Chief Financial Officer
Karen Dykstra became Chief Financial Officer in June 2023, bringing substantial financial expertise that includes extensive knowledge of the complex financial and operational issues facing large companies, as well as a deep understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting rules and regulations. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of VMware since March 2016 and was previously the Chair of both the Audit Committee and the Nominating, Governance and Related Persons Transactions Committee of the VMware Board.
Additionally, Dykstra formerly made a transition from service on a board of directors to CFO while at AOL, Inc., where she served on the AOL board of directors, including as the chair of its Audit Committee and then as CFO of AOL. Before AOL, Dykstra was a partner of Plainfield Asset Management LLC ("Plainfield"), an asset management company, and she served as CFO and chief operating officer of Plainfield Direct LLC, Plainfield’s business development company. She previously spent over 25 years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (or ADP), a provider of human capital management solutions to employers, from 1981 through 2006, the last three years of which she served as CFO.