Dan Benetz is TechCXO partner within the firm’s Finance Practice. He assists start-ups and fast-growth companies as an operationally-focused CFO. He primarily focuses on firms in the Technology, Manufacturing, Life Science/Biotech and AI spaces, as well as SaaS businesses in Digital Healthcare, Digital Transformation and Education Technology. Dan spends his time in both Nashville and California.
Boards, investors and senior management teams call on Dan to apply his 25+ years experience — much of it in Silicon Valley — and skills in financial analysis and business modeling, along with his extensive commercial and operational experience in order to accelerate growth.
During his distinguished career, Dan held the following positions:
CFO, Xsolis Inc., Xsolis is a Digital Healthcare SaaS company using predictive AI to eliminate waste in the healthcare ecosystem between providers and payers. Dan helped close a significant round of private equity as well as scale up financial reporting.
CFO, The Tugboat Group. Tugboat Ventures and Tugboat Institute, a CEO-membership organization focused on building Evergreen businesses (without VC or PE funding). Dan worked on investment models, capital optimization, operational KPIs and evaluation tools to help businesses benchmark performance across various scales and industries.
CFO at NuGEN Technologies. NuGEN was a provider of Genomics sample preparation solutions enabling scientists to access true biology in all samples. Dan helped NuGEN expand operations internationally to serve Pharma, Diagnostic and Academic researchers worldwide. Dan worked to secure funding for the business to scale, as well as handle a significant technology replacement cycle in the Genomics market. Dan applied business analysis and modeling, go-to-market strategies, capital efficiency, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions to help the firm’s success.
Dan’s public company experience was with Affymetrix, a mid-market Life Science business where Dan worked in Corporate and International finance and contributed in various areas, including: SEC reporting, Sarbanes Oxley, financial systems, financial planning and analysis and management reporting, as well as international business and tax. Dan began his career at Intel Finance, where he worked in various roles across corporate finance, supply chain, microprocessor pricing & competitive analysis, Intel Capital, new businesses and M&A.
Dan received his BS in Mathematics/Applied Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.