Fred Anderson is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Elevation Partners. Fred has extensive operating and financial experience as a senior executive in the technology industry. From 1996 â€“ 2004, Fred was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apple Computer, and made major contributions to Appleâ€™s turnaround and re-emergence as an industry leader. These contributions included resolving a major liquidity crisis, executing a massive restructuring that returned the company to sustainable profitability, and working with the companyâ€™s executive team to reenergize Appleâ€™s revenue and profit growth.
As a senior financial executive of several public companies, Fred has been involved in numerous acquisitions and a wide range of other corporate finance transactions, including complex equity and debt financings, and recapitalizations. Fred holds a BA from Whittier College and an MBA from UCLA. Fred previously served on the boards of directors of Apple, Crystal Decisions and 3COM, and on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Fred currently serves on the boards of directors of eBay, Move and Palm.
- 01/12/10 -techcrunch.com