About the Author
Randall Bolten grew up in Washington, D.C., the son of a CIA intelligence officer and a history professor. A Princeton University economics graduate, he headed west to earn an MBA at Stanford University. Falling in love with the west, he stayed and has spent his career in Silicon Valley. He is a seasoned financial executive, with many years directing the financial and other operations of high-technology companies. His 30-year career includes nearly 20 years as chief financial officer for both public companies and startups. Bolten has served as CFO for BroadVision, Phoenix Technologies, Arcot Systems, BioCAD, and Teknekron, and has also held senior financial management positions at Oracle and Tandem Computers. He now runs Lucidity, a consulting practice in Menlo Park, California, focused on short engagements with specific deliverables including business models, reporting packages, and incentive compensation plans. He divides his work time between Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. When not working, he relaxes in Glenbrook, Nevada, in the tranquility of the Sierras. Most of all he is extremely proud of his two daughters. For more information, please visit www.painting-with-numbers.com.