About Cameron Poetzscher
Vice President of Corporate Development at Uber
Cameron Poetzscher is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Uber. As a leading technology business executive, he has held many distinguished positions throughout his professional career. He began as a consultant at Booz & Co, and later went on to become an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in San Francisco, Asia and New York. His areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, business development, strategic alliances, business operations and strategy.
Education and Early Career
Early in his career, Poetzscher was a consultant for Booz & Co, where he advised multinational conglomerates in the Asia-Pacific region on all aspects of financial, operational, and organizational strategy. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland, Australia, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
Cameron went on to complete his MBA at Harvard Business School, where he was awarded first and second-year honors. Following his graduation, Cameron Poetzscher remained at HBS as a Research Fellow for Professor Peter Tufano. He researched credit derivatives, options, and hedging as a supporting member of the Harvard Business School Finance faculty. During his time there, Poetzscher also worked as a teaching assistant and was involved in academic course development.
Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs
In 1996, Cameron Poetzscher‘s career path took him to Goldman Sachs. He became Managing Director of the investment bank’s Technology/Media/Telecom Group. He started in New York, moved to San Francisco, and then in 2008, managed Asia operations as Chief Operating Officer of Mergers & Acquisitions. He was instrumental in multibillion-dollar lead-managed deals while at Goldman Sachs.
Examples of his lead-managed deals include the $7.5 billion Pixar acquisition by Disney, the $7 billion Vivendi Games acquisition of Activision, and TCC’s $11.4 billion purchase of Fraser & Neave. Fraser & Neave also sold off their Asia Pacific breweries to the beer maker Heineken for$4.7 billion. Cameron Poetzscher was instrumental in brokering these and many other deals while at Goldman Sachs. He was also involved in the IPO of DreamWorks Animation worth $934 million, and the take-private of Matahari Department Stores by CVC worth $892 million.
Cameron Poetzscher and Uber
Cameron Poetzscher began working as the Vice President of Corporate Development at Uber in 2014. In this capacity, he has been involved in fundraising, strategic partnerships, M&A, and business operations. His creative approach to problem solving and strong finance leadership and execution have enabled him to bring a unique skill set to Uber.
Poetzscher resides in San Francisco, California with his wife Varsha Rao and their children.