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Innovators and Entrepreneurs of the Twin Cities CFO Role What Founders Need to Know

1/24/2013 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Chief Financial Officer Role: What Founders Need to Know. Former CFO Polaris

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5:30 PM To 7:00 PM

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As Chief Financial Officer for companies, such as Mammoth, Inc., Polaris, Inc., and Integrated Microcircuits, Inc., Del Richter provided leadership which improved operational results and positioned the companies for consistent growth. Del brings more than twenty-five + years of business and financial management experience to the solution of critical financial and management challenges. The focus of his talk on what entrepreneurs need to know about the role of the CFO in the success of their early-stage companies.

What does the CFO role bring to an early-stage start-up and how does a CFO view the business?

Who plays the CFO role with an early stage company? What are advance and short comings of each alternative?

How to select an Accountant, CPA firm, Public Auditor or Tax Preparer

Del co-founded Richter CFO Initiatives, Inc. which provides financial management and interim CFO consulting to a wide variety of businesses with revenues ranging from $3 million to $600 million. Del is a CPA with several years’ experience with Ernst & Young.

Del’s ability to recognize major financial issues and develop effective solutions has enabled him to work with management and staff to direct strategic planning and to resolve difficult financial problems.

As an effective consultant, he has a demonstrated track record of providing common sense direction and hands on implementation that achieved desired results.

About the Meetup Group

Meet other entrepreneurs and independent product developers. Bring your questions and "group-source" the answers. Hear from specialized experts willing to share their insights. Get energized and stay motivated to pursue your goals. Relax and have a beer and interesting conversations. Participants have found clients and collaborators through this Meetup.

Software, electronics, life sciences, med tech, services, products, materials, designs--innovators of a wide variety of value propositions participate. Both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs participate. Many are starting their second or third business. A partner in McKinsey & Company (NYC) turned up one evening. We have enjoyed meeting people from China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, India, Bangladesh and other countries. Many are newcomers to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Multi-generational, our age range has been 20 to 70+. Several investors make periodic visits for those of you looking for capital.

RSVPs on the Meetup website don't include participants from our hosts personal email list and LinkedIn groups. Many regulars just show up. We don't cancel a meeting due to low RSVPs on Meetup. Our largest attendance was about 20 people, but I've enjoyed smaller groups where I get to hear more from each person.

Let the host know what kind of expert you would like to have at a future meeting and feel free to refer speakers. We look for speakers who have a message that is broader than, "buy my product or service".

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