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Francis Upton IV

Public Ethics Commissioner

Francis Upton IV

Public Ethics Commissioner

Francis Upton IV is a software executive with deep technical experience, particularly in data-related issues and software development productivity. He is currently a founder and the Chief Technology Officer at SnapStrat, Inc.

Previously he was VP of Architecture and Governance at Talend, a leading provider of data integration technology. Before that, he founded Oakland Software where he led the development of advanced data transformation technology which was sold to Talend. Other work has included senior engineering and management positions at various technical startups and at computer manufacturers Digital Equipment Corporation and Hewlett-Packard, where he worked on operating systems, distributed transaction systems, and was a leading contributor to an International Standard.

Mr. Upton has a long history of significant volunteer contributions to open source projects, notably with the Eclipse Foundation and the Jenkins CI System. He is also among the top 2% of contributors to Stack Overflow, the leading Q&A site for software development.

He holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Antioch University and has completed most of the course requirements towards an MS degree in Computer Science at Stanford.

Mr. Upton is a tubist and performs regularly with various ensembles throughout the Bay Area.

He was born and raised in Orange County, California, and has been an Oakland resident for over 25 years, currently living in Glenview. He is the proud father of two daughters attending OUSD schools.

City Auditor Appointee

Subcommittees: ad hoc Transparency and Public Records Subcommittee (Chair).

District 4

Email Address:

Phone Number: 510-238-3593

Term Start Date: Apr 20, 2022

Term End Date: Jan 21, 2025