Viraj Parikh is a technology CFO/strategic finance consultant with over 20 years of multidisciplinary experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), investment manager, equity & credit analyst, Big 6 accountant and board director. He is a Managing Partner in TechCXO’s Nashville, TN practice.
At TechCXO, Viraj partners with CEOs, boards, and private equity firms of early- and mid-stage technology and health care companies. He has been engaged in a CFO capacity with SaaS and e-commerce companies Pro-Vigil, Valify, iScribe Health, Soundstripe, 85 Supply, and EvidenceCare. Areas of emphasis include strategy, KPI/growth metrics, gross margin expansion, pricing and cash flow strategies, churn and customer segmentation analysis, and accounting.
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 meal delivery company grow its revenues by 5x to $15 million. Prior to Vailwood, Viraj accumulated a rich set of operating experiences: in education finance, real estate and technology as CFO of LEAD Public Schools, and enterprise SaaS finance as Director of FP&A at Edgenet, a private equity owned Nashville software company. He was also a board director at Valor Collegiate Academy, helping the fledgling school’s financing strategy around the acquisition of 2 large campuses.
Prior to 2013, Viraj worked for 15 years as a Wall Street investment manager and analyst, where he worked as a portfolio manager as well as a equity & credit analyst, learning the art valuation and risk through in-depth analysis of over 100 companies across various industries. Viraj began his professional career in accounting and consulting for Arthur Andersen in their San Francisco office.
Viraj received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and bachelor’s degree 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.
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The Latest from Viraj Parikh
Update – Additional $2M for Soundstripe
Soundstripe, a music production startup that provides video producers with royalty free music, received an additional $2 million in financing from Craft Ventures, just a few mont...Full Article
Thoughts and Takeways from SaaStr 2019
[caption id="attachment_1880" align="alignright" width="200"] Viraj Parikh is TechCXO's Managing Partner in Nashville[/caption] For a second straight year, I attended the annu...Full Article
Valify Acquires Lucro
A Nashville-based health-tech startup backed by HCA Healthcare Inc. and Martin Ventures has a new owner. Lucro, which aims to connect hospital companies with the businesses tryi...Full Article
SaaS Company’s Journey to Relevance
Recently, I attended the annual SaaStr conference where thousands of people in the SaaS community - Founder CEOs, VC & PE investors, operators and service providers of all st...Full Article
TechCXO Expands to Nashville
TechCXO Veteran Finance & Operations Executive Viraj Parikh and Sales Executive Eddie Birchfield Help Meet Need for On-Demand Tech Execs in Middle Tennessee TechCXO®, the l...Full Article