutions, Sue served as interim CFO for a public software company, Industri-Matematik, where she participated in the sale of the company to a leading venture capital firm. Sue was CFO at Mockingbird Networks, Quintus (sold to Avaya), Unify, and AG Associates (sold to AST).
Sue began her career at Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst, spent six years at ROLM Corporation in various finance and accounting roles, one year at PDL as their first Controller, and then joined Aspect Telecommunications where she was Corporate Controller for six years. At Aspect she led the growth of the finance organization from 2 to 35 people while the company's revenues grew from $5M to over $100M and completed a successful IPO. Sue's industry knowledge includes enterprise software and services, semiconductor equipment, and telecommunications. She also has extensive experience in M&A activity.
Sue received her BA Degree in Economics with High Honors and Distinction in Economics from Douglass College of Rutgers University. She also holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. Sue is a member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) and serves as their Membership Co-chair. She is also on the Advisory Board of LinkSV and a member of We are Watermark. Previously she was Treasurer of and served on the Board of Directors and the Finance committee for a local non-profit organization, Girls for a Change.