Bill Beyer joined FLG in 2018 after nearly 20 years of executive management experience as both COO and CFO of venture-backed, emerging technology companies. Additionally, he served in management capacities with public companies; both large, established (nearly $1B in revenue and more than 5,000 employees) and newly-public (3x growth in revenue and headcount during his tenure).
Bill focuses on building impressive companies inclusive of leading strategic planning initiatives, driving execution, partnering with commercial teams to accelerate the topline, maximizing available capital and realizing profitability. He is transactionally-skilled, having negotiated and closed numerous financings and M&A deals, been a key contributor to an IPO and follow-on, and conducted commerce in over twenty countries worldwide. Bill leverages his unique, blue-chip background (Arthur Andersen CPA as well as business development experience) that spans multiple product categories and business models (AI IoT (SaaS), UAV\drone (SaaS), mobile gaming (streaming\subscription), biotech (HW), manufacturing (med device, automotive and consumer electronics), mobile software (license) and communications equipment (HW)).
Most recently, Bill established a CFO advisory practice at the behest of a financial institution working with their portfolio company (biotech) as well as an AI IoT SaaS company. Prior to this, he served as COO and CFO of Raydiance, Inc. resulting in an acquisition by Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR) and as CFO of Bitfone Corporation where he was instrumental in its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ). Bill also served as CFO of PrecisionHawk, Vollee and Mahi Networks. He started his career in tech with Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFCI) where he served as Regional Vice President of International Business Development and Finance. He joined AFC before the Company’s Initial Public Offering and actively participated in the offering process.
Bill is a CPA (inactive) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University where he was a student-athlete (SCU Crew). He is a guest lecturer for the Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics and has served as a Trustee for an educational institution.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with Bill Beyer’s contributions to Tubi as interim CFO during the hypergrowth stage of the company. His experienced management acumen, strategic insights, financial expertise allowed us to be super-selective in our CFO search. He owned a tremendous debt financing providing Tubi with great optionality for further financings as well as the necessary resources to fund our growth. I wouldn’t hesitate to bring Bill and FLG in again on Tubi’s behalf.”
FARHAD MASSOUDI, CEO, TUBI
Bill's Perspective on FLG
FLG’s earned reputation as trusted business partners is the result of consistently delivering the highest level of financial and operating services to the Firm’s clients. Each FLG partner is an accomplished executive with an extensive track record of corporate success.- Bill Beyer
- Life Sciences
- SaaS - Consumer