This year, we expanded our Hughes Private Capital leadership team to help us bring the company to the next level. We have some major goals for our company, and the three of us co-founders — Steve Sixberry, Kyle Krch, and myself — knew that we needed more brilliant people to round out our team.
That’s why we brought on Andrew Palmer as our Chief Financial Officer. Andrew has an extensive career so far working in finance for software, healthcare, and technology startups. He received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and specializes in helping companies scale. We knew he was the perfect guy to help us refine our company-wide processes.
I asked Andrew a few questions so you could get to know him.
Greg: You’ve had a prolific career working in finance for companies in very different industries. Which role do you feel taught you the most so far?
Andrew: Being the CFO at Riskalyze, as it was one of my earlier CFO roles where I was able to use my broad experiences to help the company quickly scale operations. During my two years, we tripled the revenue of the company. In that role, I owned several functions across the company besides accounting. I was accountable for HR operations, talent acquisition, billing, tax accounting, applications engineering, contracts, and I created a financial planning and analysis function. I often felt like a consultant as I leveraged best-of-breed business processes learned while at the Dow 30 companies earlier in my career to help them grow in a scalable fashion.