Meet Our Startup CFOs, CPAs and Team

Vanessa Kruze, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Vanessa Kruze, CPA

Founder & CEO

Deloitte Alum
Former Startup Controller
Lover of bad reality TV

Scott Orn, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Scott Orn

Chief Operating Officer, CFA

Kellogg MBA
Former VC Partner and Investment Banker
Espresso junkie

Bill Hollowsky, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Bill Hollowsky

VP of Accounting Services

University of Maryland
CPA. KPMG and Oracle alumnus. I've lived in three countries, 10 states and the District of Columbia.
Loves cooking, swimming, scuba diving and yoga

Jim Gellas, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Jim Gellas, CPA

VP of Finance

USC MBA (go Trojans!)
Former North American Head of Finance @ Xero, Former Corp. Controller @ NASDAQ listed company
I've climbed to the top of Mt. Olympus

Healy Jones, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Healy Jones

VP of FP&A

Dartmouth, Wharton
Atlas Venture, Summit Partners, Sunrun
Pizza lover

Alex Janeck, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Alex Janeck

Head of Onboarding & Sales Operations

Clemson University
Avid Triathlete

LaRena Gibson, Kruze Consulting Core Team

LaRena Gibson

Federal Tax Manager

Tuskegee Univesity (under) Mills College, MBA (Grad)
IRS Enrolled Agent, Deloitte Alum, Intuit Alum, Former SFSU Adjunct Instructor
Loves strong coffee

Kevin Houk, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Kevin Houk

MCP/BPO Director

Gonzaga University
Former Startup Controller
Travel aficionado

Liz Wagner, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Liz Wagner

Tax Operations Manager

PhD - University of Texas, Austin
USAF Veteran
Emoji practitioner

Randy Hall, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Randy Hall

MCP/BPO Director

Kennesaw State University
IBM Alum; Former CFO/President of Global Digital Marketing company
Loves backpacking and bicycling

Morgan Avery, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Morgan Avery

Tax Analyst

University of Memphis (MS in Tax Accounting & BBA)
EY risk advisory intern, Watkins Uiberall tax intern
Yogi and avid reader

Wilfrido Garcia, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Wilfrido Garcia

Staff Accountant

University of the Pacific
Former translator/interpreter for government body in Japan
Loves collecting trading cards

Janika Harris, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Janika Harris

Senior Onboarding Analyst

St. Francis College
Loves jetskiing

Tatiana Marin, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Tatiana Marin

Operations Manager

CCTU (EU) Foreign Languages Graduate
Non-Profit and Project Management experience
Loves short stories writing and appreciates good tea

Janice McDuff, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Janice McDuff, CPA

Controller

Tarleton State University
Director of Finance for Noth America for an international company publicly traded in Hong Kong.
A student pilot and she piloted Cessna 172's

Drew Mowrey, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Drew Mowrey

Onboarding Manager

University of Texas at Arlington
Former e-commerce entrepreneur
Loves hiking and traveling

Scott NesSmith, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Scott NesSmith, CPA

Controller

Southeast Missouri State Universitiy
Former Controller for nonprofit
Loves hiking, camping, and fishing

Christine Nguyen, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Christine Nguyen

Senior Accountant

SJSU
Loves ice cream all year round!

Paul Ravkin, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Paul Ravkin

Controller

Rockhurst Univeristy - MBA
Former Controller for VC backed Startups
Exploring places, people and experiences at every opportunity

Amir Rezaei, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Amir Rezaei, CPA

Controller

University of Florida MBA
Banking Alum, former business instructor
Roadtrip Enthusiast

Bryan Sandt, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Bryan Sandt

Onboarding Manager

James Madison University
Baker Tilly Audit
Backpacker & musician

Hamzah Shakeel, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Hamzah Shakeel

Controller

William and Jessup University MS and MBA
Square

Dustin Sherritt, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Dustin Sherritt, CPA

SUT Tax Manager

University of MN - Carlson School MBA, University of WI - River Falls B.S.
EY Alum, Public Company Controller, & Sales Tax Auditor @ MN Dept. of Revenue
Loves skiing

Casey Walters, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Casey Walters

Controller

Western Kentucky University (undergrad), Morehead State University (grad)
Small business owner and years of experience in the startup world as a Controller/CFO.
Former owner of two tattoo shops and I love ink.

Jenna Bruber, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Jenna Bruber

Controller

Rasmussen College (B.S.)
Former Controller for Manufacturing Startup
Loves camping

why you should choose 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
  • Financial statement preparation for fund raises
  • Startup financial analysis
  • Startup revenue recognition
  • Venture capital book preparation
  • Acquisition book preparation
  • Startup federal taxes
  • eCommerce state and local taxation
  • Financial modeling
  • Part-time CFO searches
  • 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.

Want to learn more about us? Follow Kruze Consulting on Twitter, and checkout the updates on Kruze Consulting's LinkedIn page. You can also see Kruze Consulting on the Inc 5000, as we are one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Finally, there are many places you can listen to interviews with our CFOs and CPAs. Listen to Kruze Consulting's COO on the Cloud Accounting Podcast, or our founder's interview with Intuit. 

Consulting, Tax and Valuation Prices

Competitively priced for high-growth companies

See our monthly pricing plans

Financial Consulting

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

Startup 409A Valuation

Seed $1,500
Seed A $2,000
Seed B $2,500
Seed C $3,000

Our Locations

Our accountants serve startups all over the US, with offices in San Francisco, Silicon Valley (San Jose), Los Angeles (Santa Monica) and New York City.

1515 7th Street #363 Santa Monica, CA 90401
75 East Santa Clara St San Jose, CA 95113
600 California St. 12th Floor San Francisco, CA, 94108
145 W. 30th Street FL 7 New York, NY 10001