Michael Taylor

Vice President, Finance
Tesla Motors
Mr. Michael Taylor, Mike has been the Vice President of Finance at Tesla Motors, Inc. since September 2007. Mr. Taylor also served as Vice President of Finance for network management software pioneer Micromuse, where he coordinated the IPO and several financing rounds and managed all financial planning and investor relations activities. Mr. Taylor served as the Chief Financial Officer for Benchmark Capital and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Tropos Networks. Mr. Taylor has 17 years of financial expertise. Mr. Taylor began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he helped clients worldwide raise over $2 billion in structured debt financing. He worked for McKinsey and Company and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he helped several companies through IPOs and acquisitions. In 1994, Mr. Taylor caught the technology bug and has since helped game-changing companies raise more than $250 million in public and private financings. Mr. Taylor serves on the board for the Center for the Early Intervention on Deafness. Mr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Taylor earned JD/MBA from Stanford University.