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CFO Weekly Podcast Interviews Velodyne Lidar’s Drew Hamer
Oct 20, 2021 | By Velodyne Lidar
Drew Hamer, CFO Velodyne Lidar

Drew Hamer joined the CFO Weekly podcast to discuss how a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) works and why they are here to stay. Drew is our CFO, where he works with the leadership team on financial strategy and leads the finance organization with forecasting, budgeting, and accounting.

The conversation started with a review of Drew’s esteemed finance career. He has over 25 years of financial leadership experience at public and pre-public technology companies. Drew discussed his experience at Sybase, Excite@Home and more.

The podcast also reviewed how Velodyne concluded a business combination with Graf Industrial Corp., a publicly listed SPAC back in September 2020. With this move, Velodyne, the first public pure-play lidar company, began trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol VLDR.

Other podcast topics includedDrew discussing technology needed to be ready for the future and where to start when centralizing processes.

About Velodyne Lidar

Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne, a global leader in lidar, is known for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including robotics, industrial, intelligent infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all.

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