Michigan Fractional CFO Services That Take Chaos to Clarity
A little bit about what SaaS Gurus does as a Michigan Fractional CFO. We take what we call the Finance and Stakeholder Ecosystem, and make it less chaotic.
This Finance and Stakeholder Ecosystem includes pretty much everything in your back office plus many key parts that feed into it. Without the help of a CFO, this Finance and Stakeholder Ecosystem usually ends up being quite chaotic and we bring that ecosystem to clarity for SaaS businesses in Michigan and throughout the U.S.
Finance and Stakeholder Ecosystem
A disorganized Finance and Stakeholder Ecosystem really gets in the way of scaling your business, effective management and execution by the leadership team. It causes frustration for boards and for investors when these financial components are not in order.
We like to use the analogy of an asteroid. We’ve all heard about the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, and today we have a system that detects those things out in space so that we can get some advanced warning before they get there.
When it comes to your finances, would you like to find that asteroid when it’s out at the orbit of Pluto? Or would you want to know when it’s at the orbit of the moon, so you can make some changes to your business ahead of time? We believe that early detection, early change, especially for early stage companies can have a huge payoff for your business in avoided costs and frustration.
About Michigan Fractional CFO, Anthony Nitsos
With a background in medical training, Anthony’s professional life is shaped by a disciplined rigorous and scientific approach. He believes treating the symptoms and not root causes is just as big amiss in commerce as it is in medicine.
After Anthony’s medical school adventure, he started as a material and logistics expert and as an ERP implementer. He became a Six Sigma Black Belt controller at a Japanese manufacturing company and that was where he executed his first 10x scaling. He took the company from 5 million to 50 million in the course of three years and automating to the point that he kept the back office staff to only three people, including himself. Anybody that’s ever been in a company that’s growing that fast knows what an amazing accomplishment that is.
His next major step was to move into finance. He took a senior position over at Duo Security and did another 10x scaling from 13 to 130 million there leading up to Duo’s $2 billion exit that got acquired by Cisco at $2 billion.
And then he did it one more time at Llamasoft, leading up to a $1.5 billion exit to Coupa.
Since then, Anthony’s subsequently founded SaaS-Gurus, which architects and implements, educates and supports early stage companies on how to most efficiently scale their entire finance and stakeholder ecosystem to enable rapid growth, minimize risk and save money.