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

Stephen Yarbrough, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Stephen Yarbrough, CPA

VP of Tax

IRS, PWC Alum
UT Austin

Jim Gellas, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Jim Gellas

VP of Finance

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

Britt Ballard, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Britt Ballard

VP of Technology

Texas A&M
Running programmer from Austin

Kevin Houk, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Kevin Houk

Senior Controller

Former startup Controller
Travel aficionado

Chithra Rajagopalan, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Chithra Rajagopalan

Controller & Head of San Jose Executive Operations

CPA Candidate
Deloitte & EY Alum
Lives in San Jose

Gohei Seino, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Gohei Seino

VP of Operations

USF Alum
CPA Candidate,
Running & Winter Sports Enthusiast

Lori Rosenberg, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Lori Rosenberg, CPA

Controller

Graduated From UC Santa Cruz
Loves dogs & biking

Liz Wagner, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Liz Wagner

Tax Operations Manager

USAF Veteran
PhD - University of Texas, Austin
Emoji practitioner

Tatiana Marin, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Tatiana Marin

Operations Manager

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

Alex Janeck, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Alex Janeck

Onboarding Manager

Clemson University Alum
Avid Triathlete

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