Over $1 Billion in deals done - 8 startups, 3 IPOs, many M&As. I help startups raise money, build the business and the team, and position for financial exit event.
Over $1 Billion of deals done, 8 startups, 3 IPOs, many M&A deals. Over 23 years of experience working with startups helping them raise financing, build the business and position for a successful exit.
I got to know JD during the course of Enterprise's investment in vMix, over about a year (including 2 financing rounds). JD is more of a COO/CEO than pure CFO -- at vMix he went out of his way to pick up a lot of functions, such as sales tracking, that otherwise might have slipped given the lean nature of the start-up. Overall, he coupled a powerful operational approach with a strong grasp of the organization's strategy and vision. I'd be delighted to work with him again.
I have enjoyed working with J.D. at VMIX Media. He contributed significantly to helping my Co-Founder and I raise venture capital funding and build the company from 5 employees to an operating company with Fortune 500 clients. J.D. is more than a typical CFO- he really adds value in dealing with customers on pricing and contract negotiations, and created much of the operational infrastructure at VMIX as well. I would welcome the opportunity to work with J.D. again.
J.D. is self-motivated and possesses high financial acumen. His focus and leadership tactics are superb.
I have worked with J.D. as his outside counsel for VMix. J.D. has a unique blend of talents as a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He not only can handle all of the financial issues that a fast growing company faces (preparing financial statements and projections and obtaining, strucuturing and negotiating financing) but also has a deep understanding of technology, customer needs, sales, marketing and operations. J.D. also does an excellent job of handling the legal matters internally for the company, including customer and vendor agreements, corporate compliance and stock option plan administration. It is unusual to find an executive who can have valuable input in all of the key areas facing a growing company, and J.D. is one of those individuals.
JD will forever be my "Go To Guy" for anything related to Startup finance, VC fund raising as well as cutting edge business processes. I have worked with over 600 companies in my career and JD's rank in the Top 1%.
As a business partner to VMIX Media, I had the pleasure of working closely with J.D. and it was evident from my first meeting with him that he had a precise understanding of the needs of the organization and, as a service provider; I paid particular attention to his ability to deliver specific yet reasonable expectations. J.D. was always responsive, candid and clear when providing feedback on our firm's delivery and he was gracious enough to reward performance with the opportunity to continue earning his business. I have remained in touch with J.D. and, while I understand he maintains a hectic work schedule, he has always been kind enough to respond with updates on the status of his respective organizations and I look forward to the next opportunity that arises for us to work together.