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Steven Lord

Steven leads Burkland’s Fintech practice, serves as our Chief Learning Officer and is the head of our New York office.

Steven Lord is a Fractional CFO with Burkland. He leads Burkland’s Fintech practice and also serves as our Chief Learning Officer.

Steven has led, founded and managed companies in the financial technology, brokerage/asset management, and SaaS/publishing sectors in Europe and in the United States. His 25-year career as an entrepreneur and senior executive in both public and private companies equips him with an extensive understanding of strategic capital formation, financial modeling, operational efficiencies, restructuring and turnaround management, and M&A.

Steve has served as a senior consultant and interim CFO for companies across a broad range of sectors and sizes, and was an early adopter/proponent of cryptocurrencies & blockchain applications. He brings particular expertise to clients in the fintech, content/media & SaaS industries.

Steve has served as an expert witness for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is active in disaster relief missions as a Civil Air Patrol liaison officer to FEMA’s Region II. He holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

Among the clients for which Steve has provided strategic consulting CFO services are mobile event company MeetingPlay, career path platform Landit, and commodities trading disruptor Waybridge.