Smitty is an entrepreneurial CFO with 25 years of experience bringing high-growth Silicon Valley tech companies from founding to $100M+ in global revenue. As VP of Finance and Executive-in-Residence, he supports teams throughout both incubations and accelerations, establishing the financial viability of new ventures and executing strategic planning for future growth.
His passions include creating and executing business strategies, scaling G&A, operations, and financial systems, raising capital, and building strong relationships between founders, boards, and investors.
Early in his career, Smitty worked as a leveraged buyout / M&A banker at Citicorp Investment Bank in New York and Los Angeles. He later lived in Singapore for a time, where he managed APAC finance and operations for Synopsys.
He also previously served as CFO and VP of Finance at several public and private tech companies, including Rovi Corp (now Tivo), Mediabolic, and Cloud Engines — a cloud storage company he co-founded in 2007.
Smitty holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He also serves as Board Member, Treasurer, and Coach of Menlo-Atherton Rugby Club, a nationally ranked high school rugby program serving disadvantaged Polynesian youth with the primary goal of increasing university matriculation rates.