ANNETTE CRESS

Since 2002, I’ve helped SCIO clients with their financial and administrative needs. I serve as financial advisor to many early stage tech companies, and also provide back-end administrative, due diligence, valuations, and financial services to investors and angel funds, including the BELLE Capital family of funds (www.bellevc.com). I am available as an interim controller, or part-time CFO, finance or administrative manager on a project, hourly or monthly retainer basis. I'm a very focused and detail-oriented person, and I enjoy helping our clients preserve cashflow runway so they can succeed. 


I have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, a Masters degree in Finance, and a Masters degree in Corporate Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. I also have a Business and Textiles degree from Nagold Textile Fachhochschule in my native Germany. Earlier in my career, I completed a Management Training spanning 7 years, cross training in all departments and at several locations for one of Germany's largest retail chains.

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LAUREN FLANAGAN

I've previously co-founded and sold 4 tech companies, and have led the development of multi-version B2C software applications and B2B/Enterprise software platforms. Since 2002, I've served SCIO clients with their strategic, operational, growth, and capital needs. I've helped dozens of companies get products and services to market, then ramp sales, streamline operations to achieve break-even, and helped SCIO clients raise tens of millions in capital. I also served as an interim CxO.  I'm available on a project, hourly or monthly retainer basis. I'm a world class strategic thinker and lifelong geek, and I love solving big problems with technology.

I provide management and investment services to the BELLE Capital family of funds (www.belIevc.com) and serve on a number of boards including, Springboard Enterprises (www.sb.co) the #1venture catalyst, HarQen (www.harqen.com), HQ Telephony, and am an observer on the Nopsec (www.nopsec.com) board. I serve on the advisory councils of BundlAR (www.bundlar.com) and i-CalQ (www.i-calq.com).