As RingCentral’s Chief Financial Officer, Sonalee Parekh is responsible for all the company’s financial functions including financial planning, controllership, tax, treasury, and investor relations.
Parekh has more than 25 years of global capital markets and operational experience in the high growth Technology, Media, Telecommunications and Consumer Internet industries, both as an advisor and senior executive. Prior to joining RingCentral, Parekh was CFO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Communication Technology Group, and Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Corporate Development, as well as Investor Relations. Her responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, business integration and performance management.
Prior to working at HPE, Parekh held several senior leadership roles at global investment banks, including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies. There she advised private and public companies on a variety of transactions including M&A, capital structuring, joint ventures, private placement, as well as on business development and strategic growth initiatives at the board level. She is a public accounting alumna of PwC, having worked at the firm in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Parekh serves on the Board and is Chairman of the Audit Committee at Indie Semiconductor (INDI) a leader in the Auto Tech space and is also Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Perella Weinberg Forward Acquisition Corporation, which invests in female founded companies.
Parekh is a fierce diversity, equity and inclusion champion and is a frequent speaker at Women in Technology events. She attended McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) where she graduated with Great Distinction and is a Chartered Accountant.