Tony Parkinson, CPA
I have enjoyed a 35-year career which includes being a partner in a venture capital firm, several senior C-level positions in early-stage companies sold to Fortune 100 and an international conglomerate. I began my career with a Big 4 accounting firm in the NYC area before relocating to South Florida and joining a Consulting Firm specializing in strategic development and raising debt and equity for middle market companies with high growth potential. I then formed my own consulting firm that has provided interim CFO services companies providing short-term and long-term forecasts, assisting in mergers & acquisitions, and raising capital.
I have a unique perspective on raising capital - having been an officer of companies looking for debt and equity and being a partner in VC company providing growth capital. This has given me keen insights on how to structure deals that make sense to both parties.
I have worked with companies in diverse industries including manufacturers of proprietary products, sensors and analytical software used on the Internet of Things (IoT), architectural millwork and casework, value added distributors, Software as a Service (SaaS), construction firms, and business service companies.
I graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, PA. with BA of Economics and I am a Certified Public Accountant. I also was the Past Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Goodwill Industries of Broward County, President of the Broward Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and board member of the local chapters of Associate of Corporate Growth (ACG), Institute of Management Accountants, and Secured Lenders.