Cordia, along with Baker Tilly, ClearView Group, Wells Fargo and BDO, sponsored the latest Tech Council of Maryland’s Financial Executive Forum breakfast on May 9, 2017, at the Bethesda Marriott. The topic, "Raising Capital in Today's Economy," was led by a panel of experts made of up of financial executives from diverse backgrounds, inlcuding: David Samuels, Chief Financial Officer at Dr. First; Steve Shallcross, Chief Financial Officer at Synthetic Biologics; and Parag Sheth, Director of the Maryland Venture Fund.
With the transition to the Trump administration, change is coming rapidly in the form of legislative proposals, regulations (or repeal thereof), and policy statements. The panel discussed how the new environment will affect the ability of tech companies to raise the capital they need to grow. The panel was made up of our own Maryland technology companies, who were able to talk about their recent successes and challenges in raising capital amid this shifting ground and specifically relevant to the Maryland business environment.
Several of the finance and accounting recruiters from the team at Cordia Resources attended the event, including Tom Williams, who commented, “This panel provided exceptional insights into the challenges and opportunities for VC-backed companies in the current political environment. It was excellent to gain the perspective of VC-backed companies operating here in Maryland, and the topics we covered are relevant not only to VC-backed companies, but especially to our Maryland business community."
About Financial Executives Forum
Part of the Tech Council of Maryland, the Financial Executives Forum is devoted to peer-to-peer connections and programs that highlight the latest topics of interest for the region’s leading business and financial executives. FEF encourages participants to connect as well as learn from some of the area’s preeminent executives, policymakers and thought leaders. To find out more about the Financial Executives Forum and to register for upcoming events, please visit the Maryland Tech Council website.
About Cordia Resources
Cordia Resources is a leading recruiting, professional staffing and executive search firm specializing in placing accounting, finance, human resources and contract administration professionals throughout the Washington metropolitan area. As part of the Cordia Partners services platform with access to an unmatched pool of talented accounting professionals, we provide expert financial recruiting and staffing solutions to our clients in both the commercial and not-for-profit markets, including government contacting, professional services, technology, hospitality, real estate, and more. Visit us at www.cordiaresources.com.
About Cordia Partners
Cordia Partners is the leading provider of CFO advisory, financial and technology consulting, executive search, recruiting & staffing, and outsourced accounting services in the Greater Washington area. Visit us at www.cordiapartners.com.