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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brenton Keath Joins ONI as Vice President of Finance
Brenton brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned leader in global organizations, having served as a strategic finance executive and as a hands-on CFO & COO. He initiated his career at PwC, spending 4.5 years in their M&A and audit division in Australia. Subsequently, he relocated to Tokyo, where he spent 6 years with KPMG as a Senior Transactions Manager in their global strategic M&A function. His journey led him to Rakuten, where he started as GM, leading their Global M&A Integration team and eventually becoming the VP of M&A Integration, which resulted in his move to San Diego, California, where he currently resides. During his 4-year tenure at Rakuten, he oversaw M&A integrations for 15+ projects, overseeing strategic finance, due diligence, financial operations, budgeting, governance and controls, and reconciliations.
Following his time at Rakuten, he assumed the role of VP Finance & Business Transformation at Rakuten Commerce, where he was responsible for overseeing a budget of over $100 million, developing a 10-year plan, creating KPIs, and shaping the business strategy. In 2019, Brenton was personally invited by the Founder & CEO of Rakuten to join a biotech start-up focused on cancer therapeutic development as its CFO & COO, partially funded by the CEO himself. In this role, Brenton led a comprehensive overhaul and redefinition of the company’s financial strategy, budgeting, reporting, and processes. He chaired their strategic investment committee, established a company-wide OKR process, executed two M&A deals (one asset acquisition and one stock purchase), and successfully raised $276 million through a Series C-1 and Series D round.
We are thrilled to have Brenton on board, and we look forward to his valuable contributions to our team and organization.
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