Janet is a self-proclaimed Jersey girl who relocated to Atlanta in 2005, with more than 25 years of finance expertise under her belt. Having worked as an investment banker, startup executive, and investor throughout her career, she enjoys starting with companies in the small business stage and working with them as they grow to reach the next level of success. With a masters degree in accounting, she’s most valuable when she’s providing a mix of strategic insight and tech-based finance solutions for the growing businesses in her care. Now a resident of Milton, Georgia with her husband and four children, she’s still an avid fan of the Yankees and Giants — so don’t even think of trying to convert her!
Todd Serulneck runs the Charlotte office of Acuity where he specializes in providing expert finance and accounting services for small and medium-sized SaaS and consumer product businesses. He helps his clients accelerate growth, increase profitability, improve the value of their company, and achieve their business objectives. With experience as a division CFO at Walmart, and financial advisor to Office Depot, Pfizer, and Harvard Medical School, he excels at corporate finance for companies in a variety of industries and company sizes. Todd is also a strong believer in giving back to the community and those who serve our country, and is a volunteer mentor to veterans, providing free consultations to the earliest stage companies during his complementary CEO office hours.
Cooper is a bonafide jack of all trades. As a financial modeling master, scuba diving guru, and party promotion extraordinaire, he lives by one simple rule: Focus on the potential for success rather than the possibility for failure. Also a founding member of the team that created the first commodity exchange-traded funds (ETF), Cooper is most proud of being involved in starting a variety of innovative asset management companies and providing commodity financial content for TV. He's also really great at figuring out what the other party really wants — whether it's about asset management or football tailgate parties. When he’s not at work, he loves to travel, geek out about Spanish and astronomy, and study both commodity markets and Korean BBQ with equal voracity.
A Midwest girl at heart who loves being in the South, Melissa is a fractional CFO with over 15 years of experience working with companies in various industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, retail, restaurants, technology, fintech, and cryptocurrency. As a CFO, she has the opportunity to work with amazing companies on their largest financial opportunities and challenges. With extensive financial due diligence, she enjoys when the Acuity team adds value to their clients and helps them achieve their financial strategy and goals.
David learned the nuts and bolts of accounting the hard way — as the owner of D&D Cookie Company, a baking business he started with his sister in their mom’s kitchen. Always keeping track of the money flow, they paid rent and utilities and accounted for every penny earned and spent. Now, he uses that expertise — and years of listening to the financial needs of his clients — to make sense of the complex problems that come his way. Most valuable when he gets to exercise his experience and skillset, he loves yielding tangible results so that the companies he collaborates with can reach their goals. When he’s not at work, he’s got a very specific list of things he likes: his wife, his children, his bulldogs, and bourbon on the rocks on any given Saturday in the fall.
Graham is a North Carolina BBQ loving native who has been in the Atlanta area for several decades. Having spent much of his career in the tech industry, he’s an expert in hyper growth, raising equity, and working with banks for venture debt, which allows him to point out the pitfalls and issues that are to be expected when businesses are on the growth path. He also has experience with product line, managing sales, support, resellers, and development for an entity along with IT, finance, administration, and legal, which gives him a unique view of an operation and provides the groundwork needed to understand the interdependencies between the disciplines. When not working on a financial model, he enjoys upland bird hunting, fly fishing and doing volunteer work.
Kerry brings to Acuity more than 20 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investing and portfolio company operations, having worked with more than 59 portfolio company investments. Kerry assists high growth companies with their business model refinement, strategic planning, fundraising, business development and financial and operational management. He has also held multiple leadership roles at operating companies, including Interim CEO, CFO, and COO, and has implemented financial and operational improvement initiatives at companies of various sizes and stages of development.
Armed with an economics and accounting degrees from Holy Cross College, Jose first got started at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a CPA for five years before receiving his MBA from Emory University. With extensive experience in venture and private equity backed technology companies in Boston and Atlanta markets, his expertise is in building high-performance teams, capital raising, debt financing, and transitioning companies successfully through sale negotiations to both strategic and private equity buyers. Jose also excels at capital and debt financings projects, providing financial management expertise to clients and driving business decision making. When he’s not at work, he enjoys traveling with his wife Melanie, the beach, and committing to his lifetime goal of always playing good golf.