Gary is a serial entrepreneur with CEO and CFO experience. Before co-founding an aerospace startup in 2017, Gary was the director of finance at a $120 million revenue SaaS company, where he was responsible for the financial management of multiple departments and supported three mergers. Gary leverages his unique blend of finance and entrepreneurial experience across early and growth-stage businesses to add value to Toptal clients.
Created the concept and led a small team of engineers to develop the first Space Foundry in Earth's orbit on the International Space Station. It will process metal by melting it down and extruding it into new metal products for use in space.
Led the team, set the vision, and responsible for non-engineering functions, including business and partnership development, public relations, government relations, presentations, and finance.
Managed the development and execution of the company’s fundraising strategy, focus on the pursuit of both public and private sources of investment.
Built multiple detailed financial models for internal projections and external fundraising efforts.
Focus areas: Presentations, Public Speaking, Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Innovation, Business Planning, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Fundraising, Business Development, CEO
Director of Finance
2013 - 2017
Oversaw the financial management for EMEA, as well as the global account management department, and led all sales forecasting for a software-as-a-service workforce management company with $120+ million revenue.
Developed and delivered comprehensive revenue reporting that provided both high-level and detailed insights into trends as well as economic and industry drivers.
Supported Beeline's M&A initiatives, including the company’s merger and subsequent integration with its second-largest competitor.
Led the selection, installation, and integration of a new financial management software solution and delivered phase 1 of a multi-stage rollout to the entire organization on-time and within the budget.
Supported the divestiture of a services division and the acquisition and integration of a competitor’s vendor management services division.
Created and evolved investment strategies at a boutique portfolio management firm with $100 million of assets under management.
Led sales and marketing functions, improved core processes and managed client and vendor relationships.
Invented, tested, marketed, and managed five financial products based on a proprietary quantitative investment strategy tailored to client demands for increased market exposure while adhering to the firm’s philosophy on systematic risk management and long-term investing.