Deane Baron has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience, including both domestic and international businesses. He has developed meaningful profitability measures and reported for business leaders to keep attention on the bottom line. For over eight years as the vice president of finance in a software business, he enabled growth from $10M to $400M in revenue. As CFO, he led the turnaround from a $20M loss to break even by emphasizing sales and manufacturing.
Deane has raised capital for venture capital-backed, private equity-backed, and public markets companies. He has secured additional rounds of venture capital and venture debt. Under private equity ownership, he delivered on the first-year business commitments for the integration of three merged companies, which enabled the renegotiation of a $500M debt on favorable terms. In the public markets, he communicated with the SEC in completing an IPO and follow-on equity raise. He also raised capital from export credit agencies and banks for his Latin American customers.
He developed M&A and due diligence expertise in multiple transactions, including leading the sale of a $350M business segment from a public company to a private equity firm. He has also completed acquisitions for product and regional expansions.
Deane earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He was previously certified as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in Canada.