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, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Bill Hollowsky, CPA

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

Will Davis, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Will Davis, CPA

Tax Director

Walsh University and Capital University Law School
He worked for publicly traded companies and private equity companies
Will is a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio, as well as a Certified Public Accountant

Blake Rutledge, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Blake Rutledge


Chartered Accountant, ANZ, University of Technology Sydney
Corporate FP&A specialist
Gardening rookie

Healy Jones, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Healy Jones

VP of FP&A

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

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

Matt Ziser, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Matt Ziser

VP of Business Operations

JD-MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and a BA from UC Berkeley
Matt touches on over 15 years of operational, strategic, and general management experience
His favorite quote: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill

Alex Janeck, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Alex Janeck

Head of Onboarding & Sales Operations

Clemson University
William Blair Investment Banking, Former Transaction Advisory Services Consultant
Avid triathlete, golfer and travel aficionado. Loves the NBA and good coffee!

Kevin Houk, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Kevin Houk

MCP/BPO Director

Gonzaga University
Former Startup Controller
Travel aficionado

Tatiana Marin, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Tatiana Marin

Operations Manager

CCTU (EU) Foreign Languages Graduate
University of Portland MS in Ops and Technology Management candidate

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

SUT/R&D Sr. Tax Accountant

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

Sr. Accountant

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

Janice McDuff, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Janice McDuff, CPA

Sr. Manager/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

Amir Rezaei, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Amir Rezaei, CPA

Sr. Manager/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

Casey Walters, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Casey Walters

Sr. Manager/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.

Bradley Kusumo, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Bradley Kusumo

Sr. Accountant

University of San Francisco
First Intern at Kruze Consulting in 2017
Loves football (soccer), born and raised in Indonesia

Red Lily Zosa, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Red Lily Zosa

Sr. Accountant

Silliman University
Former Accounting Manager for a few Philippine corporations

Steve Clippinger, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Steve Clippinger

Staff Accountant

McNeese State University-BS Regis University-MBA
Former owner of 5 Subway Sandwich Shops
Hiking, biking

Katherine Vargas, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Katherine Vargas

Sr. Accountant

Mariano Galvez University - MFA
Former Financial & Consolidation Coordinator for Central America for one of the largest telecommunications company in the region and Spain.
Dances flamenco, loves dogs

Naneva Cordell, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Naneva Cordell

SALT Sr. Tax Accountant

The University of Alabama -BS Webster University - Master
Former Operations Manager for a firm that did classified systems engineering and Accountant/Office manager for a small firm. CPA Candidate.
Hiker, camper - all around adventurer. Roll Tide.

Nyoke James, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Nyoke James


Strayer University -MS Robert Morris University - BBA
Former Controller for manufacturing, retail and service companies
4 wheeling, swimming and road trips, Adjunct Instructor

Edith Silva, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Edith Silva

Onboarding Manager

University of Texas at El Paso
Former Technical Accounting Manager at a Fintech SaaS startup
Certified Yoga Instructor and future Holistic Health Coach. Obsessed with her Pug and Frenchie

Cecilia Webb, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Cecilia Webb

Sr. Tax Accountant

University of Texas at San Antonio
Former Sr. Tax Accountant at a SaaS startup
Loves to travel

William Winsa, Kruze Consulting Core Team

William Winsa


Utah State University
Former Controller for one of Europe's largest open-pit copper mine
Avid outdoorsman, hunting, fishing, hiking

Anthony Zepeda, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Anthony Zepeda

Senior Accountant

University of Texas at Tyler
Loves running, basketball and experiencing new foods with my wife

Scott Lee, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Scott Lee


University of Phoenix - MBA
Former Controller at Republic Drilling Company.
Loves to travel the world with his wife, enjoys great food, all sports & outdoor activities

Steve Burt, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Steve Burt

Controller, CPA

University of Notre Dame graduate
Charitable interests include Alzheimers Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Veterans for Veterans.
Hobbies include skydiving, travel and Fighting Irish football.

Scot Escaravage, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Scot Escaravage

Sr. Accountant

Troy University
Loves anything Baseball (Go Mets), spending time with family, gaming with my wife, and relaxing on the beach.

Stephen Rowella, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Stephen Rowella

Onboarding Manager

West Virginia University
Former Accounting Manager for Startups
Loves stand-up comedy and college basketball

Kristin Lesh, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Kristin Lesh


Saint Leo University - MBA, Shippensburg University - BSBA
Former Controller and Franchise Owner
Happily transplanted to the Sunshine State Loves running, nature, and reading

Adriana Garcia Reyes, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Adriana Garcia Reyes

Sr. Tax Accountant (SALT)

Aurora University, MBA
Former sales & use tax, franchise tax consultant and Sr. accountant in Financial Reporting.
Loves running and reading as well as being a soccer mom.

Claudine Vantomme, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Claudine Vantomme, CPA


University of Santo Tomas
Former Controller with International Accounting Background
Personal Motto: Will Travel for Food

Alyssa Cowan, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Alyssa Cowan

Account Manager

Ohio State University
Former Controller for a Print Company
Loves camping, baseball and dogs

Alvin Yu, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Alvin Yu, CPA

Senior Accountant

University of Delaware
CPA, Former Accounting Manager of SaaS Startup
Aficionado of nerdy & quirky jokes

Sary Hijazi, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Sary Hijazi

Senior Accountant

BBA: American University of Beirut, MBA: National University of San Diego
Former Accounting Specialist Manager at a FinTech SaaS startup
Loves traveling, gaming, basketball & football (soccer)

Jenny Shoemaker, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Jenny Shoemaker

Sr. Accountant

Bachelors in Business Economics and Minor in Biology from California State University, Long Beach
10+ years in various accounting roles (A/P, A/R, GL Staff Accounting, Assistant Controller)
I love working out, spending time with my family, and eating. I love food.

Chelsea McDuff, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Chelsea McDuff

Staff Accountant

Tarleton State University
BBA in Accounting
Love: country dancing, music festivals, trying new foods and spending time with my dog & my daughter!

Fay Cai, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Fay Cai


Woods College, Boston
Former Director of Finance & Accounting for a high-tech company with four international subsidiaries.
Loves baking and enjoys afternoon tea.

Leyla Rafiimanesh, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Leyla Rafiimanesh


Carlson School of Management & St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, MBA, CIS
Former CFO and Finance Executive. Former PhD candidate in IS Security
Animal lover, Scuba Diver, Runner. Love cooking, reading, gardening and meditating

Pilsang Kang, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Pilsang Kang

Staff Accountant

University of Maryland-Baltimore County (BS-Financial Economics), Sogang University (Certificate-Accounting)
Former Accounting Manager for a Private Corporation
Loves swimming, skiing, golfing and travel

Emily Hansen, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Emily Hansen

Sr. Accountant

Texas A&M University
Former Controller for SaaS startup, former team lead for mid-sized CPA firm
Loves her family, her dogs, Aggie football, and really good Mexican food.

Beth Bassler, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Beth Bassler

Controller, CPA

University of Michigan and University of Chicago graduate.
Former VP Finance and Director, Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer for manufacturers and professional services companies.
Hobbies include a community singing group and watching US and European professional football.

Jack Wright, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Jack Wright

Staff Accountant

Graduated from UT Tyler with his bachelors and masters degree in accounting.
Spent the first two years of his career working in audit.
Got married in 2019 to his high school sweetheart and they love to spend their time watching movies with their two Great Danes.

Alex Perala, CPA, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Alex Perala, CPA

Onboarding Manager

BBA & MACC: Belmont University
Former Auditor
Classically trained pianist, loves animals & coffee

Scott Fausel, Kruze Consulting Core Team

Scott Fausel

Operations Manager

University of California, Berkeley
Former Product Manager and Director of Operations at startups.
Aspiring home chef. Loves swimming and tennis.

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
Junior Financial Modeling $175
Financial Modeling $400
Venture Debt $400
CFO $350
Tax Advisory $395

Startup 409A Valuation

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

Our Locations

Kruze is a US focused, national accounting consulting firm. Our accountants serve startups all over the US, with offices in Austin, 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
10900 Research Blvd Ste 160c-3024 Austin, TX 78759
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