Founder and CEO of Positive Venture Group (Acquired by Consero)

Jason Burke

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Jason leads Consero’s Finance as a Service for venture-backed companies. Jason joined Consero in 2021 following the acquisition of Positive Venture Group based in Ottawa, Canada. After 20 years providing operational and financial expertise to rapidly growing companies, Jason co-founded Positive in 2016 with a Vision to help technology companies change the world! In 5 years, Positive leveraged a proven finance methodology and proprietary technology stack, to help its clients raise more that $600M USD including several successful exits.

Prior to founding Positive, Jason served as COO and CFO of Conversant IP Management (formerly MOSAID), Vice President Finance and Principal Accounting Officer at AVID Technologies in Burlington Massachusetts, and as CFO of IBM’s Business Analytics Division where he oversaw the operations and integration of major portions of IBM’s $5 Billion acquisition of Cognos where Jason had held increasingly senior finance positions, including CFO over his 8 years with the company. Prior to Cognos, Jason became a Canadian Chartered Accountant and U.S. Certified Public Accountant while working with Deloitte in Ottawa.

Most Tech CEO’s start a company based on their passion for a technology or a product that they want to bring to market, 90% of these firms fail not because the idea is not sound…but because business gets in the way! Partnering with Consero provides a strategic finance outsource partner to remove common business distractions, enabling successful outcomes for Management teams and Investors!"

Consero FaaS: Disrupting the Outdated Traditional F&A Model

Transformation
  • Cash to GAAP conversion
  • Clean-up work
  • Interim oversight & support
  • Accounting software Implementation

Build it Yourself Solution

  • CFO / Interim CFO
  • Consultants / VARs

Consero FaaS Solution

  • CFO / Interim CFO
  • or Consero Interim CFO
  • Consero Setup/Transformation
Ongoing F&A
  • Monthly financials
  • Daily accounting support
  • Management reporting
  • Integrate add-on acquisitions

Build it Yourself Solution

  • CFO
  • Controllers & Accounting Team
  • Enterprise Accounting Applications

Consero FaaS Solution

  • CFO
  • or Consero Fractional CFO
  • Consero FaaS Enterprise F&A Software and Services

New PE Platform Investment F&A Challenges

Founder Owned Company Accounting:
  • Existing accounting done on a cash/hybrid basis
  • Run on SMB accounting software and other disparate applications
  • Inability to produce auditable financials
  • Lack of know-how to develop projections & KPIs
  • No consistency/structure to customer contracts
  • Underqualified staff
  • Non-scalable manual processes
Carve-Out Accounting:
  • Required to move off parent company accounting applications in a timely fashion
  • Have to build an entire F&A team
  • No documented operational policies and procedures
To Optimized Finance & Accounting:
  • Monthly financials available in 5-10 business days
  • Audit and diligence ready support details
  • Integrated enterprise grade accounting software
  • Budget and forecast reporting
  • Business KPIs
  • Efficient & scalable processes for rolling in add-ons