Gary Strickland is a seasoned financial executive focused on early-stage and venture-backed technology-related companies. Gary has significant experience in software, subscriber-based services, health IT, telecommunications, and professional services. Since joining TechCXO in 2007, Gary has been providing clients with strategic and operational financial management advisory services from capital formation to exit transactions as a part-time CFO in Boston.
After starting his career with Ernst & Young as an audit manager in the Entrepreneurial Services Group, his experiences have ranged from being the seventh employee of a start-up to taking an emerging service provider public on NASDAQ to playing a key financial role for an established NYSE technology company.
Prior to joining TechCXO, Gary was the CFO of SunGard BancWare, a $60M business unit of SunGard Data Systems, Inc., and a $4B global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education, and the public sector.
As CFO of several technology companies, Gary played an active leadership role in strategic, operational, and financial activities, raising over $150M of equity and debt financings, including taking ZipLink, a provider of wholesale Internet connectivity, public on NASDAQ in Q2 1999. Gary graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and received his CPA Certification in 1989.