Meet Our Startup CFOs, CPAs and Team

Vanessa Kruze, CPA

Vanessa Kruze, CPA

Founder & CEO

Deloitte alum,
Former startup Controller,
Lover of bad reality TV

Scott Orn

Scott Orn

Chief Operating Officer, CFA

Kellogg MBA,
Former VC partner and investment banker,
Espresso junkie

Stephen Yarbrough, CPA

Stephen Yarbrough, CPA

VP of Tax

IRS, PWC Alum
UT Austin

Jim Gellas

Jim Gellas

VP of Finance

USC MBA (go Trojans!),
Former North American Head of Finance @ Xero, Former Corp. Controller @ NASDAQ listed company

Britt Ballard

Britt Ballard

VP of Technology

Texas A&M
Running programmer from Austin

Kevin Houk

Kevin Houk

Senior Controller

Former startup Controller,
Travel aficionado

Chithra Rajagopalan

Chithra Rajagopalan

Controller & Head of San Jose Executive Operations

CPA Candidate,
Deloitte & EY Alum,
Lives in San Jose

Gohei Seino

Gohei Seino

VP of Operations

USF Alum,
CPA Candidate,
Running & Winter Sports Enthusiast

Lori Rosenberg, CPA

Lori Rosenberg, CPA

Controller

Graduated From UC Santa Cruz,
Loves dogs & biking

Liz Wagner

Liz Wagner

Tax Operations Manager

USAF Veteran
PhD - University of Texas, Austin,
Emoji practitioner

Tatiana Marin

Tatiana Marin

Operations Manager

CCTU (EU)
Foreign Languages Graduate
Loves short stories writing and appreciates good tea

Shannon Little

Shannon Little

Controller

LRU Grad
BofA and Lowes Companies Alum

why you should chose our startup CFO and CPA

Kruze Consulting's team works exclusively with funded startups

Our CFOs, CPAs and team are startup experts. We only work with companies that have raised seed and venture financing - so you know we'll know the in's and out's of your startup's books. Our clients have collectively raised over a billion dollars in funding! Here are some of the areas of our expertise:

  • Startup bookkeeping
  • Startup financial analysis
  • Startup revenue recognition
  • Venture capital book preparation
  • Acquisition book preparation
  • Startup federal taxes
  • eCommerce state and local taxation
  • Financial modeling
  • Startup HR

Contact us today to learn about how we work with leading startups.

what to look for in a startup cfo cpa

Look for an outsourced CFO team with experience helping startups raise capital, transition from cash burning to profitability and experience getting company's books ready for an acquisition.

Kruze Consulting's Prices

Financial Consulting

Staff Accountant $85
Senior Staff Accountant $110
Controller $140
Financial Modeling $300
Venture Debt $300
CFO $250
Tax Advisory $395

Kruze's calculator tells you how much it will cost to prepare your startup's tax return.

Save on payroll taxes immediately
We charge a fixed fee of 15% of the anticipated captured credit amount with a minimum fee of $2,000

Startup 409A Valuation

Seed $1500
Seed A $2000
Seed B $2500
Seed C $3000

Our Locations

1515 7th Street #363
Santa Monica, CA 90401
84 W Santa Clara St, Suite 380
San Jose, CA 95113
333 Kearny St. 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94108
145 W. 30th Street FL 7
New York, NY 10001