Aaron Cornell is Chief Financial Officer at Explorys. With over 15 years of experience, Aaron specializes in management of finance, governance, and strategic human resource functions for high-growth, venture backed start-up companies. Serving as Explorys' first CFO from its launch in 2009 through late 2012, Aaron supported Explorys’ fundraising activities and led Explorys’ finance and HR activities.
In parallel with his work for Explorys, Aaron also served as CFO for YouBeauty, a website that converged the biological and psychological aspects of human beauty, style, and attraction in a consumer-facing commerce and data business. As CFO of YouBeauty, Aaron was responsible for all finance, HR, and governance functions, helping the company raise over $16M of venture backed financing (debt and equity). The company was acquired by Caivis Acquisition Corp. III in May 2014. Prior to his work with Explorys and YouBeauty, Aaron served as the CFO and Treasurer of Axentis, Inc., a developer and leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance management software. Backed by leading VC firms, CCH, Inc., a division of Wolters Kluwer, acquired Axentis in July 2009.
Aaron graduated magna cum laude from Youngstown State University with a BA in Finance and minors in Accounting, Economics, and Psychology.