Carmen Cerrelli

Accounting & CFO Advisory Partner

Carmen Cerrelli combines her drive for excellence and her deep desire to help others with over 20 years of experience to bridge the gap for her clients. As a past client of the firm and employee in the start-up world, she understands the complexities first hand.  Carmen works side-by-side with both her clients and peers, earning trust and guiding her clients and transitioning her vast knowledge. 

Carmen’s expertise includes: 

  • team building and leadership training  
  • managing start-up operations 
  • accounting and business processes 
  • global system implementation and conversion 
  • financial reporting and reporting for Board of Directors 
  • acquisition and divestitures 
  • stock option and equity accounting 
  • audit and due diligence preparation 
  • strategic and operational planning 
  • budgeting, international operations, and consolidation (domestic and foreign) 
  • expertise in the SaaS industry (Software as a Service) 
  • contracts management 
  • sales compensation planning 
  • FAR management and SBIR proposals 
  • human resources assistance, compliance and staff training 
  • payroll management 

Prior to joining Frank, Rimerman, Carmen was Head of Finance, HR and Administration Services. Before Vera Security, Carmen held CFO positions at Quantum 3D & Inxitu and was the Vice President of Finance and Support Services for Jasmine Networks. She is fluent in three languages including English, French and Italian. 

Precursory to working in Silicon Valley, Carmen held various finance roles in Canada, Italy, France, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Middle East while working for Nortel Networks. 

  • M.B.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.B.A. Columbia University
  • B.Com. McGill University, Canada
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)