AEye Hires Veteran Financial Exec as VP of Finance
Andrea Haviley to Lead AEye’s Finance, Accounting and Growth Strategies as Company Scales Operations
Pleasanton, CA, December 12, 2019 – Today artificial perception pioneer AEye announced it has hired veteran financial executive Andrea Haviley as the company’s vice president of finance. Reporting to president Blair LaCorte, Haviley is responsible for driving AEye’s long-term and annual operating plans, capital financing, M&A, strategic initiatives and processes, as well as, building the finance team and implementing best practices across Finance, HR and IT to drive operational excellence as the company continues to expand and grow its business.
“We are thrilled that Andrea is bringing her deep financial expertise and acumen to AEye at this pivotal time in our growth,” said Blair LaCorte, president of AEye. “The complexity of our business is increasing as we expand our global OEM, tier 1 and automobility customer base, while moving into new markets. Andrea has a track record of excellence across corporate, operational and strategic finance roles, and she will be an asset to our maturing business.”
Haviley is a 25-year veteran in the field with a history of strong financial management. Prior to AEye, she served as director of operations finance at Veeva Systems, where she grew the team from a private company with approximately $50 million in subscription revenues to a public company with more than $1 billion in projected total revenues. Prior to Veeva, Haviley held corporate and operational finance roles at Taleo, PeopleSoft, Netscape, and Ernst & Young. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Business Accounting, received her graduate MBA from UC Davis, and Fintech Premier Certification from Harvard University.
“I am excited to join AEye, a leader and disruptor in perception systems for autonomous vehicles,” said Haviley. “AEye has a powerful mission, vision and values, with a laser focus on innovation and execution, and executive leadership with depth of experience in both product and industry. I’m delighted to come on board at this pivotal time to prepare for high growth in 2020 and beyond.”
AEye is an artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR™, a perception system that acts as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. Since its demonstration of its solid-state LiDAR scanner in 2013, AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and backed by world-renowned investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Taiwania Capital, Hella Ventures, LG Electronics, Subaru-SBI, Aisin, Intel Capital, and Airbus Ventures.