Rick Clemon is a Finance & Operations executive who serves as a strategic business partner to CEOs, Boards and Executive Teams as the interim, part-time or fractional CFO for fast-growing companies experiencing double and triple-digit revenue growth, particularly in the technology, software and life sciences industries. He is also an SME in the areas of revenue recognition and share-based compensation.
He combines his depth of knowledge and 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, budgeting, audit, tax and securities with the ability to lead cross-functional management teams to guide companies through complex business decisions. This foundation allows him to effectively identify and track KPIs, implement corporate initiatives, develop meaningful financial reporting and grow accounting functions.
As CFO for Digilant, a $50M ad tech company, he was responsible for global revenue and 10 direct reports. He implemented best in class oversight and processes of accounting, finance, budgeting, tax, treasury, legal, human resources, facilities and information technology.
As a Consultant for CFGI, a technical accounting practice specializing in GAAP, IFRS, M&A, SEC reporting , Sarbanes Oxley, his private and VC backed-clients included an $8B medical device company, $1B software company, a $200M global hi-tech company and early-stage medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Along with managing M&A due-diligence, purchase accounting, revenue recognition, technical accounting, debt accounting, equity accounting, share-based compensation and restructurings, Rick was responsible for managing SOX compliance and SEC reporting.
Rick also served as the Assistant Controller for Mercury Computer Systems (NASDAQ MRCY), a high-tech manufacturing and software developer for the defense and commercial industries, where he was responsible for technical accounting, revenue recognition, purchase accounting, SEC quarterly and annual reporting, comment letters and managing the external audit.
His public accounting experience includes service as an Audit and Tax Senior at O’Connor & Drew, Audit Senior at Arthur Andersen and an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young.
Rick is a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He received his BBA in Accounting from Radford University.
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