CUPERTINO, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brenner Group®, Silicon Valley's leading provider of interim financial management, restructuring services, business valuations, and financial advisory services for the venture capital community, announced today that Mark Thompson has been appointed Consumer Technology Practice Leader for the firm's Interim Finance & Accounting Group. The Consumer Technologies practice will focus on supporting all venture-backed web-based B-to-C companies including SaaS, social media, mobile, payment and financial services, gaming, and related technologies and applications. Services offered for Consumer Technology companies include interim and part-time CFOs and controllers, restructuring assistance, 409A valuations and financial advisory.
"Mark is the perfect leader for our Consumer Technologies practice, with a strong technology aptitude and deep experience in SaaS, mobile, and consumer Internet business models," said Wes Rose, SVP, The Brenner Group. "Silicon Valley remains the leader in consumer technology funding, and we're very fortunate to have Mark as our point person with the venture capital community who will expand on The Brenner Group's long-time support of this sector."
Prior to joining The Brenner Group, Thompson spent 18 years in various senior technology finance roles including CFO at Spark Networks, Pay By Touch, Vectiv and MarketTools. Additionally, Thompson held senior financial positions at PeopleSoft, Chiron and Chevron.
Thompson received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
"Mark would make an ideal CFO for any early-stage consumer facing technology company," said David Siminoff, Chief Investment Officer of Thompson Peak Capital and former General Partner of Venrock. "He has repeatedly demonstrated keen understanding of the evolving demands of the venture community, and what early-stage technology companies need to do and how they need to position themselves to successfully attract customers and grow, as well as approach venture funding sources."
For more information about The Brenner Group's Interim Financial Management, please visit http://www.thebrennergroup.com/interim-management
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The Brenner Group (http://www.thebrennergroup.com) is one of the technology community's leading diversified professional services firms. Our core offerings include interim financial management, restructuring services, business valuations, and financial advisory services. Since 1987, more than 1,000 companies have trusted The Brenner Group with their finance and accounting needs. With more than 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, The Brenner Group is every technology company's best option for total financial and accounting guidance.
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