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Garfield Byrd
Chief of Finance and Administration, Wikimedia Foundation
"Increase of wealth increases our desires And hew, who least possesses, least requires."

Alt. Translation: The love of money grows as the money itself grows.

Juvenal, Satires 14, v. 139
Garfield Byrd, Chief of Finance and Administration

About me

I have 24 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. I am also responsible for pre-grant and post-grant compliance, financial reviews and on site financial reviews. In addition, I manage the Wikimedia Foundation's investment of it's cash reserves.
Disclaimer: Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated.

Contact me

  • E-mail: gbyrd at