American, born 1966.
James (Jim) Benson is a global finance executive with significant experience in enabling public technology companies to grow and scale their businesses worldwide.
He brings extensive financial expertise, capital markets, corporate governance and risk management experience as a prior CFO of a public company. He also has substantial experience managing strategic and operational challenges as a leader of a global company.
Jim currently serves as CFO of software intelligence company Dynatrace (NYSE: DT). Prior to Dynatrace, Jim served as Executive Vice President and CFO of cloud services and cybersecurity leader, Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) from 2012 to 2020. While at Akamai, Jim was the catalyst in building out and transforming Akamai’s accounting and finance teams from a “back-office” function and into a “value-enhancing” forward-thinking strategic business partner. He was instrumental in navigating Akamai’s growth, revenue diversification and business operations expansion into one of the world’s largest and most profitable cloud services and cybersecurity leaders with revenues of USD 3 billion and a market capitalization of USD 14 billion. Prior to joining Akamai, he spent 20 years at Hewlett Packard in a variety of senior finance leadership roles.
James also serves on the Board of Directors of Xplor Technologies, a global provider of software, payments and commerce-enabling technologies (Atlanta, Georgia) and of Grange Insurance, a Property and Liability insurance company (Columbus, Ohio). James holds an MBA from Clark University and a BS Finance from Bentley College.