Charly Kevers (Carta, Lending Club, Salesforce, HP) is the CFO at Carta, a company that is building infrastructure for the private market in the form of cap tables, valuations, and private equity plans. Carta also powers CartaX, a private stock exchange that facilitates private company and private fund transactions. In this episode of Ventured Growth with Hercules Capital, Kevers joins Catherine Jhung to discuss how he has managed Carta through 10x growth, why thirty-five percent of venture-backed companies use Carta’s platform, how working in investor relations prepared Kevers for a CFO position, and much more.
Critical strategies for aspiring CFOs. Developing your product to be the defacto product for a particular industry. Extreme curiosity, questioning the status quo, and anticipating future scenarios. The influence of mentors on Kevers’ career. And other topics.
Charly Kevers is the CFO at Carta, a position he has held since 2017. He previously served as the VP of Finance at Lending Club, Senior Director of Corporate Development at Salesforce, and Director of Investor Relations at Hewlett-Packard. Kevers received his BA in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an MBA in Business Administration from INSEAD.