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Randall Bolten



An accomplished executive who has directed the financial operations of public companies and startups, and interacted with many boards of directors and investors, Randall Bolten is the author of "Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You." Passionate about the importance of presenting financial and other numerical information cogently and effectively, Bolten provides professional training to the corporate finance community to help design clear, concise and innovative reporting packages, compensation plans aligned with performance and objectives, manage equity incentive plans for maximum benefit and impact, develop innovative pricing models, handle investor relations effectively, enable effective cross-function collaboration, especially with sales, and fully understand revenue recognition, stock option accounting and other GAAP issues.



Author : Author, "Painting with Numbers" - [2009-01 to Current]
"Painting with Numbers" is the first book to treat presenting numbers as a COMMUNICATION skill. Learn more on my website, at

CEO : Lucidity - [2007-01 to Current]

CFO : Arcot Systems - [2006-01 to 2007-09]

CFO : Phoenix Technologies - [2003-06 to 2006-01]

CFO : BroadVision - [1995-08 to 2001-08]

CFO : BioCAD - [1992-06 to 1994-08]

VP Finance : Teknekron - [1990-09 to 1992-06]

CFO : Bowers Imaging Technogies - [1989-09 to 1990-08]

Controller : Oracle - [1986-08 to 1989-04]

Division Controller : Tandem Computers - [1979-07 to 1986-08]



MBA, business : Stanford Graduate School of Business (at Stanford University ) - [1975 to 1977]

AB, Economics : Princeton University - [1970 to 1975]