SPECIALISTS IN CREATIVE SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY FIRMS
WE HELP BUSINESSES GROW STRONG
We know we can do that for you because we've done it plenty of times before. We are CPA qualified on-demand CFOs with years of experience running businesses.
The CFO thing is what we do, it's not just an add-on service for someone that does tax returns. On top of CFO for rent, you also get access to our business network: advisory board members, business brokers, excellent bookkeepers, great suppliers, potential accounts staff and IT experts. You also get access to our seriously impressive network of clients and entrepreneurs. And we really enjoy cross-pollinating the ones we think are cool. And we only work with the cool ones these days.
CFO's don't actually have to sit at a desk and add bits of paper up anymore. We have some sexy BI tools that makes that stuff easy. The real value is getting us to organise things in a way that can help you the most. And then to make sure your information stays relevant for you by keeping a seasoned eye on things, for you.
At Green Spinach, we have all done our time in senior finance roles with some of Australia's biggest companies (for Anna the whole world), and we have all worked with some of the countries best business leaders on the shop floor. More importantly though, since then, we've done the hard yards with innovative and growing companies. This is where it's happening.
"Thomas brings big business best practice to small medium enterprise in a way that makes sense, is capable of implementation and most importantly, delivers results."
Michael Rodrigues CEO of Time Out Australia
"We first approached Thomas to help us set up systems for our production company. Within a few sessions we were up and running. His knowledge and passion for finance, and business as a whole, is infectious. In a short period of time he brought value to our business."
Brent Quincy Buchanan Founder of The Grindhouse
"We have referred Thomas to a number of clients where he has stepped in and assisted, as an interim CFO, as a project specialist and most recently on a number of occasions as a Xero guru. His deep knowledge of Xero, along with a comprehensive and hands on understanding of the financials that make a business tick, ensures he brings real objective value to the table. We really enjoy all of our interactions with Thomas and have absolute confidence in recommending him to others. He is one of those rare people you meet that provides enthusiasm and capability for building uncomplicated processes and procedures that add value, are robust and utilise great technology."
Nigel HarseFounder of The Rib Report
"I've been working with Thomas to develop a complete set of financials for a new investment round for our startup. He's met every brief perfectly and well ahead of schedule. He's also developed a new model we'll use for the next 5 years of our business. Seriously impressive."
Ben WebsterFounder of Insvrance.com
"It’s great to have someone that is independent, someone that’s not a business associate or with a similar type of business that I can bounce things off. Thomas prepared a financial model for my business. When we catch up we use it to test ideas and see how we think changes I make will impact the bottom line of different income streams. Working with Thomas has been invaluable to the growth of my business as well as my development as the CEO if the company."
Clint SlaterFoundr of Dance Studio Owners Association
Thomas is a clear, personal and no nonsense outsourced CFO. He understands the realities of small business and simply "gets it". We enjoy and value his contribution, which is very real and look forward to it continuing into the future.
Paul Nelson Brand Strategist & Managing Director of Brand Matters
If you truly want to understand how to break down your business by the numbers then this is by far the easiest and most cost effective way to do it. After spending some time working through the process our ability to project, budget and balance were significantly improved. Couldn't recommend more highly.
John CampCo-Founder of Quality Connex
"Thomas has made a massive difference to the Time Out Australia business and vindicated our decision to go with a CFO for hire! Careful, calm and thoroughly professional – just what a founder of a fast growing media business needs. In a short period we have re-engineered our reports into meaningful financial summaries, including how we capture the performance of particular business units and satellite cities. With Thomas’ support we have also fully integrated our CRM and accounts systems, creating new efficiencies and levels of accountability in the business."
Justin Etheridge CEO at Time Out Australia (now New York)
"Thomas is pivotal to the success of our company. His experience, insights and ability to assist via direct consultation has made a huge impact on our bottom line. Streamlining our processes and having us understand how to make more efficient use of our clients and our talents."
Cameron BarrieFounder of Bilue
"Thomas is one of those rare people you meet that provides enthusiasm and capability for building uncomplicated processes and procedures that add value, are robust and utilise great technology. When that is wrapped up with his CFO's skills and experience, he supports business owners and makes a positive difference to their businesses."