BitTorrent, the P2P sharing technology has hired their first CFO. Mitchell Edwards, who previously worked as a lawyer at Brobeck, Phleger, & Harrison was also hired as BitTorrent’s general counsel. Edward’s most recently employment was CFO and general counsel at Groxis Inc., creators of the Grokker Desktop Software.
Edwards received his J.D. from Stanford and worked in the White House and the Supreme Court. BitTorrent was founded by Ashwin Navin and Bram Cohen. Other BitTorrent Board members include Ping Li of Accel Partners, Brad Templeton of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and David Chao of DCM.
Below is Mitch’s full from the BitTorrent Management Team page:
Mitchell Edwards is the CFO and GC of BitTorrent, Inc. Mitchell has over 20 years of high-tech executive management, finance, legal and transactional experience. Prior to joining BitTorrent, he has served as a senior executive and board member of numerous emerging growth high-tech companies, a private equity fund, and was a partner of a major international law firm. His experience includes serving as CFO and GC of Groxis, Inc., VFC Technologies, Ikano Communications, and Digital Courier Technologies. Mitchell was also a Partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in LA and SF where he specialized in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions for high-tech companies, and structured, negotiated and oversaw dozens of initial public offerings and venture capital financings. Other experience includes positions at Shearman & Sterling, at the White House and at the United States Supreme Court. Mitchell earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a B.A./M.A. from Oxford University and a B.A. from Brigham Young University in Economics.