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Simon Westbrook Expert Information

CFO

Aargo Inc.

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Expert Topics: FP&A
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Simon Westbrook specializes in providing contract CFO services to early stage technology companies. Mr. Westbrook has served as CFO of Public Wireless, Inc, a Silicon Valley company specializing in wireless communication infrastructure, and CFO of Nanoamp Solutions Inc. a memory IC company. Prior to joining Nanoamp, Mr. Westbrook was CFO at Sage, Inc., a company specializing in flat panel display processor ICs. Before joining Sage, Mr. Westbrook held a number of senior financial positions at Creative Technology, a leading PC multimedia company, and Atari Corp, the video game and home computer company both in the USA and overseas. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters degree in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Throughout his career, Mr. Westbrook has been involved in three initial public offerings, two secondary public offerings, multiple public and private M&A transactions, and numerous rounds of venture capital and angel financing.

 

Experience

CFO : Aargo Inc - [2009-05 to Current]
FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE Audit, tax and investigations Recruiting, training & development of staff M&A – buy and sell transactions Public Offerings, three IPOs, and two secondaries Strategic business development Multi site controls Treasury & Financial Control General management & profit accountability Investor relations & presentations People management & motivation SEC / Public Reporting Cost reduction & survival planning Management of “hypergrowth” Licensing and contract management International financial management Fundraising from VCs, angels and corporates Sales & marketing Cost accounting & transfer pricing Sarbanes Oxley preparation GENERAL EXPERIENCE Chartered Accountant Degree in Economics (Cambridge) UK citizen with Green Card Corporate HQ & line management Excel, MS Word, PPt, ASK Work experience in France, Germany, UK, USA Wide international contacts

 

Education

MA, Economics : Cambridge University - [1967 to 1970]