Kumar Ampapathini

Partner - Finance & Operations; C-Suite/Board Advisor; Interim/Fractional CFO & COO

Kumar Ampapathini is a TechCXO Partner and experienced finance and operations executive who serves clients as C-Suite / Board advisor and an interim and fractional CFO/COO in the New York metropolitan area.

Kumar manages all financial and administrative aspects of his clients’ businesses, including Finance, Tax, HR, Technology, Legal & Compliance, particularly in the FinTech, financial services and technology industries.

In addition to 20-plus years serving as a Finance leader and CPA with a deep understanding of business models and technical skills, he has also acted as a COO in many of his prior roles and was responsible for overseeing project management, real estate / IT investment evaluation, sales, and R&D. Kumar’s broad experience, strategic acumen and strong communication skills provide him with the ability to be a key business partner to CEOs and add critical insight, analysis and value to Board-level strategic decisions.

Among his key leadership roles, Kumar served as:

VP, Alliance Data Card Services – Alliance Data’s (NYSE: ADS) Card Services business develops market-leading private label, co-brand and business credit card programs for many of the world’s most recognizable brands. Kumar led Mergers & Acquisitions and played a critical role in business development to accelerate growth in key strategic areas. During his time, he executed $3B+ worth of deals.

Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners – Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $280 billion in assets under management. As Managing Director, Kumar was responsible for all aspects of strategic Financial Planning & Analysis, investment evaluation, compensation and headcount planning for hyper growth, expense management, Capital Analysis, and Regulatory / GAAP financials. Kumar played an important role in the realizing operating efficiencies and self-funded many of the new investments from those realized savings. During his time, while revenue grew in double digits, expenses mostly remained flat.

Executive Director – JPMorgan Chase & Co. – JPMorgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm with operations servicing clients in more than 100 countries. As Executive Director, Kumar led credit card partner deals, competitive strategy, supported Fed stress testing (CCAR), investor / board presentations, quarterly business reviews, and built teams across different geographic locations. Played an important role in the $2B expense reduction target in the Consumer & Community Bank.

Finance Leader, Microsoft – As a finance leader in Microsoft, Kumar played an important role in long-range plan and strategic analysis to position Consumer & Online group for growth opportunities.

Kumar’s career includes significant investment banking roles with Citi and Merrill Lynch.  His career began as a technology leader with Cisco.

Kumar holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also holds an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida.

Kumar’s expertise includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Raising (IPOs, Venture Capital / Private Equity)
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Capital Structure Advisory
  • Investment Valuation and Due Diligence
  • SEC Reporting
  • Treasury and Cash Management
  • GAAP Accounting
  • Internal Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Turnarounds
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Board Advisory and Presentations
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal / External Audits