June 1, 2009
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – June 1, 2009) – FLG Partners, LLC announced today the addition of a new partner, Chris Dier, to the consulting firm, bringing the total number of partners to 20.
FLG’s newest partner, Dier, is a veteran CFO with significant management and operating experience in both public and private companies.
“We are very pleased that Chris has joined the firm,” said Jeffrey Kuhn, managing partner of FLG. “Chris’ long experience in Silicon Valley will be a great addition to FLG’s already deep bench. With his addition we continue to build on FLG’s position as the leading CFO consulting and advisory firm in Northern California, and we are delighted to welcome Chris to the firm.”
“I very much look forward to contributing value to FLG from my front line experiences in venture-backed software companies and, recently, Cleantech,” said Mr. Dier. “The great team play among FLG partners brings an extraordinary talent and competency to all FLG clients. I will be with Solaria through the end of 2009 supporting the launch of its advanced products and expect Solaria will benefit from my FLG team.”
Mr. Dier has 25 years of financial experience. Presently, Mr. Dier serves as Chief Financial Officer for Solaria Corp., a next-generation solar technology leader in Fremont, CA. Formerly, Mr. Dier was the CFO of OuterBay Technologies, where he was instrumental in its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard; the CFO of iBeam Broadcasting Corp.; the CFO of Aurum Software, Inc.; and the CFO of Veritas Software Corp., where he led that company’s IPO.
Mr. Dier holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.
About FLG Partners, LLC
Founded in 2004, FLG Partners is the leading CFO consulting, services and board advisory firm in Northern California. FLG provides financial and operational guidance to companies ranging from newly funded startups to billion dollar public companies across many industries and sectors. The firm’s partners, each with long CFO credentials, engage in interim or permanent assignments in leadership roles that vary from consulting engagements to employed corporate officer. Averaging more than 20 years’ of CFO experience, each FLG partner brings substantial expertise, objectivity and industry best-practices leadership to key transactional requirements, including business planning and execution; financings; SEC reporting and compliance; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and troubled-company turnarounds and restructurings.