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Mark Wald

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

CFO and financial modeling for startups; owner of Finance and Accounting service biz for Startups, Small Business, and Nonprofits.

CFO and financial modeling for startups; owner of Finance and Accounting service biz for Startups, Small Business, and Nonprofits.

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Involved In

Founder

ExcelConsultingLA

Advisor

Lockawre
Computer Solutions Group
ISD Cam
ShopDekor

Positions

Managing Director Supporting Strategies 2013 - present
CFO Computer Solutions Group, Inc. 2010 - 2015
Founder ExcelConsultingLA 2008 - 2015
Interim CFO Integrated Security Devices June 2012 - March 2014
Business Analyst Warner Bros. (via Principal Development Group) September 2012 - February 2014
Consultant - Business Analyst Toyota December 2009 - September 2012
Consultant - Interim CFO Kelton Research 2009 - June 2012
Director of Finance Operations Ripple September 2006 - September 2009
Sr. Financial Analyst Warner Bros. Consumer Products 2006 - 2006
Sr. Financial Analyst Sony Pictures Entertainment 2004 - 2006
Sr. Financial Analyst MGM Home Entertainment 2004 - 2004
Sr. Financial Analyst Mellon 1st Business Bank 2002 - 2004
Associate EncodeThis! 2001 - 2002

Education

University of California, Los Angeles Economics 1997 - 2001

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Hardware
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I am an innovative problem solver who values simplicity, efficiency, and collaboration between people and organizations. I leverage a Business Economics degree from UCLA and a broad range of professional experience that spans multiple industries and various sized businesses to consistently deliver fast, focused, and measurable results.

I have served as interim, outsourced CFO for a variety of startups and small businesses and have a specific love for complex financial modeling so I frequently build financial models for startups looking to raise capital as well as established businesses needing sophisticated tools to inform strategic growth initiatives.

I enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs in various capacities, both for hire and also pro bono through educational and nonprofit organizations and affiliations.

I provides Strategic Financial, Analytical, and Operations Management services to Southern California businesses on a consultancy basis. I also manages the Southern CA market for Supporting Strategies, a full service bookkeeping firm providing Bookkeeping through CFO level support to startups and growing small businesses.

Supporting Strategies offers a refreshing alternative to traditional independent bookkeepers and outsourced CFO’s—think of us as your complete outsourced Accounting Department, with Enterprise-level people, processes, and controls to meet all the accounting and operational support needs of Startups, Small Businesses, and Nonprofits.

We assign 3 dedicated resources - an Associate, a Manager, and a Client CFO - to each account so our clients benefit from working with the same highly skilled professionals month after month and there are 3 sets of eyes ensuring that all the work is always done correctly and on time. Because we hire accounting professionals with MBAs, CPAs, and 15+ years of experience working in industry for the very same businesses that our clients operate, our staff can think and work at a much higher level than a traditional bookkeeper, delivering a much better service and value to our clients.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm flexible. Most important for me is that the entrepreneur values our relationship and does their homework to execute on their deliverables between meetings.

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Jason Seldon
Founder & Chairman, P4RC. Previously Founder & CEO, Eye Interactive. Wharton grad.
Mark is a great asset for any start-up.
Brian Allman
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, RYDE There, Inc. and Partner and Board Director, Monte De Oro Winery. University of Delaware grad.
Mark is well versed in the start up world of finance, I highly recommend him and his team.
Mike Will Downey
They're my friends  •  CEO, Sound Saves and Associate, Venture Management Company. Harvard Business School grad.
Mark is a great listener and very good at networking and connecting with others.
Marty Chaskin
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and CEO, LockAware Inc.. Previously Preccelerator Participant, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.
Our experience with Mark has been fantastic. He's an advisor who really grasps what we are working on and shares our excitement, enthusiasm ... and creativity. Mark's background (and strong suite) is finance, but he also has a brilliant strategic mind. I recommend Mark without reservation!
Scott Spiro
We worked together  •  President & CEO, Computer Solutions Group, Inc.. Previously Apple, Market Source. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Mark provides an unparalleled vision into financial modeling and business acumen; he then brings this all together with his solid "real worl ... d" business experience to provide a complete business solution. We've been very pleased with his CFO and and financial services support.

Mike Will Downey
CEO, Sound Saves and Associate, Venture Management Company. Harvard Business School grad.
I've known Mike for close to a year now through http://mondayclub.com/. He's an experienced service provider, serial entrepreneur, and start ... up mentor.

Marty Chaskin
They're my mentor  •  Co-Founder and CEO, LockAware Inc.. Previously Preccelerator Participant, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP.
Marty has the right qualities to be a successful entrepreneur. He knows how to maximize value from the resources available to him, he has a ... big vision but understands how to prioritize focus, he's an effective and active communicator, and he critically assesses and then utilizes all the guidance and information thrown at him.