Mason has over 30 years of experience in the financial, administrative, and operational areas of a broad range of firms spanning technology, biotech, retail, and property management. He served as a CFO of Air Communications, a supplier of wireless Internet products and services. He has also held senior financial positions with Safeway Corporation, the Fairmont Hotel Group, and Sutter Hill Ventures, a Palo Alto VC firm. Mason began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick. He earned his BA and MBA from the UC Berkeley.