Walt Spevak

Managing Director of Startup CFO Services

Walt Spevak is Managing Director of Burkland's Startup CFO Services practice.

Walt Spevak has over 30 years of business experience working with both startups and public companies, for-profits and nonprofits. He has worked with companies ranging in size from two-pizza teams to multi-thousand employees.

Prior to Burkland, Walt spent nearly two decades at Autodesk in various corporate roles. When Walt started at Autodesk the company employed less than 100 people and generated $9M in revenue. By the time he left to begin angel investing in the startup world it grown to to nearly 3,000 employees and almost $1B in revenue.

At Burkland, Walt is Managing Director of the Startup CFO Services practice which comprises over 30 fractional CFO team members across the US. The team provides strategic finance for over 200 US startups in verticals including SaaS, Healthcare, and Consumer.

Walt holds both a BA in Economics with honors and an MBA from Stanford University.

Outside of his role as a startup CFO at Burkland, Walt is an avid sailor, racing Laser dinghies in national and international competitions. Ask him anytime about growing up at Lake Okoboji, IA.

Education & Professional Certifications

  • Stanford University, MBA
  • Standford University, BA in Economics

Areas of Expertise

  • Analytics
  • Capital Raising
  • CFO Services for Startups
  • Consumer Business
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Modeling
  • Forecasting
  • Fundraising
  • Investor Relations
  • Management Reporting & KPIs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Outsourced CFO Services
  • Series Seed through C
  • Strategy

Industry Experience

  • SaaS
  • Healthcare
  • FinTech


  • Sailing