Xamarin Hires Its First CFO As It Eyes International Expansion, IPO


The cross-platform developer tools service Xamarin today announced that it has hired Bryan Morris, the former VP of Finance at Ooyala and CFO of LiveRamp, as the first CFO in the company’s history. Until now, Xamarin CEO and co-founder Nat Friedman used to wear this hat, but as the company continues to grow, he decided it was time to bring on a full-time CFO.

Earlier this month, I sat down with Friedman and Morris at the company’s San Francisco offices to talk about this hire and Xamarin’s expansion plans.

1c4a0fd Xamarin CFO Bryan Morris

Whenever a relatively mature startup hires a CFO, chances are it’s either looking for a sale or going public. Given that Morris was involved in the sales of both LiveRamp (to Acxiom) and Ooyala (to Telstra), it’s not unreasonable to speculate that Xamarin may be going down this route, too. There have, after all, been…

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