RODNEY SMITH

Partner – Start-ups and Rapid Growth

"Deeply committed to working together with clients in a relentless pursuit of team success."

Rodney brings a wide range of experiences as a senior financial executive in both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He supports clients with a collegial, yet competitive, spirit and an acute focus on both company and customer success solutions.

Rodney actively listens, takes initiative, quickly grasping oft-times complex or not completely communicated challenges and demystifying them into very consumable, effective, and efficient solutions.

Rodney brings to his early-stage company clients his extensive background in the technology industry, with notable manufacturing companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Zilog, and Sun Microsystems, as well as work with software, media, and SaaS start-up firms from global locations. More recently, Rodney led a team of senior executives in changing a multi-billion dollar software firm from a perpetual licensing software company to a combination perpetual and SaaS deployment and financing firm. He also led the financial effort in that same firm’s successful identification and divestiture of its “non-core” global divisions.

Despite being a very hands-on executive while in his CFO positions in many start-up companies, Rodney has also led many large teams and diverse organizations in many large global firms. He has experience working with boards and presenting to them. Rodney also helps companies to raise capital, both debt and equity, from several venture capital firms and private placements funds.

Rodney earned his Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University and completed courses towards his Masters in Business Administration. He is also a member of Financial Executive International (FEI) and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

949-333-9712

rdsmith@cfos2go.com

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