CFO Boot Camp for Emerging Growth Companies
Thursday, March 14th. 7-8:30pm.
Emerging growth businesses are running fast to achieve their goals. An experienced CFO, even n an interim-basis, can create enormous value including spearheading a capital raise, being a strategic executive partner, and serving as cash flow watchdog. Additionally, an experienced CFO wears many hats ensuring that key activities from hiring to lawyers to customers to investors are all properly managed. These are just a few topics we'll cover in my CFO Boot Camp:
- What are the expectations of a quality CFO?
- When do I hire a CFO and how do I find this person?
- What is the best approach to properly capitalizing my company?
- How much equity should I give away and how do I set the valuation?
- What do I need to prepare for prospective investors?
- How do I present financial and non-financial data?
- How can I leverage the relationship with my new investors?
Instructor: Peter Trepp
Peter Trepp has over 20 years of experience as a CFO, COO and investment banker having built, financed and sold companies primarily in the technology sector. His areas of expertise include building ventures, raising capital, hiring/managing teams, and positioning companies for sale. Most recently, Peter was the founding CFO/COO of ServiceMesh, Inc., an award- winning enterprise cloud software company serving Global 1000 clients. Prior to joining ServiceMesh, he was Managing Director for Verdant Venture Partners, LLC, a Cleantech venture capital firm. Prior to that, he headed up Barrington Associates’ technology practice. Earlier in his career, Peter was a management consultant with KPMG Consulting (currently BearingPoint). He also served as President of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Association and was a member of the UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors. He earned a BA from UC Irvine and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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