Ex Goldman Sachs CFO David Viniar joins Square board

Source: Square

Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, has appointed David Viniar to its Board of Directors, where he will also serve as Audit Committee Chairman.

Viniar was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goldman Sachs, and is currently a member of its Board of Directors.

"David's extraordinary financial insight and expertise will add another valuable perspective to our world-class board," said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square.

"The growing scope of Square's business and long-term vision is inspiring," said Viniar. "I'm honored to join Square's Board at such an important time in the company's growth."

After receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Viniar joined Goldman Sachs in 1980, where he amassed over 30 years of experience. He became the CFO in 1999 and served in that capacity for over 13 years. He was also the head of the Operations, Technology, Finance and Services Division. Viniar is a former Trustee of Union College, where he received his Bachelor's Degree.

Viniar replaces Howard Schultz, who has stepped down from Square's Board.

"Howard's guidance has helped Square grow as a company and as a business," said Dorsey. "I have come to know Howard well, and I always appreciate his thoughtfulness and good counsel."

"Jack has assembled a strong and forward-thinking leadership team at Square," said Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president and ceo. "I am proud of what our companies have accomplished together this past year and I'm excited about the opportunities for Starbucks and Square to continue to innovate together."

Square's Board of Directors also includes Jack Dorsey, Roelof Botha, Vinod Khosla, Jim McKelvey, Mary Meeker, and Larry Summers. 

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