Claire McDonough – Rivian

Claire McDonough

Public Company – Small to Medium

Claire McDonough is Rivian’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the Company’s financial activities including financial planning & analysis, accounting, treasury, tax and investor relations. She is also lead for Rivian’s facilities, corporate development, consumer financing, insurance and capital expenditure procurement. McDonough’s team leverages data and insight to inform strategic decision making and is working to create a strong financial foundation and the processes and systems needed to help Rivian scale globally. Before joining Rivian in January 2021, McDonough was a Managing Director in Investment Banking and co-head of the Disruptive Commerce Group at J.P. Morgan. Additionally, she held the titles of Executive Director and Vice President of Retail & Consumer Investment Banking prior to her Managing Director role. Prior to J.P. Morgan, she held various financial leadership roles at Fairway Market and Credit Suisse. Prior to that, McDonough spent time as a professional pastry chef in the South of France. McDonough graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Visual Art from Duke University and earned her Master of Business Administration at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.