Chief Financial Officer
Jim Burns is Chief Financial Officer at Accela where he is responsible for the leadership of the company’s finance, investor and strategic development efforts.
Before joining the executive team at Accela, Burns served as CFO at IoT and smart city leader Silver Spring Networks (SSNI), where he oversaw finance, investor relations, strategic initiatives, corporate development, manufacturing and IT. Previous to SSNI, Burns held leadership positions at Hewlett Packard for two decades, including CFO of HP’s $60 billion Enterprise Business, COO of HP’s $26 billion Services Business, as well as Vice President of HP’s Global Investor Relations.
Burns was named Bay Area 2016 small-cap CFO of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Leavey School of Business and Ignatian Center at his alma mater, Santa Clara University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce.