Scale2Growth Founder and Managing Director, Solange Glaize, has over 20 years of experience in executive finance role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Accounting Office (CAO), and VP of Finance and Business Development, for global and international scale companies within both Fortune 500 and Start-up spaces in High Tech, Computer, Semi-Conductor and Life Sciences industries.
Throughout her career Solange has specialized in providing successful financial leadership and organizational development for a variety of industries. Additionally, Solange has a proven track record in fostering business creation and growth, both organically and through acquisitions, and scaling up operational and financial infrastructure globally.
Prior to founding Scale2Growth in 2017, she was the CFO of Twist Bioscience Corporation, a San Francisco based start-up, where she raised over $125M in funding, radically transformed the administrative and accounting infrastructure of the company. More specifically, Solange led the strategic planning cycles and first international acquisition for the company.
Before joining Twist Bioscience, she has served as Corporate Controller and CAO for Agilent Technologies Incorporate. Prior to that, Solange provided executive leadership as CFO for the Life Sciences Group where she oversaw the Group’s fast-pace profitable growth through new product launches, acquisitions and expansion in emerging countries. Earlier in her career, Solange held various escalating finance position both at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Europe and North America.
Through her career in both the Enterprise and Start-up space's, she has gained invaluable hands-on experience, and has demonstrated a proven ability to drive strategic planning, manage equity and debt financings, implement and improve general administrative processes and systems, and most importantly, develop organizations.
Solange effectively translates her broad and diverse experience into her work for her clients; facilitating management and operational achievements of strategic goals to support rapid growth, and improve profitability.
Solange has earned a Master’s of Science in Management, Major Entrepreneurship, from HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) School of Management in France.