We partnered with the Colorado Enterprise Fund on the search for a Chief Financial Officer. The Colorado Enterprise Fund is a small business lender committed to helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
Our work resulted in the recruitment of Luke Anderson to the role.
As Chief Financial Officer and a member of the CEF Executive Team, Anderson leads the finance, accounting, treasury, compliance, data analytics, servicing, and technology functions, and advises the President & CEO on the optimization of the organization’s financial resources.
Anderson has more than 20 years of nonprofit and private sector experience as a strategic finance partner, including roles in financial planning & analysis (FP&A), treasury, technology finance, investment research, and data analytics.
He most recently held a global finance role at Amazon, where he led an FP&A function which guided the planning, reporting, and controllership of 30+ business units totaling $10+ billion in annual operating expenditures.
Prior to Amazon, Anderson spent 13 years in private and public higher education institutions, ranging from treasury management at Harvard University to the post of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget and Fiscal Planning at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He started his career in bond markets research at Piper Jaffray, an investment and asset management firm.
Anderson holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has previously held a treasury certification and several securities licenses.
Anderson earned a BA in Mathematics, Economics, and Philosophy from St. Olaf College, and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University.