Drew Hamer is Chief Financial Officer of the global leader in the lidar industry, Velodyne Lidar. He works with the leadership team on financial strategy, investor relations, treasury, and heads the finance organization with forecasting, budgeting, and accounting. As a seasoned finance executive with over 25 years of financial leadership experience at public and pre-public technology companies he played a central role in Velodyne’s raising $70M from strategic investors, leading the company through the Covid-19 economic downturn with a combination of loans and asset sales, and guided the company through an SPAC merger that raised $419M which fully capitalized its balance sheet. The company is now positioned to achieve great financial success.
Prior to Velodyne Lidar, Drew worked at companies like ON24 (NASDAQ:ONTF), Keynote Systems, KnowNow, Intraspect Software, Excite@Home and Sybase.
Drew is also a board member of Lightjump Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:LJAQ).
Drew holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Binghamton University and a Master of Accounting degree from Florida International University. He is also a member of Financial Executives International, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.