At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Angel Investment space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CFO of Goodwater Capital
Benjamin Painter is the CFO at Goodwater Capital.
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About Goodwater Capital: Goodwater Capital is a venture capital firm that focuses on consumer tech startups.
Thomas J Walker
Partner, Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director of Riverstone Holdings
Mr. Walker is a Partner of Riverstone and serves as the Chief Financial Officer. He is based in New York. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Walker was a Principal at The Carlyle Group serving as the Carlyle/Riverstone Fund Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Carlyle, he held similar positions at Hampshire Equity Partners, a middle market buyout fund managing approximately $900 million of capital commitments; and Ripplewood Holdings, a private equity firm managing approximately $4 billion of capital commitments in the U.S. and Japan. Prior to joining Ripplewood, Mr. Walker was the Director of Financial Reporting and Planning at Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE: ABG), a Ripplewood portfolio company. He started his career in Arthur Andersen’s Metro New York office. Mr. Walker earned a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from Binghamton University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Riverstone Holdings: River Stone is a private investment firm founded in 2000.
Chief Financial Officer of Riverstone Holdings
Chief Financial Officer at Riverstone Holdings.
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About Riverstone Holdings: River Stone is a private investment firm founded in 2000.
CFO of K9 Ventures
Each stop on my career path has built on what came before. Whether related to a company’s financial operations or their fundraising plans, I enjoy creating organization. If I weren’t a CFO I could imagine being an architect, pairing shape and form to construct a building that’s beautiful and functional. I began my career as an Accounting Analyst at Fidelity Investments. With a solid foundational experience supporting me, I progressed to be a Controller under a well-respected CFO at Sofinnova Ventures. 5AM Ventures followed and was my entrée into being the boss. None of these experiences would have been possible, however, without the foresight to see great potential and accordingly, take risks. Joining True Ventures at its inception required a leap of faith—one that certainly paid off. Today, at K9 Ventures, I am able to work in a position that utilizes my skills and experience; is in line with my values; and offers the opportunity to work alongside great people. In my role today I combine the foundational experience gained in previous positions with my ability to spot potential in my work with early-stage Venture firms and entrepreneurs. Building their structure for optimal performance is what I do, it’s what I enjoy. He has BS degree in Accounting from Plymouth State University
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About Aduro Advisors, K9 Ventures, Nexkey, Routable: K9 Ventures is a technology-focused micro VC fund based in Palo Alto, California.
COO and CFO of Blumberg Capital
Steve Gillan is the Chief Financial Officer of Azure. He serves as a Board Observer for Open Road Integrated Media and Rooftop Media. Prior to joining Azure, Steve was Chief Financial Officer at Mercantila, an e-commerce start-up where he was responsible for finance, human resources, administration and legal functions. Previously, Steve was a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Operating Officer at Fathom Online, a search marketing services and technology company. Steve was promoted to that strategic operating role from the position of Chief Financial Officer and led the company through its acquisition by Geary Interactive, a full services digital marketing agency. Previously, Steve was Chief Financial Officer at Alibris, a leading online marketplace for independent sellers of books, music and movies, where he led the company’s IPO efforts. Prior to his roles at these start-ups, Steve held a number of international and senior level finance positions with publicly traded manufacturing companies.
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About Blumberg Capital: Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm.
Chief Financial Officer of NewSpring
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About NewSpring: NewSpring Capital is focused on leveraging operational expertise and capital to build market leading companies.
Mary Ann Sigler
Chief Financial Officer of Platinum Equity
Mary Ann Sigler joined Platinum Equity in 2004. She is currently responsible for overall accounting, tax, and financial reporting as well as managing strategic planning projects for Platinum Equity. In addition to these responsibilities, Mary Ann Sigler is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Platinum Equity, Mary Ann Sigler was Senior Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y). Ms. Sigler’s 25-year career at E&Y began in January 1980 and she made Partner in September 1987. While at E&Y, Mary Ann Sigler’s clients included: Lockheed Martin Corporation, AOL Time Warner, TRW, Northrop Grumman, Amgen Inc, Allergan Inc, Teledyne Technologies, Rustic Canyon, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She was also involved in several high profile acquisitions and dispositions for these clients. Mary Ann Sigler holds a Master’s Degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Accounting from the California State University at Fullerton.
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About Platinum Equity: Platinum Equity is a private equity investment firm that focuses on leveraged buyout investments of established companies.
CFO, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Granite Ventures
Jackie Berterretche is a co-founder of Granite Ventures and has been Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director since its formation. Jackie was Chief Financial Officer for Hambrecht & Quist’s Venture Capital department, which she joined in 1989. Prior to Hambrecht & Quist, she was an audit manager at Ernst & Young. Jackie is currently a director of several private companies. She received her B.S. in accounting from the University of San Francisco and is a certified public accountant.
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About Granite Ventures: Granite Ventures provides seed and early stage investments to the technology industry and is based in California, U.S.
Chief Financial Officer of Catalyst Investors
Ms. Xu is responsible for Catalyst’s accounting and reporting. Prior to joining Catalyst in 2012, MS. Xu served as Vice President with JP Morgan Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services where she managed a multimillion-revenue client relationship with funds’ commitments of more than $2B. Previously, she spent more than 9 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP, where she last held the position of Audit Senior Manager specializing in audits of private equity funds. A Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and the New York State Society of CPA’s, Ms. Xu received a BBA from Baruch College where she is currently working toward an MS in Taxation
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About Catalyst Investors, Catalyst Investors: Catalyst Investors makes growth equity investments in high-growth, lower middle market companies.
Chief Financial Officer of Edward Jones
Kevin Bastien is the chief financial officer for Edward Jones, responsible for the Finance division and Firm Planning. He is a member of the firm’s Management and Executive Committees. Bastien started his Edward Jones career in 1996 as a director in Finance and was named a principal in 1998. Initially, he was responsible for the firm’s tax function and partnership capital areas. He then assumed responsibility for coordinating overall finance support for International Operations. He was involved in establishing and leading the Sourcing Area, which negotiates all firm financial commitments. In 2009, his responsibilities were expanded, and he became the firm’s chief financial officer. In 2015, Bastien helped update the firm’s five-year strategic plan and assumed responsibility for Firm Planning in addition to leading the Finance division. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Bastien spent nearly nine years with Price Waterhouse. There he was a senior manager in the tax area, responsible for the overall Edward Jones relationship, as well as those with other large corporate clients. Bastien graduated from Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. He serves on the board of directors of SIU’s School of Accountancy and as a board member for Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis Inc. He is also a licensed CPA in Missouri and Illinois.
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About Edward Jones: Edward Jones is a financial services firm dedicated to serving the needs of individual investors.
CFO of Zapis Capital Group
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About Futuri Media, Zapis Capital Group: Zapis Capital Group is an investment fund for early stage technology companies, including media and software companies.
Chief Financial Officer of The Brandery
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About The Brandery, VonLehman & Company Inc., VonLehman & Company Inc.: The Brandery is nationally ranked as one of the top startup accelerators in the US.
VP Finance/CFO of Avondale Partners
Joel has served as Avondale’s CFO since the firm’s founding in 2001. Previously, he was a limited partner and controller for nine years at J.C. Bradford & Co. From 1984-1992, he served as an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche. Joel received his BS in accounting from Louisiana Tech University and his MS in finance from Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Avondale Partners, Bright Investments: Avondale Partners is an employee-owned investment banking and asset management firm nationally known for our healthcare expertise.
Stephen A. Arnall
Chief Financial Officer of Capitala Group
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About Capitala Group: Capitala Group provides capital to lower and traditional middle-market companies.