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Introducting Paul Ross

We have a new Dean’s Executive Council member - Paul Ross. Paul Ross is the CFO of The Trade Desk (TTD). At TTD, Paul rapidly prepared the company for its IPO while helping grow TTD’s revenue more than 20x over the past five years. He and the leadership team created more than $10 billion in market valuation over the same period as the company transitioned from being a private enterprise to a profitable, NASDAQ listed company. During that time, Paul negotiated and closed approximately $500 million in debt financings, a $60 million share buyback/tender offer, managed a complex cap table and designed/implemented equity compensation plans, all while building the corporate infrastructure teams from scratch in advance of the IPO. Earlier in his career, he held several CFO roles in technology or related industries, including other publicly-traded companies. Prior to these roles, he held progressive positions at Power-One, Inc., ARCO (now BP) and PWC. Paul holds an MBA from USC, a BA from UCLA, and a CPA. Paul is looking forward to serving on the Dean’s Executive Council, and to guest-speaking, mentoring students, and potentially teaching at Cal Lutheran’s School of Management.

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