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John Bailey

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Entrepreneur, CFO Advisory, Early stage company development, All things Finance

Entrepreneur, CFO Advisory, Early stage company development, All things Finance

4 vouches

Involved In


Venture Cafe
Cambridge Innovation Center


Principal Boston Startup CFO 2016 - present
CFO LiquiGlide 2016 - present
Director of Finance GNS Healthcare 2014 - 2014
Management Consulting - Revenue Bit9 + Carbon Black 2014 - 2015
Associate Director Finance, FP&A Genzyme, a Sanofi company 2011 - 2014
CFO My Event Guru 2010 - 2014
Senior Consultant Accretive Solutions (formerly The Pentad Group)
Financial Analyst Pioneer Investments 1999 - 2000
Accountant Thomson Reuters 1998 - 1999


Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management 2014 - 2016
Queen's University 2014 - 2016
University of Maryland College Park
University of Rhode Island Accounting

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Real Estate
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Restaurants and Retail
  • • Beverages
  • • CPG
  • • On-Demand
  • • Specialty Food
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Accounting • Finance • CFO • Financial Modeling • CFO Avisory

Key Accomplishments

More than 20 years experience in Finance and accounting, from startups to Fortune 500 clients. I have worked with numerous startups in various industries from launch to IPO preparation. I take great pride in my soft skills, as being a good communicator and collaborator are key in dealing with early stage companies that can pivot or change quickly. It takes a unique talent to be able to dive into the details but also deliver on the longer term strategic agendas.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I work as a business partner and advisor. I understand the day to day operational challenges and the need for longer term planning and direction. I provide alternative solutions and collaborate, as opposed to being a bottleneck or roadblock.

As an Advisor

I love advising as many early stage companies just don't know where to begin when it comes to Finance. Simply being a resource provides a confidence to Founders and founder teams. I provide information and alternatives and point out the various risks of heading in a particular direction. I keep the mundane Finance details out of the way while keeping you informed on the important details. Enabling Founders and CEO's to focus on doing what they do best is my goal.

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George Marootian
We worked together  •  Advisor, Eucalyptus Systems Inc..
John has an excellent background in leadership, and developing high performance teams, and executing towards goals and objectives. John is ... an excellent team player, promotes strong collaboration, and always elicits input from his team without inferring "titles" or "roles". His unique background and personal style lend itself very well to advising startups and entrepreneurs in any vertical. I would highly recommend John.
Sumit Madan
Vice President, Client Services, Author Research Technology Inc.. Previously QA Manager, Lusight Research Inc.
John Bailey = Persistence + Smarts + Caring for others before self
Alexey Gerasimov
We worked together  •  Consultant, Eventerra.
John has significant Start-Up experience which coupled with his financial modeling, management, and advisory capabilities makes him a great ... addition to any early stage company.
Mark Wladkowski
They're my school  •  College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
John was an exemplary student while we were students at Cornell University. In an academic setting, John was a clear leader and mentor to h ... is classmates in all aspects of business strategy, marketing, accounting and finance. In the business world John has set himself apart with his Startup CFO venture and has vast experience working for large and small public/private ventures. I look forward to what John does next and enthusiacally recommend him as an expert leader.& trusted advisor.

Deepak Goel
Advisor/Investor, Sverve and Advisor, Khosla Impact Fund.

Pauline Duong
Principal Business Analyst, Genzyme. Previously Sr. Business Analyst, Allergan.

Sumit Madan
Vice President, Client Services, Author Research Technology Inc.. Previously QA Manager, Lusight Research Inc.

Tom Schryver
Executive Director, Center for Regional Economic Advancement, Cornell University and Entrepreneur in Residence, Cornell University.

Anthony Williams
Worked , and Oil & Energy, Oman LNG L.L.C..

Gary W. Patterson, Find your blind spot before it finds you
Content expert, Author / Speaker, Black Holes and Taboos: Dealing with Difficult and Delicate Issues | 2 INC 500; Fortune 500 re-engineering

Chris Labelle
Co-Founder, Mosaic Manufacturing Ltd.. Previously Entrepreneur, Queen's Innovation Connector. Queen's grad.

Amy Goggins
Program Manager, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. Previously Director of Program Development, MassNetComms.

Elena Mikhaylova
Blogger, SheKnows Media and CEO, Crowdfund Productions, LLC.

Sean Smirnov
Quantified Self’ Data for Health Modification, WebMD and Associate, BR Venture Fund.

Priya Rajan
Director, Early Stage Banking, Silicon Valley Bank and Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. Cornell grad.

Sivaprakash Murugamalai
Technology consulting(ERP and eCommerce implementations), IT solution architect and software application development,

Vishal Badiani
Professor, Sheridan. Queen's grad.

Altamash Syed
President, Altamash Syed Insurance Agency Ltd..

Dan Power
Founder & President, Hub Designs. Thought leader, master data management and data governance. Babson College grad.

Tiffany Emery
Relationship Manager, Alumni Relations, Stephen J. R. Smith School of Business. Queen's grad.

Daniel Lubienietzky
Director, IT Search Specialists. Previously Manager - Data Center Practice Lead, Intercast Staffing.

Alexey Gerasimov
We worked together  •  Consultant, Eventerra.
Alexey has a tremendous acumen in dealing with the IT challenges that startups face. He is an amazing team builder, excels at project manag ... ement, and has the capability to roll up his sleeves while delivering executive level expertise. He would be an ideal advisor.