Erik is an operations-savvy CFO who enjoys employing finance to foster a company’s success and build shareholder value. He has more than 20 years of experience partnering with the management teams at companies ranging from pre-revenue to Fortune 500 to drive growth and to deploy resources efficiently. He has expertise in fundraising, forecasting, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, negotiations, system implementation, treasury, and corporate governance.
Prior to Burkland, Erik worked with startups and private equity-backed companies as the founder of Odla Financial. He helped his clients enhance their financial infrastructure, built forecasting tools, implemented controls, and assisted with acquisition activity including a successful exit.
Before founding Odla Financial, Erik was the Head of Finance for Atom Tickets where he built the finance and accounting team and raised $60 million in Series C funding. In his previous roles as the CFO at FMG and Investment Director at Syntek Capital (the Private Equity arm of a family office), he completed several acquisitions and divestitures and raised more than $300 million in venture and bank debt. Additional experience includes working in Strategic Planning at 20th Century Fox and as an investment banking analyst.