Topic: Portland, OR

Subject: Job - Oppty - Portland - PE-Owned Software Company with long history and growth plans seeks CFO
Rich Dreasher
Member: 2012
Submitted on 11-18-16 4:41 pm

A great Portland, OR opportunity:


·         Software company in business for 25+ years

·         FYE 6/30/16, finished with $11MM in revenue and $3.9MM EBT (great profitability).

·         65 employees



They now need a CFO to help set up the financial controls and instill confidence in the new private equity group owner.

·         Private equity group wants to aggressively pursue bolt-on acquisitions to help achieve a $100MM gross revenue goal within 6 years.

·         Needs to be hands-on as they’re not big enough today to justify a full-time CFO AND Controller.


In the process of creating their own financial infrastructure as they were previously part of a large engineering firm who handled all the financial aspects.

·         HQ in Portland with offices in the Philippines, Australia and London so currency exchange experience would be ideal

·         Will report to the board and new owners on a regular basis.  Needs to have excellent communication skills.



·         Strong accounting background with some understanding of IFRS and the ability to consolidate financials for multiple entities

·         Experience in the software industry (understand deferred revenue accounting and have knowledge of standard software KPIs)

·         Private equity experience

·         International experience, dealing with treasury and tax issues.  Working with finance teams across geographies.

·         US State sales tax experience

·         Entrepreneurial mindset – ability to work with small teams and less developed infrastructure.


Nice to have

·         Carve out experience

·         M&A and integration experience

·         Experience with a sales-driven company

·         HR experience (this position is the primary person responsible for HR)

·         Experience with Sage 300 (formerly ACCPAC)


They haven’t finalized compensation as experience will of course come into play, but assume $150k base + bonus in the 20%-30% range plus stock options (~1% of currently outstanding shares).


Please contact Lanz who has direct contact with the Company and is vetting potential candidates


Lanz Fritz

Corporate Growth Consulting



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