"Eric was instrumental in helping us revise our business plan and recast our financial projections to more effectively communicate our vision to prospective investors." - Alan Jacobs, Archer Entertainment Group, Film Production Company
Eric Pickens is the founder of CFONow. Eric possesses over 25 years of business experience including almost 20 years as a CFO, COO and member of numerous Boards of Directors. He is a seasoned operationally-oriented executive with multi-industry experience implementing, strengthening and leading the financial function for companies engaged in consumer products & services, ecommerce, commercial real estate and investment management.
As a consultant, Eric has assisted dozens of companies with strategic and financial planning, business plans and detailed financial models. He has also played an instrumental role in several turnaround and workout situations, striving to ensure the best result for all stakeholders.
Eric possesses a comprehensive knowledge across all corporate finance, accounting, audit, tax and financial reporting functions. He has extensive experience structuring and closing equity, debt, mergers, acquisitions and lease transactions and has raised in excess of $200 million during his career. He is experienced in developing and delivering presentations to executive teams, directors, employees and investors. Eric has been a skilled leader of teams as large as 240 with budget responsibility to $25 million.
Eric is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business where he earned an MBA in Finance and the College of William & Mary where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.