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Tom Pickett

Chief Financial Officer
Riverbed Technology

Tom Pickett is the Chief Financial Officer at Riverbed Technology and is responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance, tax, treasury and facilities. Pickett has over 30 years of executive finance experience in both public and private accounting, private equity, early-stage ventures and mature global companies, with a strong history of operational leadership and expertise in mergers and acquisitions and raising capital.

Pickett has worked for companies in a variety of industry and technology markets including SaaS, networking and data center equipment and consulting services, medical devices, third-party logistics and enterprise software. Previously, Pickett served as the CFO at Zapproved, a private equity backed SaaS provider of litigation compliance and management tools to corporate legal teams. In his role, Pickett led financial planning and analysis, business and revenue operations, accounting, and legal. He also spearheaded the Company’s go-to-market partnering strategies working alongside the CEO.

Before joining Zapproved in 2018, Pickett served as the CFO and Compliance Officer at Curvature, a private equity backed global information technology products and services company, where he had responsibility for all of Curvature’s finance, accounting, human resources and legal operations in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Curvature, Pickett served as a consulting CFO to operating companies. In his practice he worked with companies in a variety of industries including packaging, logistics services, database marketing, internet-based communications, and medical devices. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Pickett worked for over 20 years in accounting, finance and business operations with companies ranging from technology-based start-ups to a multi-national publicly traded corporation in the information services business. 

Pickett’s holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia. He also completed Stanford Business School’s Executive Program in Strategy and Organization.

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