Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
-George Bernard Shaw

Cathy Minshall

Chief Financial Officer

Cathy is the Chief Financial Officer of Emergence Capital and is a 15 year veteran of the venture capital industry. In addition to managing all financial functions at Emergence, Cathy works closely with the partners to support Emergence’s portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Emergence, Cathy spent over 5 years as the CFO of De Novo Ventures, an early stage healthcare focused fund. Previously, she was the Controller for Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and the Mayfield Fund. She also has prior financial management experience with Ancora Capital, MGM and Westwood One. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles.

Cathy holds a BS in Accounting from the University of the Pacific, is a Certified Public Accountant, serves on the Board of the West Coast Chapter of the Private Equity CFO Association (PECFOA) and is an active member of the National Venture Capital Association’s CFO Task Force.

Outside of work Cathy is married and active in animal rescue. She currently has 5 dogs and even more cats. Cathy is a passionate volunteer at Jasper Ridge, a non-profit for disadvantaged children (life threatening health problems and/or homelessness) that facilitates their interaction with animals, allowing them to experience the joy and healing that spending time with animals can bring. She is an avid runner and has run a marathon in each of the 50 states.

Cathy Minshall