Jim Benson is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Akamai. Mr. Benson oversees all finance functions for Akamai worldwide. His responsibilities include directing the company's accounting, tax, treasury, FP&A, business finance and corporate services activities. He joined Akamai in September 2009 as Senior Vice President of Finance, after holding a broad range of financial leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Company (HP).
Immediately prior to joining Akamai, Mr. Benson was the Vice President, Finance/Operations & CFO for the Americas Technology Solutions Group at HP, a $14 billion P&L entity encompassing the enterprise server, storage, software and services businesses. Before assuming this role in May 2004, he was Vice President, Finance and CFO for HP's Worldwide Customer Support Division.
Prior to joining HP in May 2002, Mr. Benson served as the Controller for the Global Services business at Compaq Computer Corporation. Before this role, he held several financial leadership positions at Compaq, including Financial Planning and Analysis Director of the Customer Services business segment. Previously, he spent over 10 years with Digital Equipment Corporation in a variety of domestic and international roles, specializing in driving and managing balanced business performance across the enterprise.
Mr. Benson earned his M.B.A. from Clark University, a B.S. in Finance from Bentley College, and is a graduate of Digital Equipment's Financial Development Program.