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What I offer

Fractional CFO for tech startups

● Build the finance function (people / systems / processes)
● Monthly reporting - FP & A - KPIs
● Strategy - Value Growth in financial and operational terms
● Fundraising - M&A (sell & buy side, transaction development & execution)

CFO - COO - CEO Interim

Act as C-Level Exec (Interim or Fractional) for SaaS or other tech startups from early stage up to Series B. On site, remotely or Hybrid in Europe & North America. I can deliver value particularly to hard business situations with a multinational component (market or operational).

NED - CEO / Founder Advisory

Non Exec Director or Advising on strategy, organisational development, finance and everything important in growing a new business. You can take advantage of a 30 year wealth of experience with large and smaller companies, across 5 sectors (SaaS-Telco-Pharma-Oil-Mining), in several countries.

Experience

Netdata - Fractional CFO

Netdata is an open-source, innovative, network monitoring tool in Silicon Valley, the 3rd most starred project in CNCF after Cubernetes and Elastic

As Fractional CFO partnered with CEO and BoD over 4 years to raise $32 million Series A from world class VCs and start monetising.

Hosthub - Fractional CFO / Advisor

- Revamped financed team systems and processes
- Advised CEO on strategy and capital allocation
- Built BPlan Model to demonstrate strategy and support equity and debt financing

Sourcebits CEO - Turnaround & Sale - 200 people App Dev agency in SF

Sourcebits was #1 App Development company wordwide. Funded by Sequoia, their apps led to over $2 billion worth of acquisitions, 1 billion+ downloads worldwide, and 20 of the top 100 apps in the Apple App Store.
I executed a turnaround and sale with virtually no cash left.

Net One - CFO then CEO - Scaling a Telco Operator

Net One was the first LLU DSL play in Greece with automated router setup.
In 6 years as CFO / CEO raised $60 million in 3 rounds and a merger, taking headcount from 30 to 350 & revenue from $3 to $35million. Then had to downsize and search for a sale as regulatory changes hit the business model.

Adadot - Advisor to CEO/Founder

Adadot is powered by the world’s most advanced technology ever applied to understanding and managing the correlation between productivity and wellbeing at work. Is Rooted in Science in the DORA(by Google) and SPACE (by Github) frameworks.
They raised £1+ million and reached #1 in Product Hunt

INFLO - Advisor & Bus Dev

INFLO is among the world's smartest audio in text-to-speech technology used by Wall Street banks and US government. Backed by AWS and teh Alexa fund.

I advised on Product Roadmap and positioning. I also helped with sales development to major investment banks and consulting firms in UK and EU.

The Live Green Co - Advisor to CEO - Business Plan Modelling

The Live Green Co is accelerating the transition to healthy and sustainable food using technology to substitute, ultra-processed additives in our food with 100% natural compounds. They received several awards & recently raised $7million in USA. I helped them with their business plan modelling.

METIS Cyberspace - Mgt Consultant to CEO

Metis Cyberspace is the world first and best SaaS High-Frequency-Data Digitisation platform for boats.

Performed an operational audit across the organisation, reviewed and rewrote the business plan, defined the prerequisites for Series B fundraising.

Lowcoder - Cofounder / CFO

Lowcoder is an OSS based startup to help anyone build and share apps.
with my co founder Falk we embarked on a journey to improve people collaboration by improving software, humanising it ( making it more interactive). Lowcoder is one of the first applications we built, more to follow.

International implementation - SAP Consolidation & ABC Costing systems

S&B had mining ops in 15 countries.As Head of Costing I put in place ABC (Activity Based Costing systems ) and designed and implemented the first SAP Consolidation system in Greece.When Imerys (a french large corp) bought S&B, they adopted the systems, as they were more sophisticated than their own

Schlumberger - Internal Audit & Projects for CFO

As the young assistant to the CFO of a 2.5 billion/12,000 people business in 120 countries I participated into audits revealing a $40 million fraud in Carakas and run a project to reduce the worldwide spending of maintenance of tool systems. Learned a lot about how a big corporation is managed

Offshore Civil Engineer-Foundation design study - world's deepest rig

Fugro is the worlds prominent offshore civil engineering consuting firm.
At the age of 26 and in my second year as an Engineer I was selected to perform the foundation study of the deepest offshore rig in the world (Ram - Powell) for Shell Oil.

Keywords

  • Strategy
  • SaaS
  • Fundraising
  • M&A
  • FP&A
  • KPIs
  • NED
  • Executive Director

My portfolio career

Roles
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Finance Director
  • Advisor
  • NED
Industries
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Telecommunications
  • Oil, Gas, and Mining
  • Pharmaceutical
Career experience

20+ years

My portfolio career

Roles
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Finance Director
  • Advisor
  • NED
Industries
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Telecommunications
  • Oil, Gas, and Mining
  • Pharmaceutical
Career experience

20+ years

Skills

  • Strategic & Financial Management
  • Organizational Design
  • Team Leadership | Development
  • Fundraising | M&A Buy & Sell sides
  • KPis - SaaS Metrics - FP & A - IFRS
  • International Global Structures Mgt
  • Startup Consulting & Scaling
  • HR - Legal - IT - Purchasing

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