What Our Denver Clients Say

Think Tank

Think Tank is a cloud based Digital Engagement system designed for leaders and business transformation teams to automate and accelerate time-to-value on mission critical enterprise technology deployments or process change initiatives.

The Challenge
Think Tank approached vcfo in need of a controller with high EQ to fit with the entrepreneurial environment.  Time was a limited factor as the company was growing exponentially and unable to conduct their search over the standard period of three months. The staffing structure also presented a unique challenge. Hiring a controller would make their team too top heavy, as they were still building their team and department.

The Solution
Under the leadership of vcfo’s managing director, Carter Freeman, our team examined Think Tank’s needs thoroughly, getting to know and understand the company’s unique culture. We also researched other Denver area businesses with potential candidates sitting in experienced roles that could fulfill the role. In the short runway for time, we found a high performing assistant controller willing to take on the responsibilities of the role with promise of promotion as the business grew. Sure enough, that assistant controller has since been promoted to senior controller at Think Tank. 

The Think Tank solution shows having the right people in the right roles is critical for being able to grow.

AndersonMasonDale Architects

"Our firm has traditionally had two people in the accounting department, but with the uncertain economy in recent years, we decided to move to a new paradigm. Now we have one full-time Bookkeeper with part-time senior-level support from vcfo. It’s been a great collaboration. vcfo has provided a level of expertise that is immensely valuable, but something we could not afford on a full-time basis. Our virtual CFO brings years of experience in diverse financial reporting challenges and gives us the support to make critical decisions with the confidence that we are well informed.

vcfo has helped us refine and strengthen key aspects of our financial function. We have streamlined payroll to free up time for our Bookkeeper to cover other needs. We are transitioning to a new software package with the confidence of having someone on our team that has helped other firms through similar efforts and we have refined our project reporting to ensure firm leadership gets just the right information they need to run the business. All this while the wheels of the operation continue to churn.

I highly recommend vcfo for CFO consulting and financial management solutions."

Andy Nielsen, Principal
AndersonMasonDale Architects

A clean-technology company in Littleton, Colorado

"vcfo has been an invaluable CFO consulting resource for our early-stage, privately held company. Initially, they were charged with developing strong financial and forecast reporting and processes, tax filings and preparing us for our initial annual financial audit with a Big 4 firm. Since 2007, vcfo has worked with us providing exemplary financial leadership across the board, particularly in the following areas:

  • Preparing monthly reporting to management, investors and bankers
  • Leading company interaction with our outside audit firm, helping bring our annual audit in on time and within budget with no adjustments
  • Leading company activities for federal and state tax filings and including management of audits performed by regulatory groups and the favorable negotiation of county property taxes
  • Working with our insurance broker to procure the necessary business insurance required for our manufacturing and early-stage company
  • Supporting multiple financings by setting up and maintaining electronic data rooms that provide for an efficient due diligence process, and working with our attorney on various legal agreements and reconciliations of capitalization tables"

ControlPath, Inc.

"Our CFO is a very strong asset to our company. He brings a unique talent to the table every time he steps in to assist our business, whether it is delivering strategic financial advice, maximizing investment opportunities or ensuring we have accurate financials with good operational explanations and related advice. He delivers on the fundamentals of managing financial operations and delivering results. We maintain a higher standard of financial health because of the involvement of our virtual CFO. He is very practical and experienced and doesn’t waste time in getting results. He is a long-term contributor to our business."

Chris M. Poelma, former CEO
ControlPath, Inc.

HiveLive

"vcfo has helped us out tremendously. From revenue models to financing decks, their work has always been done on time and done well."

John Kembel, CEO
HiveLive, Inc.

Teton Aviation Group, LLC

"Teton Aviation Group, LLC engaged vcfo in late 2011 to assist with financial analysis, establish key financial indicators for our company and provide guidance in our international expansion efforts. Early in our engagement with vcfo, our company had an unexpected opportunity to sell a large portion of our business to a strategic buyer. Since we had not been through a sales process to completion previously, having a CFO with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions on board with our company enabled us to move quickly and confidently through the transaction process. Our virtual CFO served on our strategic negotiating team and was highly visible throughout the process, participating in all face-to-face negotiations. His experience was invaluable in multiple facets of the transaction and his assistance and expertise were important in getting the transaction closed.

We heartily recommend the services of vcfo."

Glenn and Joe Hertzler
Teton Aviation Group, LLC

Treehouse Brand Stores

"I can't believe how wonderful the entire process has been working with the vcfo Controller and CFO. The three of us worked really well together. No doubt it has been a ton of work, but working with them gave me such a better perspective on so many things with the systems at THBS. Their experience, knowledge and suggestions were beyond valuable. When we started the processes, I could not imagine how in the world they would be able to grasp the complexity of our system integration and all of the trials that we've faced over the past two years. But, in no time they were both up to speed and able to make suggestions and implement strategies to get everything audit-ready."

Doni Files, Director of Finance
Treehouse Brand Stores

Scott's Liquid Gold, Inc.

"At our moment of transition and change in our senior financial leadership, the vcfo team was at our side as our CFO consulting firm. vcfo evaluated our situation and matched our needs with the right virtual CFO on their team. Our company was able to transition to new financial leadership without worry about everyday management reporting. Highly recommended by our attorneys and accountants as a premier CFO consulting firm, the vcfo team was a key component of our transition and our advancement."

Mark Goldstein, President/CEO
Scott's Liquid Gold, Inc.