CFO Solutions that help companies grow

focus on venture-backed organizations

Comprehensive business management and financial services for venture-backed, early-to mid-stage technology and life sciences companies.

The CFO Connect® Team

Headed by Managing Partner and founder Ed O'Sullivan, CFO Connect® provides expert management and financial advisory services. Our credentials and experience pave the way for improved productivity and greater gains for your organization.

James R. Schmidt, CPA

CFO Consultant

Mr. Schmidt most recently served as Vice President, Finance and Administration of Receptos from November, 2009 and Senior Director of Finance and Operations from May 2009 to November 2009. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Senior Director Finance and Operations for Apoptos, Inc., which was acquired by Receptos in May 2009. He was formerly Senior Director of Finance and Operations at Conforma Therapeutics from 2001 to the successful acquisition by Biogen Idec in 2006 where he assisted in the transition and integration of the companies. Prior to that, from 1986 to 2001 Mr. Schmidt served in various financial and operational roles including Chief Financial Officer for Kent SeaTech Corporation, Controller for Medical Imaging Centers of America, Inc., MCA, Inc./MCA Concerts, Inc. and Manager of Accounting - Retirement Inns of America, Inc. He has managed the finances, human resources, information technology and facilities of companies from start-up to maturity. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand and received his B.S. in Accounting and Corporate Finance from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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