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Garfield Byrd

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Garfield Byrd
Garfield Byrd, Chief of Finance and Administration
Garfield Byrd
Chief of Finance and Administration, Wikimedia Foundation
A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end. Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), "Absurd Creation" (Tr. Justin O'Brien, Vantage International, 1991, ISBN 0-679-73373-6, p. 103)

About me

I have 22 years accounting and finance experience in both the not for profit and for profit sectors, including 12 years as Chief Financial Officer of the New Teacher Center, the Community Foundation Silicon Valley and the Pacific School of Religion. I joined the Wikimedia Foundation in August of 2011.

My work

As Chief of Finance and Administration I am responsible for the financial, administrative and office information technology operations of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: gbyrd@wikimedia.org