Are you a visionary founder or sales-focused business owner?

What would adding a
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief People Officer
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
allow you to do?

At a Fractional Cost

Your business is growing and you’re growing into your role. But your business needs to level-up in a key area of the business. Or you’re just not experienced in certain key roles. You also have no time to build out your skills in the area and the current team doesn’t have the experience you know they need to get to the next milestone. They need direction. You need direction. What do you do?

  1. Keep doing it myself

  2. Hope my team can handle it

  3. Consider hiring an expert

C-Level Experience

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • Chief Marketing Officer

  • Chief Operations Officer

Massive value potential

A CFO does much more than overseeing the financial reporting of your business. Your CFO manages cash, develops annual forecasts, manages budgets, advises you on key business decisions, and empowers you with objective and unbiased data. Many CFOs free up massive amounts of time for CEO each year by managing key professional service relationships, such as legal, insurance, tax, and real estate. Some even roll up HR.

If you hired a fractional CFO, what would that free you to do?

  • Have more confidence in our ability to achieve our goals this year
  • Execute on the roadmap I’ve laid out
  • Spend more time with my family
  • Leverage my strengths in the business

What does a CFO do?

  • Financial Planning & Analysis – Development and Proactive Management throughout the Business
  • Accounting and Tax – Close Cycle Management
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Treasury & Liquidity Management 
  • Real-Time Business Intelligence
  • Data-Driven Culture
  • Executive Dashboard Development
  • Legal & Risk Management
  • Capital Structure Optimization
  • Capital Raise Management – Due Diligence Deal Room Creation & Control
  • Cap Table Clean-Up & Management
  • Board of Directors Management including Quarterly Board Meetings
  • Investor Communication
  • Trusted Advisor to the CEO

Massive value potential

An excellent CMO is fuel to a company’s growth strategy enabling sales with the right leads and relevant marketing collateral. They can break down the strategic sales goals and implement targeted plans to achieve them using a variety of channels. They empower the CEO to delegate the outcome and free up significant amounts of time invested in the planning and execution of robust marketing initiatives.

If you hired a fractional CMO, what would that free you to do?

  • Have more confidence in our marketing systems and ability to meet our revenue target
  • Dream about what we’ll do next
  • Spend more time with my family
  • Leverage my strengths in the business

What does a CMO do?

  • Facilitate growth and marketing strategy
  • Generate revenue and mitigate risk

Massive value potential

A quality COO is one part field marshal, two parts systems engineer, one part optimizer and the consummate first mate who can execute the captain’s vision on a day to day, week to week basis. All COOs free up significant time for their CEOs by owning the daily and weekly demands of the business. The best COOs constantly work to identify obstacles and roadblocks early and then build the best systems with the team and resources available.

If you hired a fractional COO, what would that free you to do?

  • Have more confidence in our internal systems
  • Dream about what we’ll do next
  • Spend more time with my family
  • Leverage my strengths in the business

What does a COO do?

  • Head up strategy design to direct the company’s future
  • Drive operational capacity (meet/exceed goals, manage internal/external business demands)

Additional Services

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    Scalable Finance

    How are you going to grow your back office team? Scale Finance is the back-office finance and accounting team for growing companies who want to outsource multiple finance team roles (CFO, Controller, Manager, and Bookkeeper).

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  • C Level Services | Fractional CFO

    Business Advisory

    Passion, financing and work ethic don’t guarantee success. And founders expertly skilled in one area of the business often have little experience in other key functional areas of the business, especially as the business grows.

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"Having Vessel's team as my trusted advisors and business coaches has been like rocket fuel for my business. They helped create clarity for my pricing and helped me implement a new pricing model. They also bring systems and frameworks from a finance and operations perspective that have been perfectly suited for my business. I’ve recommended them to many of my clients and would highly recommend them to any business owners."

Kristin Prosser Founder & CEO of The Accounting Collective

"With a company of over 150 employees in the $25M annual revenue range, I had rotated through 3 to 4 financial leaders over the course of the last 7 to 10 years. I was not sure a fractional solution would fit the scale and complexity of my business, and I was worried my existing accounting and finance team would accept a “part-time” manager. However, since hiring Vessel, we’re now hitting our budgets and projections. We know where we are going and that there is a clear plan for that destination. This reduced stress and needless drama. I would recommend Vessel to anyone who is eager to modernize their accounting team and processes and is concerned with the retention of people capital. Vessel is not a cut-and-strip type of turnaround program; they are thoughtful and considerate. They are humble and strategic."

Adam Beamish President, Mark Beamish Waterproofing

"We didn't have an experienced financial consultant who we could go to for advice, counsel, and guidance. The financial groups we'd worked with in the past tried to fit us into a structured program, which yielded a monthly report. We needed a firm that was flexible and could adapt to what we were experiencing. In working with our CFO mentor over the last several years, much of his knowledge and guidance has rubbed off on me. I have become a more competent and well-rounded financial leader. We now have strong and stable financial systems in place that help us accomplish our financial goals. I would recommend Vessel for anyone who needs executive-level financial consultation for their business combined with hands-on services."

Adam McWethy COO, BLVR

"Vessel Advisors created a work environment for myself and my team that I didn't know was possible. They had a vision and order that was way outside of my own ability. When we brought in Vessel, it was to reorganize our systems and people, so that things ran smoothly and I could hand off some obligations to my team. What they gave us was more. More time and energy to be open to bigger opportunities. More confidence in the ability and gifts I do possess. More connection to my team and their strengths. Everyone was healthier and happier because of the investment we made in Vessel Advisors and their ability to see things through. The relief it gave me from a personal standpoint is still to this day, invaluable. I'm so thankful I'm so much better at delegating, so I don't miss out on what's right in front of me. That's all because of Vessel Advisors and the role they played with Cara Clark Nutrition."

Cara Clark Author, The Wellness Remodel, and Founder & CEO of Cara Clark Nutrition

“Vessel Advisors balances a focused talent for bringing structured systems, streamlined processes and measurable metrics to all aspects of the financial and operational management of an enterprise with an innate ability to dynamically adapt in support of fellow executives in achieving both tactical and strategic objectives.”

Don Oparah Founder & CEO of Blockvolution Inc

"Before Vessel, we were struggling to keep up with our accounting and financial reporting requirements. We were beyond our capacity and had no real solution to scale accounting with the rapid growth of the rest of the organization. Historically, we rarely bring in contracted help for key organizational responsibilities. It is not part of our culture. Bringing in a third party to solve this problem gave us major pause and we were concerned a vendor wouldn't understand some of the unique pieces of our work. Eventually, we knew we needed the help and pulled the trigger on Vessel. We more than tripled our business over the next few years and easily scaled finance and accounting well beyond what we could have ever done on our own. I would recommend Vessel to any leader of an organization who is not yet large enough for a CFO or even an experienced Controller, but still needs to check the critical boxes related to accounting."

COO National Non-Profit

"I was a first-time CFO in a new industry with a very small team. I was not sure how to prioritize projects, given the fast-moving nature of a small start-up. Vessel’s CFO mentorship brought massive clarity to my situation by asking good questions and responding to my questions in a helpful manner. My CFO coach also provided a framework for structuring the department and how to organize accounting, treasury, FP&A, human resources, risk, and benefits/payroll. He introduced important and timely tax credits, which combined saved us over $100,000. He also helped us navigate systems and processes, such as the month-end close cycle and introduced us to other helpful resources as the company grew rapidly and my needs evolved, such as outsourced ASC 606 accounting and CPA advisors. I highly recommend the Vessel team; they are a group of all-stars!"

Brad Searle CFO, PublicSq.

"Vessel Advisors is one of the best numbers companies I know when it comes to start-ups and tech-related companies. They understand this space including the various players and stakeholders that converge. They're also great with people and bring a can-do attitude. They helped Polis Technologies get clear on our revenue model and how much we could spend to acquire new users. They also helped communicate this during our fundraising efforts with Pasadena Angels and BMW iVentures among others. I recommend Vessel Advisors without reservation."

Dennis Baker Founder & CEO of Polis Technologies

"Don't work with them! That's what I selfishly told everyone when I first started working with Vessel. Admittedly it was because I wanted their skillsets 100% dedicated to FunnelDash and didn't want anyone else buying up their time. But, it turns out, a startup full-time CFO would be overkill. Vessel Advisors has been instrumental in helping me navigate our start-up's turbulent financial crosswinds. They were our financial advisors in the early stages when we self-funded the business heavily with debt and cash flows from other businesses all the way through to our first round of seed capital. Every startup should have a contract CFO and I can't recommend Vessel Advisors enough."

Zach Johnson Founder & CEO, FunnelDash