James Beck

Chief Operating Officer

“I once helped build one of the world’s largest optical telescopes in Hawaii, and love to spend my spare time racing motorcycles and tinkering on race cars….I thoroughly enjoy working on high-performance machines – which actually describes my day job here at Mayfield pretty well: keeping this high-performance firm operating at peak efficiency and effectiveness.”


  • Operations
  • Accounting
  • Tax


  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Financial management


  • Mayfield, 1998 to present
  • Arthur Andersen
  • TIW Systems

Professional credentials & affiliations:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • National Venture Capital Association/CFO Taskforce
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board Small Business Advisory Committee
  • Board of Trustees, Treasurer, and Secretary; Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology


  • UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Executive Program
  • University of the Pacific, BS, Business Administration and Accounting
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