As CFO and a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, Muhammad Shahzad is responsible for overall company strategy, financial planning and analysis, capital allocation and fundraising, treasury, tax, accounting, and driving the growth of a successful and rapidly scaling business. He also oversees IT, Security, and People Teams.
Shahzad brings more than 15 years of finance and capital markets experience, an extensive background in financial planning, operations, management, and strategy, as well as a deep knowledge of the technology industry. He most recently served as CFO of The Honest Company, where he partnered with the CEO and founder on strategy and day-to-day operations, led nearly $500mm of financing rounds across a broad spectrum of investors, and scaled the business profitably.
Prior to The Honest Company, Shahzad was a Vice President in the Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he covered a broad array of clients, advised on over $30 billion in financing and M&A transactions, and served as West Coast business unit manager, including responsibilities for West Coast investment banking recruiting. Previously, Shahzad founded his own startup and started his career at Accenture and Deutsche Bank. Shahzad serves as a board member for Gores Technology Partners and is involved in various nonprofit boards, including on the National Board of Trustees at March of Dimes and as Chair of the Board at Developments in Literacy, among others. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BSc in Economics cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated at age eighteen.