Eric Richardson In 60 Seconds...

Eric is a private company CFO with a 20+ year track record of helping entrepreneurs envision, structure, and scale sustainable business platforms. In addition to being a CPA, Eric is also a graduate of the engineering program at the University of Waterloo, as well as the MBA program at McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business. After having an original focus on energy systems management and obtaining his P.Eng. designation, Eric was ultimately attracted to the startup community, where he spent 20+ years working as a leader for startup and scale up companies. In this time, Eric has been the driver of numerous strategic and tactical projects across a wide range of industries.

Eric’s focus on working with SME’s has provided him with the opportunity to wear multiple hats and take full ownership and responsibility for the delivery of traditional back office services such as HR and IT, in addition to finance.

Working style is arguably just as important as the results achieved. From a style perspective, Eric is a patient, passionate team player with a knack for using available resources to effectively achieve sought-after objectives.

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Leader of strategic planning process and target setting based on proven EOS framework

Systems and Controls

Driver of a myriad of process improvement initiatives and enterprise system implementations

Exit Planning

Financial leader of startup/scale up phases leading to 2 successful exits

Executive Coaching

Raised financial literacy and enabled owners to achieve their vision

Raising Funds

Increased cashflow for planned growth by securing funds from multiple sources

Track Record Highlights

  • Full lifecycle financial leadership experience with a technology startup consulting company that lead to a successful exit via a M&A transaction with a US public company
  • Full lifecycle financial leadership experience with a SaaS startup company that lead to a successful exit via a M&A transaction with a private Indian company
  • Implemented strategic planning program for several companies based on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) framework
  • Lead the successful implementation of several Enterprise Systems to modernize tech stack, gain efficiencies and improve the customer experience
  • Raised millions of dollars through sub-debt/bank debt/government programs to support growth initiatives and/or lower carrying costs

Sector Experience

  • Technology: B2B SaaS for Visual Collaboration, Sales Enablement, Digital Signage
  • Professional Services: Commercial Appraisals, Software Consulting and Implementatio
  • Manufacturing: Wayfinding Signage for Senior Housing Industry
  • Construction: General Contracting and Renovations for Residential Buildings Renovations

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