October 23, 2014
Seasoned executive brings 25 years of finance and operations experience to leadership team
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Invoca, the call intelligence company, today announced that Cynthia Stephens has joined Invoca’s leadership team as chief financial officer. Stephens reports directly to Invoca Co-Founder and CEO Jason Spievak and is responsible for the company’s financial management and operations.
Stephens brings 25 years of financial management, operational and strategic advisory experience to Invoca. Stephens was most recently SVP and CFO of Harvest Power, a venture-backed renewable energy company, which grew 100% annually to more than $100M in revenue and its first annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) during her tenure. Prior to Harvest Power, she held various executive positions, including CFO for Infoseek, a popular search engine founded in 1994, where she played a critical role in the company’s $2B acquisition by the Walt Disney Company.
Stephens brings additional financial leadership experience from technology focused companies including OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston-based venture capital firm specializing in expansion-stage SaaS companies, CodeGear/Borland Software, Pharsight, Calico Commerce, and Fractal Design. Cynthia graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Economics.
“Stephens’ extensive experience in finance and operations management with high growth technology and start-up companies will be instrumental in the planning and execution of our immediate and long-term financial strategies,” said Invoca Co-Founder and CEO Jason Spievak. “She’s joining at an important time for Invoca, as we look to not only continue our incredible growth, but expand our reach into new markets and strengthen our base of enterprise clients and partners.”
“With triple digit growth over the past four years, it’s clear that Invoca is addressing a very real market opportunity,” said Stephens. “I’m energized to be joining a company that is not only built on a great product, but driven by such an experienced leadership team and passionate group of employees. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth and success.”
Named one of Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies, the Hottest Companies in Southern California and also the Central Coast’s fastest-growing company, Invoca recently surpassed 140 employees. Information on current job openings can be found here: https://www.invoca.com/company/careers/.
Invoca helps the modern marketer drive inbound calls and turn them into sales. By bringing call intelligence to marketers and their existing marketing technology systems, Invoca’s platform delivers the visibility required to engage mobile customers beyond the click. Invoca has powered more than $2.5 billion in sales for its customers and is backed by Salesforce Ventures, Accel Partners, Upfront Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners. For more information, please visit www.invoca.com.