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Wade Ficken

Partner; Fractional CFO in Raleigh



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Wade Ficken

Partner; Fractional CFO in Raleigh

Throughout his tenure as a fractional CFO in Raleigh and his full 25-year career as a CFO, Wade has helped businesses grow revenues, develop and implement strategic plans, improve operational performance & profitability, raise capital, implement management operating systems, develop and refine business models, manage international expansion, serve as a trusted advisor to Boards and management teams and lead acquisitions and divestitures.

Wade joined TechCXO in 2015 and has helped at least fifteen emerging growth and middle market companies, including Care Services, ArchiveSocial, inMotionNow, Corevist, Limited Run Games & NoviSci successfully execute their next level growth strategies.

Prior to joining TechCXO, Wade served as VP of Finance for LexisNexis’ $250 million Marketing and Business Solutions division, providing online marketing and software solutions to the legal community. During his tenure, Wade helped grow the software portfolio revenues, dramatically improve profitability, launch a B2B SaaS application and increase operating efficiency. In addition, he helped lead the turnaround and restructuring of the online digital marketing organization leading to a successful joint venture with Internet Brands.

Prior to that Wade served as COO & CFO for Engineous Software, a venture capital-backed software organization delivering engineering solutions to Fortune 500 companies. While there, Wade implemented strategies that grew revenues from $2 million to $20 million, raised over $25 million in equity capital, established its European operations, acquired a key competitor and ultimately sold the business to the industry leader.

Previously, Wade served as CFO for Virtus Software and InSite Clinical Trials and held senior finance roles with American Airlines and Sabre Technologies. Wade serves as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor to CEO’s, boards and investors.

He has raised over $150M in investment capital working with a variety of venture capitalists, private equity firms and strategic investors.

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