I grew up in my father's restaurants and worked there from when I was old enough to reach over the counter through college. My cofounder, Mike, also grew up in a small business family where his parents ran a home security business. We never understood how systemic the issue of managing finances and cash flow was for growing businesses, until we got out in the real world. Especially when I started my outsourced CFO firm, and for every single client, I needed to build them a financial model and cash flow forecast because 90% of them didn't have one, and the 10% that did, had models that were essentially useless.
Living in spreadsheet hell trying to build countless models, manage clients, get new clients, teach my clients how to use the models, develop reporting packages, and still provide my clients with what they really needed - strategic and operational expertise - was not a fun way to live. When I studied the market for a tool I could use, the ones that existed barely scratched the surface of what a growing business needs, not to mention none of them were started by CFOs.
I knew I needed to build something better. Too many businesses have failed because they didn’t have the time, tools, or expertise to take control of their finances, and I made it my mission to do something about it.
Founder & CEO
A lifelong entrepreneur and finance professional, Fady was born in Amman, Jordan and immigrated as a child to in St. Louis, MO where he worked in his father's restaurants through college. After graduating with a double major in Finance and Accounting, Fady worked in FP&A at Boeing in Seattle, WA and then moved to Chicago,IL to launch his outsourced CFO firm which gave him the need for Clockwork.
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Mike grew up with a first hand account of the challenges running a small business as his parents owned and operated a home security business. After attending the University of Illinois for Finance, Mike spent 12+ years in corporate and investment banking, becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst. Clockwork was born after combing Fady and Mike's experiences.
Located in Seattle, WA, Alex started his career as a Financial Analyst for hedge funds and family offices after majoring in Finance as a collegiate athlete. After thousands of hours of financial modeling in Excel, Alex found his calling in Fintech starting as the first Fathom employee in the U.S. When he's not building Clockwork, you can usually find him in the mountains climbing or skiing.
As the Director of Engineering at Clockwork, Brian brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout his career, Brian has held a variety of lead developer/engineer positions in Real Estate (with NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy), Accounting, and Professional Services firms including with KPMG.
Chad grew up in Maryland and still lives in the Annapolis area. He studied Finance and has been in B2B sales for the past 4 years working closely with accounting and bookkeeping professionals working in his previous roles at Paychex and Heartland. Out of the office, you'll find him playing tennis or pickleball with his fiancé, playing golf, or on the water with friends and family.
Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, Nick started his career off in operations and then eventually transitioned into the B2B sales space, which he has now been a part of for the past 5 years. Most recent positions were with Paychex and Heartland in the payroll space. In his spare time, you can find him on the golf course, at breweries, or in Mexico.
Armen is the current VP of Sales at Drift with over 20 years of international software sales and sales leadership experience, having taken multiple businesses from zero to scale: LogMeIn (IPO), GrabCad (acquired by Stratasys), and Dyn (acquired by Oracle). He knows what it takes to build high-performing sales organizations, and has been an incredible asset to Clockwork as we scale.
Growing up in Quebec, Canada, Hugues was always curious about how things worked. This led to a journey to connect technology with humans to make us smarter through design. St. Louis, MO is where home is with his wife, their boys, and a chocolate lab, Marcel. He loves the outdoors whether playing rugby, scuba diving, skiing, biking, or... just sitting on a terrace and enjoying some delicious wine!
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