Mike Whitmire is the co-founder and CEO OF FloQast, a close management software company that helps rapidly growing companies, particularly pre-IPO and public companies, close their monthly financial books with greater accuracy and speed.
Mike started his career as an accountant at one of the Big Four, and then worked in the accounting department of Cornerstone OnDemand, a high flying software company where he helped prepare the company for its IPO.
From these experiences, Mike was inspired and motivated to leave the accounting profession and found a company focused on automating and improving the accuracy of accounting operations, moving it from a world of thousands of spreadsheets and pages of checklists to modern software.
Seven years later, FloQast is an emerging leader in close management software with over 1000 customers, including many public companies and late-stage, pre-IPO private companies such as The Golden State Warriors, Yelp, Zoom, and Lyft.
I learn more about how FloQast helps pre-IPO startups and public companies, close their monthly financial books with greater accuracy and speed. Mike makes the mundane world of audit workflow management to the cloud and amortization reconciliation sound exciting by sharing his story and the problems that the business solves in a language that everyone can understand.
Mike also shares how for the 4th year in a row, FloQast has been named one of LA Business Journal’s top companies to work at, ranking #1 overall for tech companies.
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