Guergana joined in early 2013 as Felicis’ first full-time Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 15 years of diverse finance, tax and software experience in the VC industry, and was promoted to Partner in 2015. She oversees all financial, reporting, administrative and compliance tasks at Felicis and is also involved in other operational and fundraising aspects of the firm. Guergana started her professional career at Summit Partners’ Boston office and held various finance and accounting management roles at Venrock, Mayfield Fund and SVB Capital after that. Her humble nature, entrepreneurial spirit and drive for efficiencies also led her to form and successfully manage her own consulting business earlier in her career. For nearly four years she provided accounting and software services to a number of venture capital and private equity groups in the Bay Area.
Guergana is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA). She earned her B.S. in Economics and Industrial Business Management from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and later completed accounting programs at Bentley College and UC Berkeley (with distinction).
Guergana speaks three languages: English, Bulgarian and Russian. She plays various instruments, loves modern art, chocolate, fine dining, skiing and international travel.