Shelagh Glaser serves as Synopsys’ chief financial officer and is responsible for Finance and other business operations. She brings an outstanding track record of financial and operational experience in both the software and semiconductor industries, including scaling large businesses while continually driving profitability.
Prior to joining Synopsys, Glaser was chief financial officer/chief operating officer of Zendesk, a software-as-a-service CRM company that was acquired by a consortium led by Hellman & Friedman and Permira in 2022.
Before Zendesk, she grew her career at Intel over 29 years, most recently as corporate vice president and CFO of Intel’s two largest business units, the Data Platform and Client Computing Groups.
Glaser holds a BA in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. She serves on the board of PubMatic, a leader in digital advertising supply chain.