Understanding the financial metrics of your business is crucial for an entrepreneur. On July 21st StartUP FIU and some of Miami’s most seasoned entrepreneurs will lead a workshop designed to help startups develop financial discipline, structure a deal with an investor and grow your company without outside funding.
Join J. Russell Frawley III, Nate Vasel and Joel Gandara as they teach you how to create and build an effective financial model that moves of your business forward.
J. Russell Frawley III
J. Russell Frawley III is the founder of Frawley & Co. PLLC, a certified public accounting firm licensed and insured in the State of Florida, and committed to providing value-added, specialized accounting, tax and advisory services primarily to early-stage companies, entrepreneurs and investors. For Russell, it has always been about his passion for accounting.
Russell has 25 years of experience and began his career working for public accounting firms providing auditing, tax and accounting services to clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He progressed into private industry, where he held global accounting and financial reporting roles of increasing responsibility in companies such as Burger King, Lennar and Beckman Coulter.
Joel Gandara is an FIU Honors College alumni who graduated with a bachelor's in International Relations while minoring in Business Administration. During college, Joel founded a small underwear and swimwear business and today that business has grown to own 16 independent brands as well as several multi-brand websites in this industry.
Realizing that growth would best be accomplished via acquisitions of competitors in his space, Joel formed Morro Capital, which has successfully acquired 8 businesses in less than 4 years.
Experienced PE and VC professional. Previously an Associate with Thompson Street Capital, focused on tech-enabled services. Co-founded the WashU chapter of the InSITE Fellowship. Graduated with a JD/MBA from WUSTL specializing in Finance & Entrepreneurship.