Portrait of Renée Barnstone

Renée Barnstone

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Management Reporting & KPIs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Operations

Industry Experience

  • SaaS
  • Services & Technology
  • Data Analytics
  • Insurance

Recent Engagements

  • AI.Reverie
  • Awair
  • Chartio
  • Codepath.org
  • Neeva
  • Plutoshift

Education & Professional Certifications

Renée has extensive, diverse and global experience in CFO and COO roles with technology-focused, product-driven organizations. Her roles included numerous business transformations, multiple successful exits, and M&A, team development, merger integration and investor relations.

Before Burkland, Renée was the Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Zenfolio. She was their first CFO following the company’s spin-out from Art.com. There, she established all internal finance, HR and legal systems and processes, including Strategic Planning. She was instrumental in helping guide their first-time CEO and executive team through the rigors of a private equity environment, with a focus on strategy and communications.

She has served as Chief Financial Officer for seven companies and their subsidiaries. Included in her successful track record are CFO/COO roles with three successful exits, three carve-outs, ten significant acquisitions, several start-ups, and numerous debt and equity financings.

Renée has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Cum Laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (New Jersey). She has also served as a Board Advisor and Board Member at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.