November 5, 2012 | 4-minute read (633 words)
Company invests significant resources to assist burgeoning startup market.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS), a company specializing in strategic accounting and financial consulting services, today announced it has expanded operations to include offices in Los Angeles, California, which will serve the greater LA, Santa Monica and Orange County areas. EGFS has also hired a team of senior accountants in the area, as well as Mark Wilson as a new chief financial officer for the company. In addition to building operations and staff, EGFS has lent its expertise and resources to key programs in the area, including Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and Tech Coast Angels.
“At EGFS we have a proven track record of being at the forefront of markets and industries that are experiencing rapid growth, and right now we see a flurry of activity taking place in the greater Los Angeles area,” said David Ehrenberg, CEO of EGFS. “We are excited to lend our expertise to these innovative new companies and we have made a significant investment in people and resources to be able to address both financial and operational needs as these companies navigate their growth. Our focus on strategic consulting in the areas of finance, accounting, human resources and corporate governance allow our clients to focus on what they do best - creating and selling their unique products and services.”
“With our AdRinger platform that provides real-time call data for digital advertising, we had a proven technology offering and a great go-to-market strategy,” said Sam Gilberd, CEO of Blue Surf Marketing. “Where we were lacking, however, was in the financial know-how and operational expertise needed to grow a thriving business. We are fortunate to have partnered with Early Growth, as they have been invaluable in providing experienced and strategic counsel in areas such as raising capital, tax preparation and managing rapid growth. This has allowed us to funnel our own resources where they belong - to addressing the needs of our customer base.”
EGFS’ most recent hire, Mark Wilson, joins the company as part of its CFO team and will oversee the greater Los Angeles market. He brings over 30 years experience in finance and operations, the last 20 of which have been spent at the CFO level. Most recently he has worked as CFO and COO at Guardian Global Technologies where he focused on business development, strategic sales and software application development for the SaaS model. Mark has a particular expertise in SEC reporting responsibilities, structuring financing and debt, treasury, tax compliance and corporate governance.
“David and I have spent the necessary time building a solid team of experts for the greater Los Angeles area, and in partnering with some of the most influential organizations and events for the early-stage community,” said Wilson. “The EGFS business model allows us to take advantage of the wide range of experience of our entire team of finance and accounting experts, ensuring we provide our customers with the most accurate and strategic advice for their needs.”
David Ehrenberg has given several Startup 101 presentations in the area in the past few months, and will present at the upcoming LaunchPad LA event on November 14th at 1 pm.
Early Growth Financial Services has extensive experience working with companies at all stages of development to provide services to keep internal resources focused on the business. EGFS offers a complete suite of services from high-level financial strategy to day-to-day finance, accounting and administration that can easily be outsourced without impacting business operations. Headquartered in the Bay Area, EGFS also has operations in LA, San Diego, Seattle and New York City. Customers include Formspring, Rocketspace, and OpenERP, as well as over 150 small and mid-sized businesses around the United States. For more information, visit https://earlygrowthfinancialservices.com.