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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)
  • Cholestech
  • db4objects, Inc.
  • Encirq
  • Omniva Policy Systems (formerly Disappearing, Inc.)
  • HealthCentral
  • 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)
  • Synaptics
  • 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.



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