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Frederick (Rick) Smith

Frederick (Rick) Smith

VP of Finance at Copper

Oakland, California

Highly organized and dedicated corporate finance professional with 10+ years of finance experience in the technology industry with firms ranging from venture-backed startups to large international public corporations. Proven record of the following:
· Develop business partnerships with executive team and business leaders to plan and execute strategies that deliver predictable growth, enhanced operational performance and profitability.
· Creative problem solver with advanced financial modeling talents that can derive the big picture with attention to detail.
· Strong analytical skills and with ability to leverage technology to drive budget and forecast process improvement and provide insight into large complex data sets.
· Collaborative leader with entrepreneurial mindset and excellent communication skills that transform planning, financial analysis and business intelligence reporting to positively impact financial performance.

Strategic Planning ⦁ Budgeting & Forecasting ⦁ Business Modeling, Analysis and Decision Support ⦁ Business Analytics and Performance Metrics ⦁ Management Reporting ⦁ Finance Leadership ⦁ Sales Operations & Business Development ⦁ US GAAP and Accounting Management ⦁ Executive Communications ⦁ Systems Integration ⦁ M&A Support


  • Director of FP&A (Copper)
  • Financial Consultant (Engine Yard Holdings)
  • Manager, FP&A (Navis)
  • Financial Consultant (Aerospike, Inc.)
  • Director FP&A (Engine Yard)
  • VP of Finance (Copper)


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