Two uncomfortable questions that resonate in the mind of a startup founder: “What do I do about legal and what do I do about Tax and Finance?”.
On the Tax and Finance side, we’ve always been big fans of Ernst & Young. They have a fantastic program that is designed to provide financial guidance where needed yet stay out of the founders’ way as required. This allows for unprecendented focus on the things that matter: Product and Users.
Today we welcome Matt Hodgson to the team. Not only did he lead this program at E&Y for the past few years, he led and advised the tax and financial strategy for many startups in the Canadian Space.
Just under a year ago, Matt, Devon and I discussed a future opportunity with Vidyard – one that has recently become much more realistic. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve brought him onboard for a full time executive positon.
Matt is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and Licensed Public Accountant (LPA) and has spent over seven years in Public Accounting as an Executive at Ernst & Young. His focus was on startups in the technology sector.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and Information Technology in addition to two diploma’s in both accounting and IT.
Without further ado, please welcome Matt Hodgson to the Vidyard squad! (Investors, please breathe a sigh of relief. Our financials are officially in good hands!)