Chief Financial Officer
Larry Froeber is the chief financial officer at Intellectual Ventures (IV). He is responsible for managing numerous critical corporate functions including finance, tax, treasury, information technology, investor relations and fundraising. Mr. Froeber joined IV's finance leadership team as senior director of finance in 2008, and became vice president of finance in 2009. In 2015, he was appointed deputy chief financial officer. He was named the chief financial officer in 2016.
Prior to joining IV, Mr. Froeber served as the chief financial officer at one of Washington State’s largest and fastest-growing privately held mortgage banks, where he provided oversight on corporate strategy, fundraising, secondary market mortgage sales, investor relations, and finance and tax.
Previously, he was vice president and head of finance and administration for Ignition Partners, a Seattle-area venture capital firm that invests in early-stage software and information technology companies, with approximately $1 billion in capital under management. At Ignition, Mr. Froeber was responsible for the firm’s financial operations, reporting, tax, treasury, and administration services. Mr. Froeber was also instrumental in investor relations at Ignition, including fundraising for Ignition’s U.S. funds, and fundraising and organizing its first China-based fund.
Mr. Froeber began his career in public accounting, then moved to gain operating experience with roles in finance at companies in technology and telecommunications fields. For five years, he served as vice president of finance at Teledesic, a company founded to build a commercial satellite constellation for wireless broadband internet services.
Mr. Froeber earned his degree in business from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business where he remains an active university supporter. He has served as a judge for the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition, an international social enterprise competition where students from around the world present business solutions and plans to address some of the world’s biggest challenges, including poverty, health and development.
Mr. Froeber has been a licensed certified public accountant in both the state of Washington and the state of Oregon.