As Chief Financial Officer, Edward Liebst shares day-to-day management responsibility for the Foundation with Chief Operating Officer Janet Y. Spears.
These responsibilities include financial strategy, investments, accounting, and budgeting as well as management of the Foundation’s headquarters building and conference center.
He has more than 20 years of finance and operations experience.
Prior to coming to the Foundation in 2009, he was an independent consultant and before that served as Chief Financial Officer at the Tides Center in San Francisco. Before that he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Altrio Communications in Los Angeles, was a co-Founder and Partner at Media Connections Group in San Francisco, and Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer at Intermedia Partners in San Francisco.
He also served as a Vice President in the Investment Banking Group and in the Media/Entertainment Group at Bank of America. He holds a B.A. in Economics from St. Norbert College and M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University.