In addition to a small business tax and consulting practice, I have served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer for closely held and venture backed companies since 1986. Prior to starting my own practice, I was employed by Arthur Young & Company (predecessor to Ernst & Young) from 1976 (as a graduate intern) through 1985. I was a founding member of the firm's Entrepreneurial Services Group whose mission was to identify and serve the next wave of rapidly growing companies.
Prior to joining Arthur Young & Company, I helped to found three distinct enterprises: a non-profit experiential education institute, a 225 acre avocado/kiwi/Hereford cattle farm, and a mobile auto body frame shop.
I generally work with start-up companies from inception through mezzanine financing. Following are some of the many companies in which I have served as interim Chief Financial Officer:
- Advent Software
- Ascend Communications (merged with Lucent, 1999)
- Atomic Vision (pre-IPO merger with Red Hat, 1999)
- db4objects, Inc.
- Omniva Policy Systems (formerly Disappearing, Inc.)
- Industrial Origami
- Devicescape Software, Inc. (formerly Instant802 Networks, Inc.)
- Recipio (merged with Informative, 2002)
- Silicon Spice (merged with Broadcom, 2000)
- SKOLAR (Stanford's first branded spin-out, merged with Wolters Kluwer)
- Treasury Services Corporation (merged with Oracle, 1997)
- White Pajama
I have an MBA and am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Private Companies Practices Section.