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Steffan Tomlinson

CFO, Confluent

Steffan C. Tomlinson has served as Chief Financial Officer of Confluent since June 2020. Before joining Confluent, Mr. Tomlinson served as Chief Financial Officer of Google Cloud and Technical Infrastructure at Google, an Alphabet Inc. company, from April 2019 to June 2020. From February 2012 to March 2018, Mr. Tomlinson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Palo Alto Networks, a publicly-traded cybersecurity company. From September 2011 to January 2012, Mr. Tomlinson served as Chief Financial Officer at Arista Networks, Inc., a provider of cloud networking solutions. From April 2011 to September 2011, Mr. Tomlinson was a Partner and Chief Administrative Officer at Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a private investment firm. From September 2005 to March 2011, Mr. Tomlinson was Chief Financial Officer of Aruba Networks, Inc., a provider of intelligent wireless LAN switching systems. Mr. Tomlinson has served on the board of directors of Cornerstone OnDemand, a publicly-traded company providing cloud-based learning and talent management solutions since May 2017, and Eventbrite, a publicly-traded event management and ticketing platform, since February 2016. Mr. Tomlinson also previously served on the boards of directors of Qlik Technologies, a publicly-traded data analytics platform, from January 2013 to June 2016, and Riverbed Technology, a publicly-traded network performance company, from September 2014 to April 2015. Mr. Tomlinson holds a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Trinity College.


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