As we look to the future, we are thrilled to announce that Catherine Buan has joined Lyft’s finance leadership team as Vice President of Investor Relations. Catherine is a world-class executive who shaped the investment narrative for some of the most iconic leaders in tech.
Catherine is a 20-year veteran in the tech industry and has worked on three notable IPO processes. Most recently, she was Okta Inc.’s Vice President of Investor Relations and led investor relations at AppDynamics and Ariba. She also led investor relations at Oracle for seven years and was a founding member of the Oracle Venture Fund. Under her IR leadership, Oracle won several awards, including Best Investor Relations by the Association of Investment Management and Research for several consecutive years, among many other best in class awards for financial communications.
Catherine has also put her professional skills toward long-term economic development initiatives in the Philippines. She was the president of the Philippine Development Foundation, where she continues to be on the board. During her tenure, “PhilDev” became one of the largest independent foundations serving South East Asia, raising a program budget of well over $350 million.
“Catherine has been a force behind some of tech’s highest profile IPOs and has helped lead IR at these dynamic companies for several years of successful growth,” said Brian Roberts, Lyft’s Chief Financial Officer. “Her expertise will be invaluable at Lyft, and I’m thrilled that we’re building such a talented and experienced team.”
Join us in welcoming Catherine to Lyft!