- Co-founded a venture-backed start-up company focused on launching and acquiring local media properties in mid-sized cities.
- Conceived and wrote the business plan for an innovative multi-location media company using a technology-centered operating model to improve productivity and lower costs.
- Raised $5 million in seed and venture capital from institutional investors and private family offices in several rounds.
- Launched two media properties utilizing both printed and online editions.
- Hired, developed and oversaw a staff of 60 employees/contractors across all locations.
- Responsible for all company financial, legal and expansion operations, including FP&A, budget, tax, capital funding, planning and contract negotiations.
Focus areas: Seed Fundraising, Venture Capital, Culture Development, Mentorship & Coaching, Controllership, Recruiting, Financial Reporting, Board Presentations, Board of Directors, Fundraising, Market Entry, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Software Development Management, Team Management, Team Leadership, Modeling, Business Planning, Capital Raising, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Startups, Early-stage Startups, Revenue & Expense Projections, Business Models, Early-stage Venture Capital, Early-stage Funding, Valuation Modeling, Waterfall Modeling, Excel 365, Board Reporting, Leadership, Company Strategy, Three-statement Modeling, Valuation, Business Plan Consulting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financing, Industry Analysis, Models, Forecasting, High-tech Startups, United States, CFO, Team Mentoring, Team Development, Contract Negotiation, Deal Structuring, Growth Capital Raising, Venture Funding, Debt Raises, Budgeting, Senior Executive Recruiting, General Management, New Product Development, Business Strategy, Operations Strategy, Team Building, Debt Financing, Pricing Strategy, Deal Advisory, M&A Modeling, 409A Valuation, Financial System Implementation, Equity Financing, Venture Debt, Cost of Debt, Convertible Debt, Mentorship, Process Automation, Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC), LTV:CAC, Unit-level Economics, Unit Economics, Reporting, GAAP Compliance, US GAAP, GAAP, LTV, Financials, Capital Planning, Free Cash Flow (FCF), P&L Forecasting, Cash Flow Forecasting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), FPA, DCF Valuation, Capital Budgeting, Annual Budgets, Budget Modeling, Fundraising Strategy, Pitch Deck Consultant, Accounting, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), Cash Flow, Pricing