Ted Stann is a partner at CFOs4TEC, where he provides CFO services (accounting/finance best practices) to St. Louis’ tech community. He was previously CFO at TopOPPs, the industry leader in sales process management, and Gainsight, Silicon Valley’s fastest growing company. In those roles, Ted set up systems and internal controls for accounting, finance, HR, legal, and payroll; he also oversaw those operations for a combined 150+ employees. Under his guidance, TopOPPs’ investors saw an 18-month 500% return and Gainsight grew from $2MM to $200MM. Ted believes bringing a school like Kairos to south St. Louis, where he grew up, could disrupt the assumptions about education that have failed too many for too long. He’s advised over 100 companies through his fractional CFO work at Stann Financial, and he’s excited to provide similar oversight at Kairos: financial and accounting controls; salary studies and compensation recommendations; valuation of technology; and financial, accounting, budgetary, and HR strategy.
Ted has volunteered on the Parish Council and Capital Campaign Committee of St. Joseph Church, and he fundraises for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He also teaches startup metrics measurement as an adjunct professor at Washington University’s Olin School of Business. Ted holds a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Accounting from Bellarmine University and is a former Missouri State Handball Champion.