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Leslie Murdock

Leslie Murdock has more than 35 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He started his career with Ernst & Young working in their Dublin Ireland, New York and Silicon Valley offices. In 1989, he founded Murdock & Associates/Horn Murdock Cole. Under his leadership the company became one of Silicon Valley's premier accounting consulting firms. He has been a pioneer in providing CFO services to venture backed companies and was one of the first to recognize the need for senior level financial consulting services, including corporate governance. Clients included Google, EBay, Apple Computer and Yahoo. Accretive Solutions acquired Murdock & Associates in 2000 and Leslie left the firm in 2004, having built the firm up to 150 professionals. After Accretive, Leslie became a founding member of the Clean Tech Open, now a global clean tech accelerator. He was the first CFO of Simple Hired, a VC back job search website recently sold to Indeed. In 2007, with Claire Martell, he founded Murdock Martell a consulting firm proving CFO and accounting services to start-ups and emerging growth companies. Clients include Verifone, Google, Reflective, Udacity and some emerging startups. For the past twenty years, Leslie has been active as an angel investor and financial advisor to start-up technology companies. Notable investments include AtWeb acquired by AOL, Kontera, acquired by Singapore Telecom, Simply Hired acquired by Indeed, 3Scale, acquired by Red Hat, PowerInbox, Adaptive Insights, Broadspot Imaging and Edison Pharmaceuticals. Leslie is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has passed the CPA Exam, and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He a founder, past board member and mentor for the California Clean Tech Open, a business accelerator to promote clean/green technologies, past board member of Acterra, an environmental non-profit and is Treasurer of The Irish Literary & Historical Society. Additionally, Leslie is past President of both the San Jose/Dublin Sister City Program and the San Jose Conservation Corps, a non-profit job training program for at-risk youth. Leslie is planning to retire from Murdock Martell in March 2017 and is looking forward to actively participating in the Band of Angels.