Christy Lawrence Vice President of Finance

Location: Palo Alto

Christy brings more than fifteen years of diverse finance, tax and software experience in the VC industry. Prior to joining Venrock, Christy was the Controller at DCM, a Silicon Valley based international venture capital firm, where she was responsible for the day-to-day management, audit, tax and LP reporting of the firm’s investment partnerships, and was also involved with other operational and compliance aspects of the firm. Prior to DCM, her entrepreneurial spirit and drive for efficiencies led her to form and successfully manage her own consulting business, and for nearly three years she provided accounting and software services to a number of venture capital and private equity firms in the Bay Area, and acted as interim CFO for several start-ups. Christy also worked as the Controller for Fox Paine, a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout transactions. Christy began her professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the last three years of which were in the Venture Capital Audit & Advisory group in Silicon Valley.

Christy is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA). She’s a graduate of the University of Calgary (Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting).