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Kevin M. Hanks

Kevin M. Hanks is an independent consulting CFO who assists entrepreneurs to launch, grow, capitalize and exit their businesses.

As Chief Financial Officer at four venture-capital backed technology companies and The Everest Group, an international consulting firm, he has led a $46 million initial public offering, raised private debt and equity capital, participated in multiple acquisition transactions, and successfully developed finance and accounting organizations.

Mr. Hanks currently serves on the advisory board of Synerzip, a provider of off-shore software development services, and as an advisor to Six Pillars Partners, a private equity fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hanks worked as an associate for Price Waterhouse and with the investment banking firm Raymond James Financial. He graduated with Honors from the University of Florida in 1980 with a Bachelors of Science in accounting and from Harvard Business School in 1982 with an MBA. He has been a full-time consultant since 2007 and was President of the Harvard Business School Club of Dallas from 2009 to 2012.

As an advisor, he has helped dozens of companies improve their business models, close financings, sell or buy businesses, build accounting teams, enhance management and board reporting, hire key employees, or launch new businesses. Typical client engagements include situations:

  • Where accounting, financial analyses, forecasting, or reporting are inadequate
  • Where accounting may be sufficient but strategic financial advice is lacking
  • Where outside capital such as equity or bank lines may be sought or re-negotiated
  • Where a sale of the business or making an acquisition are contemplated

Summary of selected positions and client engagements:

  • Attitash Software (1992) CFO; start-up Windows utilities provider; Sutter Hill Ventures and J.H. Whitney.
  • Number Nine Visual Technology Corporation (1996) CFO; graphics hardware and ASIC provider; $46-million IPO, Weiss Peck and Greer, Hancock Ventures.
  • CommerceQuest (2002) CFO; B2B platform provider, Internet Capital Group.
  • RealManage (2005) CFO; technology-enabled real estate management start-up; Mt. Vernon Investments.
  • The Everest Group (2007) CFO; international consultancy, SG&A cost optimization and offshore solutions.
  • Texert (2009) advisor; corporate risk management software start-up.
  • Healthcare Payment Specialists (2011) advisor; medical billings analytic software; Nautic Partners.
  • Five Dynamics (2011) advisor; SaaS HR assessment and team development services.
  • Confidential (2011) advisor; mobile device access for Fortune-500-scale infrastructures; incubator.
  • Confidential (2011) advisor; strategic defense communications provider.
  • Confidential (2012) advisor; social media marketing services and SaaS provider.

Kevin M. Hanks

Consulting CFO

The Synerzip Difference

It’s not every company that has its own Cricket Team
That’s what you’ll find as a member of the Synerzip team

We pride ourselves on hiring talented people, paying well and retaining and nurturing our talent. Since the work we do is interesting and involves the latest technology, we benefit from a low turnover. Many of our employees have been with us since we began in 2004.

Since our employees are our biggest asset, we create an environment where we’re all able to perform at our best, be it working from home or an onsite table-tennis match. We know that happy employees result in great work, so we provide a fun environment, encouraging people to grow in their career while also providing an appropriate work-life balance.

We take every opportunity to nurture and grow employees by involving them in professional activities beyond their full-time client engagements. Everyone is encouraged to explore new technologies, be it by developing prototypes or participating in conferences.


Headquartered in the US, Synerzip has its development center in Pune, India.  We have more than 450 developers in our state-of-the-art facility, where we hire the best people to do great work.


Start your career with Synerzip

At Synerzip, we pride ourselves on hiring talented people, paying well and retaining and nurturing our talent. Happy employees result in great work. That’s why Synerzip provides a fun environment. We encourage our employees to grow in their career beyond their full-time client engagement and offer an appropriate work-life balance. Plus, we do interesting work involving the latest technology. Interested? Start your career with Synerzip today.