C.F. is a CPA with 25+ years in the software industry at primarily start-up or venture-backed early growth stage companies whose strengths include internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and analysis, internal controls, revenue recognition, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, debt and equity financing. She is currently a Part-time CFO/Controller who assists start-up and early growth stage companies on a part-time or interim basis with finance and accounting needs, as well as, special projects. Clients have included software and SAAS-based companies in the EDA, Healthcare and E-Commerce industries. From 2012 to 2017, C.F. was the Director of Finance at CLK Design Automation, Inc., reporting directly to the CEO, until the company was acquired by Ansys in 2017. C.F. was responsible for obtaining debt financing, assisting to raise equity funding and managing due diligence, sale, and ultimate wind-down of the business. From 1998 to 2003 and 2009 to 2015, C.F. was a Part-time CFO/Controller for several software companies and was involved in the sale of DesignSource Technology, Inc. to SolidWorks in 2002. From 1998 to 2000, C.F. was Corporate Controller at Chrysalis Symbolic Design, Inc. which was acquired by Avant! Corporation in 1999. From 1991 to 1998, C.F. was the Asst. Controller at Viewlogic Systems, Inc. which was acquired by Synopsys in 1997. C.F. assisted with the company’s IPO in 1992 and was responsible for all SEC reporting. From 1987 to 1990, C.F. was an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young. C.F. is proficient in Quickbooks. She has a BS in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.