Upon starting our search, we had doubts about our ability to retain a highly competent finance person within our budgetary constraints who could handle maintaining our finances while also strategizing for the future. This made a fractional CFO like Anna a great fit. After interviewing Anna, we felt very comfortable that she had the right skills and temperament for the role.
Anna is an experienced professional who has provided financial expertise and guidance to our company, while enabling us to get the right systems and processes in place to manage the daily requirements for finance and for reporting to investors. Anna has also done an excellent job of training people who are not finance professionals to handle the “everyday” work, which has greatly improved our efficiency as a company and enabled us to leverage Anna for higher-order needs.
Most importantly, Anna has become a trusted advisor for the company – especially when managing complex decisions or new frontiers that the company has no experience with. When making these decisions, you can tell Anna really cares about the company and does everything in her power to fight for its success – which is critical in an early-stage business.
I am not sure how we would have managed our finance function over the past few years without Anna, especially reporting, tax, and audit. Furthermore, Anna has had a lasting impact on several of our employees through mentorship and education. We are very grateful for her service to the company.