Anne Brennan is the Chief Financial Officer at Sentient. An established senior finance leader, Anne is skilled at partnering with executive suites in global organizations to influence strategy, win business, arrange financing, and control the operations of public and VC-backed start-ups within fast growth environments. She brings considerable expertise in fundraising and mergers and acquisitions to the company.
Most recently, Ms. Brennan acted as CFO of Emotient, a leading cloud-based artificial intelligence start-up. There, she led the financial aspects of their fundraising process, which then converted into a successful M&A process and acquisition by Apple. Anne’s prior career highlights include serving as Chief Financial Officer of Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN), where she was responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting helping to transform the company into an IPO-ready organization. Additionally, Anne served as CFO at Openwave Systems/Unwired Planet (NASDAQ:UPIP), a $250M global SaaS/software services innovator delivering context-aware mobile solutions. Ms. Brennan began her career at Racal Electronics, a global professional electronics company with operations in telecommunications (Vodafone), security and defense, where she served in a number of financial roles.
Ms. Brennan is a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds a degree in Accountancy from Glasgow Caledonian University.