Chief Financial Officer
SVB Financial Group
Michael Descheneaux is the chief financial officer of SVB Financial Group,responsible for all finance and accounting functions for the company..
Descheneaux joined SVB Financial Group in 2006. He has extensive accounting and finance, corporate governance and international business experience, which he developed as an auditor and consultant in the financial services and telecommunications sectors.
Prior to joining SVB, Descheneaux was a managing director with Navigant Consulting and head of Arthur Andersen’s Financial Services Practice for the Central and Eastern Europe Region, advising large, public
and multi-national clients. He was lead audit partner with Andersen’s Telecommunications and High Tech Practice in that region, and technical expert partner on U.S. GAAP and GAAS matters. During his time at Andersen, which also included assignments in the firm’s U.S. offices, Descheneaux advised clients on a wide range of accounting and finance related issues, including audits of financial statements, SEC filings, restatements, purchase and due diligence investigations, arbitration and litigation support, internal controls, and off-shore investment structures. Descheneaux has provided extensive acquisition advisory services to large banking clients and has served as an expert and consultant in international arbitration disputes related to banking and investing.
Descheneaux holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a member of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.