Edward Farias is an operating partner and CFO with more than 20 years of experience in finance and operations management with SaaS, technology, professional services, and media companies. He has been involved in more than a dozen acquisitions with a total enterprise value approaching $1billion. He brings expertise in finance operations and leadership to our portfolio companies, helping them in all aspects of the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance, and data analytics. Edward serves as Chief Financial Officer of Spotlight’s portfolio companies Nicus and Scalegrid.
Prior to joining Spotlight, Edward served as CFO at PE-backed Talent Systems, an entertainment technology platform powering the casting industry. He helped build the business through rapid growth, both organically and through multiple acquisitions, and was instrumental in developing its data initiative leading to the development of its key performance indicators. Before Talent Systems, Edward held finance leadership role at PE backed LRW (now Material+). During this time Talent Systems and LRW, Edward steered successful private equity sale and raised capital in the form of debt and equity. Edward also served as CFO for Added Value, a Brand Consultancy within the WPP network, the largest global media conglomerate.
Edward graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA degree in History and Accounting. In his free time, he enjoys cooking with his daughter and finding gems on Netflix. An avid futbol (soccer) fan and of Argentinian decent, he’s currently basking in Argentina’s recent World Cup triumph.