Gerhard Renner (Pinehurst)

Gerhard Renner, CFO and Partner

CFO & Partner

  • Managing Director, Scale Finance LLC—professional CFO/Controller and Transaction Advisory services (Capital Raise, M&A/recapitalizations, Valuations); 2006—Current
  • Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel, Airborne 1 Corporation—fast growing Inc. 500 Company commercializing airborne LiDAR for digital mapping applications (Google Earth); acquired by Geodigital Inc. 2009.
  • Partner, Core Capital International Fund—subsidiary of Los Angeles based LBO Core Capital Corporation; managed principal investments in early stage life sciences companies
  • Financial Advisory Services, Ernst & Young—buy & sell side investment banking focused on Southern California middle market companies
  • Legal Analyst, Pillsbury Winthrop & Troop Steuber Pasich– Legal Analyst managing complex litigation & corporate transactions at top tier California law firms
  • University of Southern California—1999, Master in Business Administration, Dean’s List, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Southern California—1998, Juris Doctorate with concentration in transactional & contract law; staff & author Interdisciplinary Law Journal
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1992, Bachelors in Economics and Rhetoric, Cum Laude & Departmental Honors
  • Active Member of the State Bar of California since 2002
  • Investment Banking Licensed Registered Representative FINRA Series 79, Uniform State Series 63 qualified; Registered Representative with FINRA/SIPC licensed Broker Dealer (Tobin & Company, Charlotte, NC)

About Scale Finance

Scale Finance LLC ( provides professional 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 in Charlotte, NC, the Triangle, the Triad, Southern Pines, and Wilmington with a team of more than 30 professionals serving more than 100 companies throughout the region.