Shyam “Sam” Desigan is a CFO/CIO Partner in TechCXO’s New York office. With his unique experience and capabilities, Sam is able to leverage both his CFO and systems/CIO skills to support his clients, particularly Medtech, Digital Health, Pharma, SaaS-based enterprise software and Biotech companies. He offers finance and operational and technology optimization for companies primarily in the $5M-100M in revenue range.
As an operational CFO and CIO with almost 20 years of successful leadership experience of high-growth and mid-sized businesses, as well as turnaround/restructuring situations, Sam is well versed in:
- Debt restructurings
- Equity raises – from Seed to Series B financing
- Financial Planning & Analysis
- Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics
- Restructuring and Operational Outsourcing
- GL, ERP, Procurement and Corporate Performance Management systems, with experience implementing and improving internal controls.
In his impressive career, Sam serves a Managing Director – Alchemi Opportunity Fund, a $100M target PE fund. Sam also serves as CFO for Sproxil, Inc. Sproxil is a Venture capital-backed company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that provides a consumer SMS and App based product verification service to help consumers avoid purchasing counterfeit products.
Previously, he was VP of Finance and Business Development for SenseDriver Technologies, a VC-backed developer of voice-assisted driving and portable heads-up displays. He also served as CFO and SVP of IT for the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Other leadership positions included: CFO and CIO for Volunteers of America Chesapeake; COO of Meddela Systems (acquired by large networking company); Co-Founder and CFO for NearMed, a telemedicine provider which was acquired by Philips Healthcare; CFO for Monroe Hospital; and Country Manager – Core Health C. Asia & Turkey for Claris Lifesciences Limited, a global $250M manufacturer of medical devices and critical care biologics products in Eastern Europe.
Sam’s extensive volunteer experience includes being a Board Member for Wesley Housing Development Corporation.
He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and his MBA, Finance & Marketing from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.