Leslie is the Founder and President of CFO As You Grow. Leslie Horton created the CFO As You Grow and CFO For Exits designed for Northern California and Nevada executives/business owners who seek outside guidance in several key areas.
Ms. Horton is a successful entrepreneur, business strategist, business development expert, CFO and an M&A Advisor. Leslie has worked with Fortune 500 firms such as Bay Networks, Advanced Micro Devices and Apple Computer, as well as small and early stage companies.
Select accomplishments include:
Raising/facilitating $100+ Million in two public offerings, in funding through private placement with angel investors and venture capitalists, conducting a US and European road show and serving as a key contributor on two public offerings.
Creating innovative business development campaigns such as the one that accelerated revenue achievement via a server platform client’s “Who’s Who” customer advisory board and another for a hardware solution for backups. She has opened doors or strengthened the relationships for clients with such Fortune 500 companies as Google, Home Depot, Chevron, IBM, Juniper Networks among others .
Spearheading mergers & acquisitions to ensure rapid traction, market success and achieve shareholder objectives. She has negotiated with Fortune 500 firms while representing small clients from several industries including construction, high technology, manufacturing, specialized plastics and professional services.
Leslie is an executive, entrepreneur, CPA, M&A Advisor (DRE #00941805 ) and a published journalist.
Leslie Horton completed her undergraduate work at CSU Northridge and received her MBA from Santa Clara University and graduated summa cum laude in both programs.