Viraj Parikh is a technology CFO and strategic consultant with over 20 years of multidisciplinary experience as a finance leader, investment manager and analyst, public accountant, and board director. He is the Managing Partner of TechCXO’s Central and West Coast practices, including Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Nashville, Denver, LA, and the Bay Area. Viraj partners with CEOs, boards, and institutional investors, and engages as an interim/fractional CFO at predominantly SaaS-oriented companies. Areas of emphasis include strategy, capital raising, KPI/growth metrics, gross margin expansion, pricing, and cash flow strategies, churn and customer segmentation analysis, accounting, and financial operations.
Prior to TechCXO, Viraj founded Vailwood Capital & Advisory to provide CFO-level strategic and tactical services. His focus at Vailwood was on the consumer SaaS space, primarily helping a San Francisco-based company grow its revenues by 5x (to nearly $20 million ARR) over 18 months. Prior to Vailwood, Viraj accumulated a rich set of CFO/finance leadership experiences in education finance, real estate, and technology. He also worked for 15 years as a Wall Street investment manager and analyst, where he worked as a portfolio manager as well as an equity & credit analyst, learning the art of valuation and risk through in-depth analysis of over 100 companies across a wide variety of industries. Viraj began his professional career in accounting and consulting at Arthur Andersen.
Viraj received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and B.A. in Political Economics from U.C. Berkeley. He also trained at the Nashville Software School and the Dale Carnegie Training Center on Effective Communication & Human Relations.
Testimonials from Viraj’s Clients
Viraj stepped in as our Interim CFO during a time of transition at TimelyCare. Viraj has done a great job working with our finance leadership, executive team and board to ensure we continued to make progress as a growth stage company; including big initiatives such as audit and complete rebuild of our financial model. Viraj is proactive, ensuring the next best step is taken and that key stakeholders are consulted and/or up-to-date on key initiatives. He is a great interim CFO partner that I’d gladly recommend and choose to work with again.
– Luke Hejl, CEO & Founder at TimelyCare
Bringing Viraj onboard was one of the best things we have done this year. He is the first CFO we have worked with, so I wasn’t sure what the working relationship and value add would be. In a short period of time, Viraj and his team have generated momentum in our finance department by helping us fundraise, operationalize month end financial processes, implement Carta, and revamp our financial model. But beyond all that, Viraj has become an invaluable advisor who I lean on for strategic and operational advice. I trust Viraj, because I know that he always has the company’s best interests at heart. Viraj is more than a CFO – he’s an advocate, advisor, change agent and a great guy to work with!
– William Boeglin, Co-Founder & CEO at TimeDoc, Inc
Viraj is the kind of CFO you want on your team. His insights go far beyond finance and have been vital to many strategic decisions Soundstripe has made over the last two years. He’s not afraid to fight for the company and, when necessary, challenge the team for the overall health and wellness of the organization. I’m incredibly grateful for our professional and personal relationship with Viraj.
– Micah Sannan, Founder & Co-CEO, Soundstripe
Viraj has been vital to our organization as we have grown from a small bootstrapped startup to a venture-backed, global operation. He has helped us gain a deeper understanding of our business inside and out, keeping our eyes on the metrics and strategies that matter, as well as introducing us to his business network, which has helped Soundstripe gain several important business partners.
– Travis Terrell, Founder & Co-CEO, Soundstripe
I had the pleasure of working with Viraj for 17 months as he stepped into the role of CFO for Thistle during a period of rapid growth. His work was critical in providing the company with a solid foundation in all areas of financial reporting – which allowed the business to understand and act upon improving its core financial metrics significantly while scaling revenues by 4x and headcount by 2x. He was able to do all this while working remotely during this entire period. Viraj is an exceptional leader and his mantra is to serve his team, to create growth opportunities for the people in his organization, and to empower others to confidently make key decisions to drive success. His compassion and dedication are unmatched. Finally, I have experienced Viraj’s constant commitment to continued self-improvement and growth first hand. He learned an extraordinary amount about our industry in a short period of time. I’m confident he would be an asset to any team that he joins.
– Ashwin Cheriyan, CEO at Thistle
Viraj is an extremely gifted CFO. He and his team have been instrumental in helping us model historic, current, and future financials in a way that we can now make much more informed and data-driven decisions moving forward. He is a great partner and advocate in the venture capital conversations we continue to find ourselves in.
– James Brooks, Chief Product Officer at Insignia Group