Kira Spivak, Founder and CFO
Kira Spivak, the founder of VenturePack CFO Solutions, has been easing the minds of CEOs and their investors over 20 years in Denver/Boulder, Colorado, and beyond. Kira has been working successfully for herself as an outsourced CFO since 2005. As financial technology evolved, Kira designed VenturePack CFO Solutions in order to deliver a high-quality accounting department affordably to her small and mid-sized business clients.
Kira's voracious appetite for learning and her love of a challenge is evident in her career path, which began in law firms at 17 years old, prior to joining an acquisition investment/management team that managed portfolio company investments, such as Yellow Cab of Denver, SuperShuttle and the Vail/Beaver Creek Jet Center. The same team later formed an SBIC fund where Kira held positions as controller and financial analyst and where she interviewed hundreds of fascinating entrepreneurs. Ms. Spivak went on to gain mergers and acquisitions experience as a senior financial analyst and a buy-side representative for an investment bank. As an outsourced CFO, Ms. Spivak advised and negotiated a management buyout for a client company in the construction industry, which she then served as a part-time CFO as it quadrupled in size to $35 million in revenues and 200+ employees. From 2018 to 2023, another client of Kira's went from $.5M in revenue to a run rate of $18M with sole accounting department support from VenturePack.
Kira is a contributor to CFO Magazine, Mastercard's "Innovative" blog for businesses, and has been recognized as an industry expert in digital media and print (American Express, Citibank, Sports Global Source, Snews). Ms. Spivak recently enjoyed being a panel speaker on "Business Divorces" at Fort Collins start-up week and enjoys tough topics.
When she's not taking care of her clients, connecting with the business community, and motivating her team, she can most likely be found outside, biking, skiing, climbing, hiking, and playing music and sports with her adult kiddos and friends, son and daughter. Kira is an active community member in the mountain community of Leadville, Colorado. In 2020, Kira started Leadvillain Music 501c3 to support live music post-pandemic and bring access to adults and children in rural communities.
Ian Arreola, Controller
Accounting education is one thing; understanding the world of entrepreneurs is another, and Ian has both. A Colorado native, Ian cut his teeth in the restaurant industry, where he developed an appetite for working with partners to launch new businesses. At VenturePack, Ian embraces day-to-day accounting management and personally enjoys exposure to multiple companies and their varied business models.
In today's world, accounting is fast becoming a software sport, and Ian is a star at making use of the latest technology and managing all the associated support calls and headaches. Mr. Arreola likes to be in the trenches, while understanding that whatever improvements he makes in one client's process means he's improved it for the entire practice. He has been voted the most patient member of the VenturePack team for six years in a row! Our small biz clients also enjoy customized QuickBooks training with Ian.
Ian is an athlete in his spare time, with a passion for soccer. Aside from healthy competition, Ian is also actively involved in the community with various volunteer programs, including the Denver Asset Building Coalition. Ian holds his Bachelor's in Ancient History and an MBA and Master of Accounting Degree from the University of Colorado Denver.