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Paul Shapiro

Startup CFO Consultant

Paul G. Shapiro, CPA

A specialist in providing accounting and business consulting services to start-ups in the tech industry, although not exclusively. Acting CFO and Controller capabilities for small, growing companies, as well as work-for-hire on a project basis for established organizations. Enjoys solving short-term needs for organizations not requiring a full-time position. 

Paul has been acting CFO or interim controller for many start-ups, including a content delivery network provider, a consumer price comparison site, a logistics software developer, an Internet resume database company, an enterprise workforce software company, a boutique M&A firm and an Internet music company. 

Specialties: Interim controller and CFO services for venture backed technology start-ups, other early stage and small companies, as well as various projects for larger companies, providing assistance during a corporate or personnel transition.

A graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and a California CPA and past chairman of the LA Members in Industry Committee. He has raised over $500,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in 15 years with his family walk team - Jessica's J-Walkers (his daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2002). He is on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of JDRF and is an officer of the Board. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Santa Monica College’s Business department. He was a weekly volunteer at KCRW-FM’s Morning Becomes Eclectic for almost 20 years.