Executive Consulting Team
Bridgepoint touts 100+ highly skilled professionals with diversified levels of expertise. This includes an executive-level consulting team that is second to none. Our executive consulting team consists of strategic and operating leaders in the finance and technology disciplines that bring decades of experiences, relationships and “lessons learned” to our clients.
No matter the level of expertise you need, our client-focused team has comprehensive knowledge and industry-tested know-how. Whether you need an interim controller-level professional, a seasoned IT exec, or a full-time CFO, Bridgepoint can with short-term projects or long-term solutions. Click to see Leadership Team.
Ken Bartley, CFO Consultant
Ken is a senior financial executive with proven track record with venture backed companies in both young, high growth environments and turnaround situations. Exceptional results achieved through business partner philosophy, strong business acumen, and outstanding organizational and analytical skills. He has been the CFO with four venture backed technology companies; achieved two successful liquidity events; and is experienced in maximizing revenue growth and driving profitability from early stage to $40 million revenue. He led multiple equity and debt funding transactions, raising more than $80 million, and experienced in building success technology sales channel business models. He has international experience with expansions in European and Far East operations. He also extensive experience as a change agent in addressing unprofitable lines or business units and restructuring operations to maximize profit potential. Ken started his career with Texas Instruments and later Convex Computer Corporation.
Ken was an officer in the U.S. Air Force, earned a Master of Science in Industrial Administration degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Kansas State University. Ken is a Certified Public Accountant* in the State of Texas.
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Dave Donovan, CFO Consultant
Dave has a strong background in all areas of finance, with public accounting and private industry responsibilities in both public and privately held companies; domestic and international company experience including internal and external financial statement reporting, banking/cash management/investments, capital raising, investor relations, operations support, taxes, credit & collections, risk management/insurance, acquisition analysis, strategic planning/budgeting/forecasting, and Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance.
Clients range from small early-stage semiconductor, gaming and nanotechnology companies up through large public manufacturing companies. His experience includes both domestic and international operations, Treasury management, financial reporting, investor relations, planning/forecasting, M&A, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and SEC work, among others.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Dave was a senior financial executive at Sigmatel, a publicly held, international fabless semi-conductor company. While with Sigmatel, he held Treasury, reporting, and investor relations positions. In prior years Dave held several senior financial positions at Legerity, Inc., a leading provider of integrated circuits for the telecom industry.
He began his career in the audit and tax departments of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree – Economics from Duke University. He has also served as a member of the KLRU Community Advisory Board.
David Settle, CFO Consultant
David has 25+ years of experience in finance, operations, and administration, including more than 20 years working in the high-tech industry and more than a decade serving as CFO of several organizations. He was nominated twice (2006 and 2007) for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Central Texas, and selected as one of the 2008 Best CFO’s in Austin by the Austin Business Journal. David has participated in multiple IPO’s; has extensive experience in M&A transactions, participating in over $2.5 billion of mergers and acquisitions activity and more than $700 million in private and public equity and debt financings, both in corporate finance and as a securities analyst, and has experience founding start-up companies.
David earned an M.A. degree with honors in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University with high honors.
Keith Thatcher, CFO Consultant
Keith is an experienced financial leader with sound technical skills and excellent communication skills that can relate to people at all levels of an organization. Since joining the Firm in 2007, Keith has worked primarily with software and services companies such as Iontas (Ireland based, venture backed; SaaS sold to Verint), Between Markets (venture backed; SaaS sold to Inovis), The Karis Group (private, software enabled services), CORE Health Care (private; post-acute rehabilitation for severe brain injury), and Spire Consulting Group (private; Engineering and Litigation Support services). Keith provides oversight of the accounting activities for his clients, along with financial modeling, cash forecasts, budgeting, cost controls and spending allocations and helping secure equity and/or debt.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint Consulting, Keith was Corporate Controller for Financial Industries Corporation ($1.3 billion life insurance company), Chief Financial Officer for Concero, Inc. (previously PSW Technologies; $65 million IT custom application development company) and Tanisys Technology, Inc. ($100 million custom OEM memory design and testing). Prior to that, Keith was Corporate Controller at Kinetic Concepts, Inc. ($270 million medical products company). As Corporate Contoller, Keith played an important role in the Initial Public Offerings at PSW Technologies and Kinetic Concepts.
Before joining Kinetic Concepts in the late 1980’s, Keith was a manager with KPMG’s Private Business Advisory Services. Keith began his career as an auditor with KPMG after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University. Keith is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Felipe Vega, Controller/CFO Consultant
Felipe is an experienced accounting professional with extensive experience assisting small companies which the full spectrum of accounting services and reporting. Hands-on experience in initial set up of accounting records and the ability to provide expanded reporting capabilities as companies grow and become more complex. Experienced with domestic and international companies, financial modeling, budget and forecast preparation, as well as integration of accounting processes post-acquisition or merger and software implementation. Industry experience includes green technology, lead generation technology, oil field services, retail, medical devices, and non-profit.
Prior to joining Bridgepoint, Felipe assisted Legerity, Inc., a leading provider of integrated circuits for the telecom industry, is managing thirteen foreign subsidiaries and insuring GAAP compliance. Prior to Legerity, Felipe was the Corporate Controller for Ecogas, an alternative energy company, and managed a $40 million construction bond as well as fourteen domestic subsidiaries.
Felipe received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University.