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The Brenner Group Becomes Armanino

A year and a half ago The Brenner Group joined forces with Armanino, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing accounting and consulting firms. As time moved on, I realized it was a natural evolution to fully integrate into Armanino to achieve the most value for our clients and our people. Our clients have been enjoying the horsepower of a top 20 accounting firm behind The Brenner Group, and our employees started working with some of the smartest finance, accounting, tax and consulting professionals out there.

I am excited to announce that The Brenner Group is officially becoming Armanino LLP effective June 1, 2017.

Our name will be changing, but our highly personalized approach and relationship with our clients will not. We will continue providing companies with hands-on financial leadership through our interim management, executive recruiting, restructuring, and turnaround services. The change allows for full company lifecycle financial services, from start-up to enterprise level, offering seamless integration with Armanino’s end-to-end back office solutions, including bookkeeping, payroll, HR consulting and recruiting, cloud-based accounting technology solutions, and financial reporting. We will also be able to offer a full suite of technology solutions to support company growth; such as budget & forecasting, valuation and cap table management services, business reporting & analytics, as well as ERP. Additionally, the firm will offer a wide range of tax solutions (including international and state tax), and deep expertise in M&A and of course audit solutions.

Our Restructuring practice helps companies preparing for downside eventualities to better understand their options, prioritize them, and drive toward the most effective outcome for stakeholders involved. Our restructuring experts will be joining forces with the Corporate Finance professionals at Armanino, allowing them to fully maximize liquidity or monetarization processes as part of the restructuring or turnaround process.

Our executive search team has placed hundreds of top executive financial profiles at growing companies over the years, placing mainly CFOs, directors of finance and controllers in full time roles. This group will now work with Armanino and Brenner Group clients in a seamless way, weather you need someone for a few hours a month, full-time for 6 months, or for the next 20 years.

I am thrilled to share this news with you and truly appreciate the partnership we have built together, and I look forward to next chapter of growth and success in the years ahead!

To learn more about this deal or about Armanino LLP, click this link to press release.

Andries Verschelden is CEO of The Brenner Group

May 10, 2017 at 10:31 am Leave a comment

The CFO Who Cried Wolf

The Brenner Group recently surveyed its CFO and controller consultants to measure their confidence in the technology startup market. The results paint a fairly optimistic picture, although colored with a continued sense of caution.


November 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Is it really startup Armageddon out there?

Last week our CFOs and controllers responded to 5 simple questions on the market sentiment here in Silicon Valley. As much as our consultants acknowledge we are going through somewhat of a correction, and specifically the fundraising environment has become more stringent on early stage companies, they don’t see the sky falling down any time soon. In fact there was more optimism in the beginning of Q2 2016 than we saw at the beginning of Q1 2016. (more…)

May 20, 2016 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

Five commandments for Unicorns to survive the new fundraising normal

1. You will cut costs, and your cash flow will set you free.
This one seems obvious but couldn’t be further from it. In an environment where all you were focusing on was market share, it is painful to switch to profitability. Just remember all of the talk on a correction becomes noise once you don’t need further funding.

2. You will not take dirty term sheets.

April 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

2016 Fund Raising Environment: Valuation Corrections

Having worked with thousands of private VC backed companies since 1987, The Brenner Group (TBG) has seen all the cycles imaginable over the past 30 years. Feels like we are in one now: a tough financing cycle where valuations are under pressure and institutional capital from top-tier VCs is much harder to come by than just a few short months ago. (more…)

March 29, 2016 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Executive Search Team Says “I DO!”

Together ever after, the premier executive finance professionals group in the San Francisco Bay Area.

September 1st was a very festive day for us. Armanino LLP, one of the top 1% of accounting firms in the country, decided to join forces with us. Our clients started enjoying the horsepower of a top 20 accounting firm behind The Brenner Group, and our employees started working with some of the smartest finance, accounting, tax and consulting professionals out there. (more…)

November 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

The Brenner Group Joins Armanino

I have some very exciting news to share!  After nearly 30 years of building The Brenner Group into one of Silicon Valley’s most well-known and respected professional services firms, we have found a strategic partner to continue to grow the business, and provide succession planning for our leadership team. (more…)

August 10, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

The Brenner Group Website Garners Award

Graphic Design USA has recognized our website design firm, Michael Patrick Partners, in its recent American Graphic Design Awards.  The accolade for The Brenner Group’s website is one of seven awards bestowed upon MPP. (more…)

October 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment


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