Lary Kirchenbauer’s career is remarkably diverse as a result of his experience as a commercial and investment banker, venture capital partner and investor, as well as several intensive and high growth CFO / COO / CEO roles. He founded a merchant bank and has served as the Managing General Partner of a $35MM venture capital fund as well as an EVP and CFO of a high growth, consumer products company that grew from $5 million to over $125 million in a little more than 5 years. Lary has raised over $200 million for emerging businesses, working extensively within the consumer, food processing, wine, manufacturing, and professional services industries.
Throughout his career, Lary has provided clear, unbiased and direct counsel to CEO’s successfully building their companies. He has been a CEO and a key member of several executive leadership teams. His diverse career is notable for the unique perspective he obtained by occupying most of￼ the seats around the conference table in his capacity as an investor, lender, borrower, partner, principal, advisor, director, officer, intermediary, owner and employee. Click on the View Resume box for more about Lary’s background.
Most recently, Lary was the Practice Leader for the Moss Adams’ Business Advisory Group in the Bay area, specializing in strategic planning, growth and capital strategy, ownership transition, management succession, and financial advisory services for privately owned and family-controlled businesses. Moss Adams LLP ranks as the 12th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States.
Lary currently has written a regular column, entitled “Building a Business”, for more than 5 years for the North Bay Business Journal, which until late 2012, was an affiliate of the New York Times. He also has spoken extensively to business groups on the subjects of business growth and capital strategy, ownership transition and management succession.