Our Value

FloQast is close management software built by accountants for accountants so they can close faster and more accurately. We know how important Microsoft Excel and the General Ledger are in your day to day, which is why we built FloQast to seamlessly integrate with your existing systems and checklists to work the way your team does.  FloQast provides a single place to manage the close and give everyone visibility. It improves team alignment and is the future of the month-end close.

 

Our Team

Mike Whitmire

CPA, CEO & Co-Founder

As CEO and Co-Founder, Mike leads FloQast’s corporate vision, strategy and execution. Prior to founding FloQast, he was part of the accounting & finance team at Cornerstone OnDemand, a Software as a Service company in Los Angeles providing talent management software to Fortune 500 clients. He was the 5th accountant brought on to the team to help prepare for their IPO, develop a month-end close process and manage a rapidly growing accounting department.

Mike began his career in the audit practice at Ernst & Young in Los Angeles where he performed public company audits, opening balance sheet audits, cash to GAAP restatements, compilation reviews, international reporting, merger and acquisition audits and SOX compliance testing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Cullen Zandstra

CTO & Co-Founder

As CTO and Co-Founder, Cullen leads FloQast’s long-term technology vision and product execution. Prior to joining FloQast, Cullen developed digital solutions for MySpace and OneScreen Inc. His innovative products have been used by millions of concurrent users at Global 2,000 companies.

Chris Sluty

CPA, COO & Co-Founder

As COO and Co-Founder, Chris oversees customer setup and support. He works hands on with our new and existing clients to ensure their success in creating a faster, more accurate close process. Prior to joining FloQast, Chris was an Audit Manager at Rothstein Kass (acquired by KPMG), where he managed their largest client. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Todd Ellwood

VP of Sales

Todd is Vice President of Sales and oversees all direct and indirect Sales at FloQast. He joined the company from Dell where he set the strategic direction for the Dell Software Group’s systems management portfolio and earlier was the Worldwide Vice President of Sales for Endpoint Systems Management.  Todd joined Dell through the Quest Software acquisition where he was Division Vice President. He joined Quest through the acquisition of Aelita Software.  Todd has held sales leadership roles at Sterling Commerce, Information Dimensions and AT&T Information Systems. Todd holds a Bachelor’s degree from in Business Administration from Marshall University.

Lauren Akmaeva

VP of Finance

Akmaeva oversees daily operations of the Company’s finance, treasury, tax and accounting departments. She’s worked in the finance industry for more than a decade. Most recently, she served as corporate controller at TeleSign, a Los Angeles based software security company. In this capacity, Akmaeva managed the global consolidation, implementation and integration of ERP software platforms with the company’s internally developed billing system. Under her direction, she grew the accounting team from one bookkeeper and two accountants to a team of 10 professionals. Previously, she was also corporate controller for Los Angeles-based Mobile Messenger/Payvia, which provides mobile content subscriptions to users internationally.

Rob Feinstein

VP of Product

Rob oversees FloQast’s product strategy and go-to-market planning. He is a longtime B2B SaaS product management leader, having held product and general management roles at OutboundEngine, ReachLocal, Business.com, Monster.com and EarthLink. Prior to his product management career, Rob was an award-winning journalist, and later an advertising and planning executive at the Los Angeles Times. He holds an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College, a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Brown University.

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