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
Born in Amman, Jordan, raised in St. Louis, MO working in my father's restaurants through college. Led Strategy and FP&A for Boeing in Seattle, WA, ran an oil & gas consulting firm, and then moved to Chicago to launch an outsourced CFO firm. Started my first company at the age of 12 and never looked back.
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, I grew up with a first hand account of the challenges running a small business as my parents owned and operated a home security business for 20 years. From an early age, I developed a curiosity for entrepreneurship and finance. After spending 12+ years in corporate and investment banking, my world collided with Fady’s and Clockwork was born.
I grew up in Michigan, played college golf, and started my career as a Financial Analyst for hedge funds and family offices. After thousands of hours of financial modeling in spreadsheets, I found my calling in Fintech and never looked back. When I'm not building Clockwork, you can usually find me in the mountains climbing and skiing.
I started my career as a Programmer for a school district. Since then, I’ve held lead positions for companies in a variety of industries including real estate and multiple accounting and professional services firms. Outside of building Clockwork, I enjoy listening to music and watching sports.
Growing up in coastal Massachusetts, I got my start in the corporate world as a sophomore in college interning at a small commodities hedge fund. Fast forward 10 years and I’ve held sales positions at tech orgs ranging from bootstrapped startups, to high-growth SaaS rocket ships with $100s of millions in funding. Outside “the office” I'm happiest sailing, fishing and playing with my pup Indie.
I grew up in Maryland and still live in the Annapolis area. I studied Finance at Towson University and I've been in B2B sales for the past 4 years where I spent most of my time working closely with accounting and bookkeeping firms. Out of the office, you'll find me playing tennis or pickleball with my fiancé, playing golf, or on the water with friends and family.
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, I was always curious about how things worked. This led me on a journey to connect technology with humans to make us smarter through design. I have made St. Louis, MO my home with my wife, our boys, and our chocolate lab, Marcel. I love the outdoors whether it is to learn to play rugby, scuba dive, ski, bike, or... just sit on a terrace and enjoy some delicious wine!
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