John BeasleyPartner Partner
“Seasoned Executive in Business Growth”
John is a Consulting CFO with deep experience in startups, SaaS technology, and the cannabis industry. With more than 30 years of experience in early stage companies, John helps clients solve difficult issues and grow their businesses.
John earned his CPA after university and served as the controller of a medical group after which he became a managing consultant at Ernst & Young. He next developed skills for working with early stage startups as he directed the M&A team at a private equity- funded physician practice rollup where he helped grow the company from $0 to $100M in three years. John’s strong interest in startups led him to co-found the first Internet-based industrial chemical exchange. He led this company through four rounds of venture financing until it was sold to the Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the NYSE.
The cannabis industry became John’s focus in 2016, when he became the CFO of a cannabis manufacturer in Oakland, California. The extraordinary pace of revenue growth of the company, doubling every year, got John hooked and he’s been focused on cannabis ever since.
He has worked with cultivators, oil manufacturers, edible manufacturers, distributors, and dispensaries helping them get their financial statements in order, manage bookkeepers and other ordinary course of issues, select technology, manage cash, deal with banking challenges, and raise capital.
When it became apparent that we had to upgrade our software to a system that could handle track and trace, John helped us pick the right ERP solution that fit our budget and our workflow. The CFOs2GO team has been a vital addition that has helped strengthen our financial organization as we enter this stage of rapid growth.
– Emma Haskett, Senior Manager of Finance, Northern Emeralds