Kelyn Brannon

I'm a 25-year finance veteran, currently the CFO at Arista Networks, Inc.

I cut my teeth in both venture backed start-ups and billion dollar cap organizations at companies like Sun Microsystems and, where I went from Director of FPA to VP Finance to Chief Accounting Officer in 90 days. Revenues grew from $600m to $1.6b during my tenure at Most recently, I was CFO at Calix, Inc., were I led the IPO and successful listing on the NYSE in 2010.

In addition to a successful career in finance, I served a 3-year term as President and CEO of ventured-backed Creative Planet, a hitech entertainment startup, where I stabilized the company from a significant burn rate, and led it to a successful sale. Finally, as the geek I am, I also a Certified Public Accountant.

As an angel investor, I am excited about helping early stage companies with great products, services and management teams. Industries I am currently investing in include: geosocial mobile, lifestyle consumer products, and green tech.