Scale Finance Growth Continues in 2012

Scale Finance LLC announces the hiring of 10 new professionals during the first half of 2012 –

  • CFO Dan Gotte, CFO & Transaction Advisor Mike Smith, Senior Controller Greg Turner, and Accounting Manager Tammy Tarini  in Charlotte
  • CFO Mike Rowe, CFO Paul Lockett, and Senior Controller John Schefke in the Triangle
  • Senior Controller Lynn Irwin in the Triad
  • CFO Carl Paladino in the Washington DC area, and
  • CFO Steve zum Tobel to develop the firm’s practice in Florida.


“In our 6-year history as a firm, this is the strongest first half on record. We’re seeing steady growth in both our client base and professional ranks as regional economic conditions slowly improve,” said Dave Gilroy, Managing Director in Charlotte. “We’re thankful for increasing referrals from lawyers, CPA firms and commercial banks with small company clients in need of hands-on, on-the-ground, “embedded” financial management support. Bank-ready financial reporting, shrewd working capital management, intense scrutiny of cost, realistic forecasts, insightful performance analysis, and pristine control are more critical than ever, and our low-cost, fractional use solutions match up well for entrepreneurial companies.”


The first half of 2012 also included closed major growth equity transactions for two fast-growing technology clients:

  • Yodil, Inc. – SaaS provider of business intelligence, data analytics, operational reporting to the insurance industry
  • AtoZ Companies, Inc. – Multi-niche online retailer leveraging advanced, analytics-based customer acquisition technologies.


In addition, Steve Paladino in the Triangle and Rendy Richards in the Triad were elected to SF partnership.


Scale Finance added more than 20 new clients in the first half of 2012. Our firm focuses on entrepreneurial companies with high growth potential, and example new clients include Entertainment Imaging, Next Energy Technologies, The Education Center, Northwest Companies, Ibid2Save, Cell Phone Repair Franchise Systems,  ProShots Indoor Range & Training, Quality Home Care Services, Gfour Personnel, Percona, LCMS+, Oncoscope, Xanofi, BodyLaseSpa of Raleigh and Cary, Magnus Health, Carolina Speeh Pathology, and InMotionNow.


About Scale Finance

Scale Finance LLC ( provides contract CFO services, Controller solutions, and support in raising capital, or executing M&A transactions, to entrepreneurial companies. The firm specializes in cost-effective financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting, implementing controls, complex modeling, business valuations, and other financial management, and provides strategic help for companies raising growth capital or considering M&A/recapitalization opportunities. Most of the firm’s clients are growing technology, healthcare, business services, consumer, and industrial companies at various stages of development from start-up to tens of millions in annual revenue. Scale Finance LLC has offices throughout the southeast including Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro, Wilmington, Washington D.C. and South Florida with a team of more than 30 professionals serving more than 100 companies throughout the region.