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Brian Kinion (he/him)

Brian Kinion (he/him)

Chief Financial Officer at MX

Redwood City, California

Financial executive with MBA and CPA and over 30 years experience in leading a finance organization in public and private companies during periods of rapid growth and cash constraints. Proven track record building effective teams and creating order out of chaos in the SAAS and software industry. Finance professional with extensive background in a broad range of financial disciplines including: financial modeling, business planning, forecasting, management reporting, budgeting, analysis, strategy, M&A, financial systems, process improvement, controllership, SOX 404 compliance, global tax, SEC reporting and investor relations. Have established an expertise in SaaS/Cloud business modeling, reporting and planning after supporting high growth subscription businesses at both SuccessFactors (acquired by SAP in 2012) and Marketo (taken private by Vista Equity Partners in 2016). Team player with the ability to think strategically while paying attention to detail. Led the Accounting Organization throughout SuccessFactors' history as a stand-alone public company from IPO in 2007 prior to acquisition by SAP in 2012 and the project team that implemented all SAP Cloud offerings in 10 weeks post-acquisition. My experience spans accounting, FP&A and corporate support for SAAS and software companies spanning from $50M to over $300M in annual revenue.


  • Chief Financial Officer (Upwork)
  • Group Vice President, Finance (Marketo)
  • Audit Committee Chair and member of Board of Directors (Marin Software)
  • Chief Financial Officer (Marketo)
  • Chief Financial Officer (MX)
  • Board of Representative for Greater Bay Area San Francisco Chapter (The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
  • Chapter President of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Board of Trustees (The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
  • Special Advisor To Chief Executive Officer (Upwork)


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