As an experienced CFO in high-growth environments, Blaine has closed more than $150 million in capital financing and more than ten separate business acquisitions. He has an extensive background in capital transactions, financial models and decks, and the negotiation and closing of strategic business transactions. Blaine is excited to join Toptal and bring his hands-on, real-world expertise to clients looking to grow their businesses.
Founded the company and bootstrapped growth from $0 in revenue to $4 million in three years.
Sourced $1 million in capital necessary to grow the company to self-sufficiency.
Identified, interviewed, and hired all employees; negotiated terms with vendors and freelancers; identified suitable warehouse location; and secured and negotiated leases with landlords.
Managed all day-to-day aspects of the company, including operations, purchasing, expense control, marketing, strategic planning, and human resources.
Designed and integrated all internal controls, purchasing, and marketing processes. Developed and implemented accounting systems, financial administration systems, and external financial reporting requirements. Developed cash flow and financial forecasting systems and identified and monitored key performance indicators.
Founded and developed a $300 million commercial paper program.
Managed a $440 million revolving term credit facility with a syndicate of none banks. This facility provided the credit capacity to allow the company to quadruple in size within five years to over $2 billion in revenues.
Managed the company's portfolio of interest rate and foreign currency swaps.
Developed an internal financial and performance reporting system for the board of directors.