Dipak’s proven financial acumen, learned in the trenches of fast-growing startups and at the helm of finance for a multi-billion-dollar enterprise, explains why he has so much success advising multi-million-dollar companies. This battle-tested executive is a strategic thinker who draws from experience to identify and build business solutions before most others even know they have a problem. His Southern California clients benefit from his two decades of executive experience serving in roles such as CFO, Vice-President, Treasurer, Director, and Controller across many industries in both small and large, public and private corporations. Dipak's passion for working with entrepreneurs and business owners is a natural fit with his role as Partner and Certified B2B Exit®️ Advisor at B2B CFO. .. SEE MORE
Dipak has helped numerous businesses increase company value by improving revenue and profits, increasing cash flow, raising capital, and obtaining bank loans and lines of credit. At a $4 billion company where Dipak led Finance and Accounting for the whole enterprise, he learned how to think strategically and execute with excellence for superior results. He was successful at collaborating with peers outside of the finance organization, drawing out diverse viewpoints to develop the best solutions for the business, leading to multi-million-dollar profit improvements. He also negotiated and secured a $125 million line of credit with a major national bank.
As a financial leader and trusted advisor to owners and CEOs of many companies, he has been instrumental in moving the needle for their businesses:
>> Over 200% increase in net income for a Silicon Valley technology design and manufacturing company through focused efforts on accurate product costing which enabled pricing recommendations that were competitive yet increased margins.
>> Sustained revenue and profit increases raised the technology company’s value, resulting in a $226 million acquisition of the business.
>> 500 basis point improvement in gross margins to 27% for an Orange County technology company through improved financial discipline and strategic pricing moves.
>> Secured $20 million of product development funding for a telecom company.
Dipak is an experienced leader, having coached and motivated teams as small as 5 and as large as 160. He is also skilled at managing relationships with banks, investors, auditors, and regulatory agencies.
Dipak had enjoyed playing soccer while growing up in the UK and his skills were rewarded with a soccer scholarship at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. After graduating with a double major in business and accounting, Dipak began his career in Atlanta at a time of rapid growth. He joined a $12 billion consumer products and building products company, and quickly moved up to financial management roles. While working full time, he also attended graduate school to earn a Master’s degree in Finance from Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
The innovation and creativity of Silicon Valley drew Dipak to California, and he spent 10 years leading the finance teams at entrepreneurial technology companies. He left the technology industry when he was lured to a $4 billion food retail company, where the company also invested in sending him to the Food Industry Executive Program at USC Marshall School of Business. After 8 years at the food retail company, Dipak was recruited to serve as CFO of a water and power utility where he was instrumental in securing a credit rating upgrade on $96 million of utility bonds.
Dipak now lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife and two children. He works hard for his clients to produce superior results for their businesses. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching children’s soccer teams, taking long walks with his dog, and staying in shape through cycling, yoga, and golf.