Leah has led the finance function for leading start-up and mid-market technology brands in New York City and Boston for over 20 years. She thrives in fast-paced environments and specializes in building scalable, integrated finance foundations to help businesses position themselves and maximize their value prior to an exit. She is hands-on, dedicated, and leads by example, inspiring teamwork, communication, and a learning culture.
Throughout her career she has been driven by a singular focus of partnering with CEOs and the executive team to establish and achieve corporate goals. Accomplishments include securing over $200M in debt and equity financing in addition to $50M in asset sales to right-size organizations and fund growth, developing financial models, budgets, and cash flow forecasts for complex, matrix organizations, accelerating cash collections more than 30% on average, and implementing best of breed systems to automate and accelerate the order-to-cash process.
Before joining Outside CFO, Leah was principal at Independent CFO, consulting to digital media businesses in NYC where she helped clients with capital raises, selling international subsidiaries, creating spin-offs, developing budgets and cash flow forecasts, and cleaning up balance sheets. Prior to Independent CFO, Leah was CFO of Pulsepoint Inc., a mid-market ad tech firm, where she was instrumental in turning around the business following a complex merger, leading to significant revenue growth, profitability, and free cash flow. Earlier in her career at Symphony Marketing Solutions she brought rigor and discipline to the finance function by re-engineering the financial operations, contributing to the successful sale of the company. At TheStreet.com, she was instrumental in creating and leading the financial and accounting operations, enabling a successful IPO.
Leah holds an MBA from the FW Olin Graduate School at Babson College and a BA in Management and Finance from Simmons College in Boston. She currently resides in Connecticut with her family and when she’s not keeping up with new revenue recognition guidelines or reading non-fiction, she can be found making the most of outdoor activities from running to biking, hiking, tennis, swimming, snowshoeing, and traveling.