VP Finance, Kruze Consulting
Jim Gellas is a CFO for seed to Series B startups at Kruze Consulting, a CPA firm specialized in startup accounting and finance. Kruze Consulting provides Startup CFO Consulting to over 150+ startups in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and New York City. The firm handles all things Accounting, Finance, & HR: interim CFO Consulting, financial modeling, annual taxes, venture debt consulting, 409A reporting,bookkeeping, AR/AP, and Seed/Series A/B Fundraising Preparation.
Associate, Openview Partners
Kaitlyn is an associate at OpenView Venture Partners, where she is responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing on investment opportunities. Prior to joining OpenView, Kaitlyn worked at Amazon across multiple growth and business development roles. Most recently, she was a senior financial analyst for Amazon’s machine learning group, where she oversaw Amazon’s consumer engagement ML projects worldwide. She has also served as an advisor to early-stage technical founders through her work at the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an accelerator in Central California.
Head of Relationship Management, Silicon Valley Bank
Chris Stedman is Head of Relationship Management for SVB. In this role, he’s responsible for all of the commercial bank sales teams across the United States that serve private venture capital backed and public technology companies. These teams are responsible for building relationships with management teams, understanding the needs of their clients, and orchestrating the delivery of the entire SVB platform to help them succeed. Beforehand, Stedman was Head of Business Development for SVB, responsible for four distinct teams that built relationships and developed new business across the SVB platform; venture capital relationship management, sales origination, corporate venturing, and strategic analytics.
Director of Revenue Operations, Procurify
Julian has been helping set up and run revenue operations at tech companies for the last 25 years. He has specialized in implementing processes and systems to track and improve marketing, sales and customer service performance, aligned to sustainable spending patterns. At Procurify, he has been leading the charge to lower customer acquisition costs and maximize customer lifetime value.