|Stanford University, BA||1997|
|University of California, Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
Jessica Baron is the Chief Financial Officer and has served at Hercules since 2006 as the Company’s Corporate Controller and as the Company’s Vice President of Finance since 2010. In June, 2011 she was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer and in March 2012, was appointed to Chief Financial Officer.
During her tenure at Hercules, Baron has played a key role in all aspects of financial reporting, financial process and systems design and implementation. Prior to joining Hercules, she served in strategic finance roles at Cisco Systems, Inc. from 2004 to 2006 and at Levi Strauss and Company from 2002 to 2004.
Baron also served as a finance and accounting manager at Dominion Ventures and Dominion Capital Management from 2000 to 2002. She held supervisory roles in the consulting and business assurance divisions of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1997 to 2000. Baron earned a B.A. in Human Biology and a M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University and a M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from the Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.