Michelle Esau is Vice President of Finance and Controller at Velodyne Lidar. She leads the accounting team to implement a set of controls to mitigate risk, enhance accurate financial statements, maintain an adequate accounting records system, and deliver high-quality financial reporting.
Michelle has over 15 years of financial leadership experience at both public and start-up high-tech companies. Before joining Velodyne, Michelle was a business unit controller at a division of Syngenta Group. Prior to Syngenta, Michelle held various roles in the finance and accounting field in medical device and semiconductor companies such as Novellus Systems, which merged with Lam research in 2012.
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, concentration accounting from San Jose State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in California. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys hiking with her husband and their two daughters.