Diego Marchioni, Finance Expert in San Jose, CA, United States
Diego Marchioni

Finance Expert in San Jose, CA, United States

Member since January 21, 2017
Diego has 20+ years of experience as a CFO for growth-stage organizations, helping startups raise millions. As a fractional CFO, Diego helps investors and executives grow and profitably scale their businesses, and has managed finance, HR, legal, IT, and operations. A budget-conscious executive, Diego, helps startup and growth-stage companies fundraise and establish the infrastructure and processes to scale rapidly.
Diego is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

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Industry Expertise

Other Expertise

  • CFO
  • Due Diligence
  • Equity Financing
  • Internal Control
  • Reporting
  • Term Sheet Negotiations

Employment

  • On-demand CFO

    2010 - PRESENT
    DgmConsulting LLC
    • Closed six early-stage transactions in the last 18 months including buy-side, sell-side, investments, and one exit.
    • Built extensive financial models, business plans, and investor presentations for multiple successful rounds.
    • Conducted successful due diligence processes, often with Big Four counterparts.
    • Represented foreign investors for buy-side investment transactions.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Fundraising, Startup Funding, Accounting
  • CEO

    2008 - 2010
    Kidrobot, Inc.
    • Conducted a substantial restructuring of the operations, achieving a $2-million profit after 24 months of continuous losses.
    Focus areas: Turnaround, Restructuring, Finance
  • CFO

    2006 - 2008
    Kidrobot, Inc.
    • Engineered the initial investment and subsequent acquisition of the company.
    • Tripled revenues through a strategy of collaborations with lifestyle brands such as Lacoste, Burton, Swatch, and media properties such as the Simpsons, South Park.
    • Deployed new back-end systems to manage production, accounting, and sales: ERP, POS, Accounting.
    • Selected and managed vendors and factories in China.
    • Expanded internationally with the opening of flagship stores in Europe.
    Focus areas: Operation, Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Legal, HR
  • COO

    2005 - 2008
    WildBrain, Inc.
    • Raised more than $40 million in multiple private equity placements.
    • Deployed new back-end IT systems.
    • Coordinated licensing with merchandising distributed in retailers such as Target and Walmart.
    • Negotiated and closed an output deal with a Hollywood major studio.
    • Tripled revenues through organic growth and successful acquisitions.
    Focus areas: Operations, Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising, Legal
  • Investment Director

    2001 - 2004
    Syntek Capital AG
    • Completed the entire early-stage investment cycle from deal sourcing to exit.
    • Led buy-side transactions in Europe, the US, and Israel with a primary focus on high-tech startups.
    • Executed exits by sale to international players and assisted portfolio companies in successful IPOs.
    • Served as board member and strategic adviser for portfolio companies; also served as a temp CEO to bridge management transitions.
    Focus areas: Venture Funding, Early stage investing, Technology, Media
  • Senior Associate

    1997 - 2000
    McKinsey & Company
    • Advised a corporate client on senior management strategy issues with a focus on operations, media, and technology.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Strategy, Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Theoretical Physics
    1989 - 2004
    The University of Bologna - Bologna, Italy
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in General Management
    1996 - 1997
    The University Bologna - Bologna, Italy

Certifications

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
    AUGUST 2013 - AUGUST 2018
    APMG-International

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