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Orfalea College of Business

Stacey White

Stacey White

Office 03-342
Phone 805-756-1452

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Adjunct Accounting & Law Faculty

Stacey White

Stacey White is an independent consultant and serves as the VP of Finance & Governance on two San Luis Obispo community non-profit boards. She is a results-oriented senior executive with 20 years of multinational technology industry experience that combines business, financial and operational management expertise with strong leadership and execution capabilities.

Stacey began her career in Silicon Valley as an auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP where her clients were a variety of software, hardware and service organizations. She left public accounting to join one of her clients, Genesys, a global contact center software company based in San Francisco. Over a span of more than 10 years, Stacey held a variety of positions including Corporate Controller, VP of Finance & Operations and Chief Financial Officer (direct responsibility for over 200 employees). During her tenure, she played a significant role in growing the company from $50 million in annual revenue to $500 million.  She played a leadership role in the company’s initial public offering and multiple acquisitions, including the sale of Genesys to telecommunication’s giant Alcatel-Lucent. Stacey is adept in successfully leading large, complex, cross-functional initiatives. For example, she led three different ERP system implementations, ensured organizational readiness to pass the Section 404 Sarbanes Oxley compliance controls and processes audit, and, in partnership with the company’s CEO, championed the creation and execution of the company’s first formal strategic plan. She led Alcatel-Lucent’s Women in Leadership program for the western region of the United States and was named the company’s Most Valuable Player in recognition of her relentless passion for continuous improvement in the area of financial operations.

Since her departure from Genesys to spend time raising her 3 sons, Stacey has built a rewarding independent consulting career engaging in executive level projects that support organizations during periods of high growth and change, including pre-IPO support and financial system implementation initiatives. She is an active and generous community leader, donating a significant amount of her time to community organizations that impact the lives of children.

Stacey and her family moved to the Central Coast from the Bay Area in 2013, and they love living the SLO life.  She looks forward to the opportunity of utilizing her experience to “pay it forward” and make a positive impact on the lives of our future Cal Poly business leaders!


San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude)


Executive Consultant (to high growth technology companys)

CFO at PSS Help

CFO at Genesys (subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent)

Vice President, Finance & Operations at Genesys (subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent)

Corporate Controller at Genesys (publicly traded on the NASDAQ)

Auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP (Silicon Valley)

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