vcfo Promotes Cristina Silingardi to Austin Managing Director
vcfo, a specialized consulting firm that provides access to expert-level finance, HR, technology, recruiting and operational support to optimize business performance and productivity, announced the promotion of Cristina Silingardi to Managing Director of the Austin office.
Silingardi has over 20 years of financial and operations leadership experience and seven years as a CFO consultant for vcfo. In her new role, she will be responsible for business development and operations, taking on more management responsibility in overseeing the Austin team of Consulting CFOs, Controllers and Assistant Controllers. Cristina has worked closely with many international investors setting up companies in the U.S. and with domestic companies expanding abroad through acquisitions or subsidiaries. She serves as a close partner to and contact point for shareholders, boards of directors, and other CEOs.
“Having been with vcfo for nearly 7 years, Cristina is very familiar with our business model and is well-connected within the Austin community,” says Ellen Wood, vcfo CEO. “In addition to providing quality service to our clients and building long-term relationships with our partners, she is an excellent manager to the senior team and mentor to our newer team members. We’re proud to have Cristina on our team and excited for her to take on a larger leadership role.”
“I’m thrilled to take on this new role and work more closely with the internal team while continuing to provide consulting services to our clients,” Silingardi said. “In 2016, my focus is to continue expanding our fractional CFO services and assisting many more Austin companies to grow, attract qualified investors and be better positioned for an acquisition.”
Cristina’s diverse CFO experience has enabled vcfo to serve clients in the start-up, high-growth and non-profit sectors stateside and globally. Prior to joining vcfo, Silingardi worked as an independent consultant, as well as a CFO and Treasurer for HamaTech USA, Inc., and as a Corporate Controller for STEAG AG in Essen, Germany. She is also a board member of Easter Seals of Central Texas.
Silingardi’s clients at vcfo have included HomeAway, SchooX, Phunware, Wind Energy Transmission of Texas, Iccenlux Corp, T-Solar, WasteWater Solutions, Isolux Ingenieria LLC, Macheen, US-Telehealth, and Magellan International School.
Cristina is a certified Texas CPA.
Founded in 1996, vcfo’s original core offering was fractional or part-time CFO services. The company’s solutions have long since evolved to include an integrated suite of finance, HR, technology and recruiting support, including outsourcing and consulting solutions that improve operational performance and optimize productivity. For more information, please visit www.vcfo.com.
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