STRe Solutions was founded in 2004 by Sue Salvesen, a former Silicon Valley Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition to her 10+ 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.
Sue has led numerous successful searches for senior executives including CFO, SVP and VP/Corporate Controllers. Prior to founding STRe Solutions, Sue served as interim CFO for a public software company, Industri-Matematik, was CFO at Mockingbird Networks, Quintus (sold to Avaya), Unify, and AG Associates (sold to AST).
Sue has an extensive career in Finance which includes Ford Motor Company, ROLM Corporation, a year at PDL as their first Controller, and then joined Aspect Telecommunications. As Corporate Controller for six years at Aspect she led the growth of the finance organization 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 President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI). 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.
In her spare time Sue enjoys golf, sailing, cooking, and spending time with Star, her border terrier!