Richard Long has served as Sonim’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2010. Mr. Long has over 20 years of leadership experience in international corporate finance. Prior to Sonim, Mr. Long was VP finance at Sybase’s $200M mobile services division, having joined Sybase through its acquisition of Mobile365, a mobile messaging and mobile transactions enterprise. Mr. Long served in this role from 2005 to 2010, during which time he led the business through a significant growth phase and into sustained profitability. Before Sybase, Mr. Long held CFO and Corporate Controller roles with other technology companies – including his role as VP Corporate Controller at Informix Corporation, a $900M enterprise software company, prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2001.
Mr. Long’s career started with seven years at Ernst & Young in London and San Francisco, where he was an Audit Manager. He holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a BSc. in Mathematics from University of Bristol, UK, and is a qualified ACA with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.