Geoffrey Ribar Named SambaNova Systems Interim C.F.O.

Posted by SambaNova Systems on March 29, 2021

Strategic Financial Initiatives Helmed by CFO Leadership to Further Strengthen Company’s Market Leadership

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SambaNova Systems, the company delivering the industry’s most advanced systems platform to run artificial intelligence (AI) and data-intensive applications from the datacenter to the cloud and to the edge, today announced the appointment of Geoffrey Ribar as interim chief financial officer (CFO). Ribar brings extensive leadership experience in the computer software and semiconductor sector, and will further enhance the existing leadership team as SambaNova continues to gain traction in the marketplace with its disruptive technology.

As Ribar joins SambaNova, he will continue serving as director and board member for Macom and Everspin Technologies. Previously, Ribar served as a director of Aquantia Corporation and as CFO for a number of high tech companies, including Cadence Design Systems, Matrix Semiconductor, Inc., NVIDIA Corporation, SiRF Technology, Inc. and Telegent Systems. Ribar was also formerly VP and corporate controller at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

“Geoff will provide SambaNova with exceptional financial and accounting expertise gained from a successful career bound by multiple chief financial officer positions,” said Rodrigo Liang, CEO and co-founder, SambaNova Systems. “His industry acumen will be crucial to our ongoing expansion and we look forward to leveraging his global finance expertise and demonstrated industry knowledge to drive strategic transactions leading to top line growth.”

The need for AI, machine learning and compute-power able to handle resource intensive applications has never been greater, particularly after a year where enterprises have undergone rapid digital transformation. Meeting industry demand, SambaNova has been, and will continue to push what is possible, offering accessible solutions that outperform graphics and commodity legacy architectures in speed, accuracy, scale and ease of use.

“The SambaNova team is bringing to market comprehensive AI services solutions like Dataflow-as-a-Service, to rapidly deliver state-of-the-art AI to organizations,” said Geoffrey Ribar. “This differentiated approach to scaling AI initiatives across industries and geographies is truly transformational.”

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