Our Story

In 2013, ScaleFactor founder and CEO Kurt Rathmann was determined to find a solution for the accounting problems he was facing as a CFO. He was on a quest to automate the painful, time consuming accounting tasks he and his team were forced to complete manually. In 2014, Kurt started ScaleFactor at his living room table. The company grew from one to four employees before the year’s end.

Today, ScaleFactor’s intuitive software automates accounting, tax and finance tasks to save business owners time and money. ScaleFactor’s team of finance, software development, marketing and sales professionals share a common goal: to empower business owners to make the best strategic and financial decisions.

Meet The Team

KURT RATHMANN, CPA

CEO & Founder

Kurt is a born and raised entrepreneur. He brings a diverse background measuring and growing businesses and functions as the Chief Everything Officer. He has a keen focus for growing revenue, refining operations and developing people. He is a news junkie, technological optimist, and has inherited the travel bug with a passion for exploring the world with his awesome wife.

DEREK FELDERHOFF

Director of People

As the first employee, Derek eats, breathes, and sleeps ScaleFactor. He is the Culture Warrior. He focuses on internal operations including cash flow, culture & HR, and facilities management; he is a true utility player and provides support wherever needed. When not at the office, the rest of Derek’s bandwidth is spent with his family, friends, & two dogs.

KRISTEN JOHNSON

Account Manager

Kristen is involved in all aspects of the client’s financial operations and focuses on integrating with client day to day operations. When she isn’t crushing requests for clients, she spends her time at CrossFit or in the outdoors. Kristen has an affinity for animals, especially cats, and is proudly known for it at ScaleFactor.

ANDREW MILLET, CPA

Director of Solutions

Andrew leads the ScaleFactor Services team of experts, overseeing all aspects of service delivery and related internal functions. Applying his background in Public Accounting, Andrew develops solutions which balance the unique needs and focused resources of growing businesses to empower their success. When not on the grind, Andrew can be found at one of his favorite music venues, running around Town Lake, or finding the next place to travel.

ZACH MILLER

Account Manager

Zach is responsible for delivering core support and CFO financial analysis. He is involved with taking new clients to a #stateofautomation. When he’s not crushing work and cold brew, Zach enjoys cooking and his Texas Longhorns. Zach can also be found spending time with his lovely wife, their infant son, and their “fur baby” German Shepherd.

ADAM SHARROW, CPA

Customer Success Manager

Adam is utilizing his financial consulting expertise to create a great customer experience from sales to service. He’s passionate about working with ScaleFactor Customers to curate a great experience when you work with ScaleFactor. When he’s not focused on ScaleFactor customer’s, Adam can be found on the golf course or enjoying Austin’s live music scene.

JIGAR PATEL, CPA

Account Manager

Jigar is responsible for delivering core accounting support, financial analysis, and CFO level solutions. He is a resident automation expert focused on the implementation process. When he is not busy coming up with clever hashtags like #stateofautomation, he enjoys watching films & TV shows from his vast media collection and spending quality time with his family and awesome wife.

MIKE BRYANT

Growth Manager

Mike is responsible for understanding client needs and matching them to the right ScaleFactor resources. When he’s not scribing engagement letters or taking credit for the delivery team’s work, he enjoys watching re-runs of the 2006 Rose Bowl, smoking competitive BBQ and welcoming the influx of new Austinites to his birthplace.

TAYLOR LESLIE

Financial Manager

Taylor is responsible for evaluating the monetary effects of potential business decisions for his clients. He assists businesses in aligning their strategic goals with their financial goals. Outside of the office, Taylor is most likely swimming at Barton Springs or buying unnecessary gear for the next camping trip with his family.

ROBERT MACNAUGHTON

Account Manager

Robert is responsible for delivering core services, financial analysis, and Controller level solutions. He also manages client on-boarding and implementation projects. When he’s not in the office performing financial ninja wizardry, Robert can be found on the soccer field, exploring new coffee shops with his beautiful wife, or heading to the mountains to snowboard any chance he gets.

BRIAN SIMMONS

Director of Products

Brian is responsible for building client facing products to present complex data in a simple, intuitive way. He focuses on customer needs working towards scalable, automated solutions that change the way businesses and growth companies make decisions. When he’s not developing FinTech’s next big idea, he enjoys traveling the globe with his wife in a quest to visit 50 different countries.

NAN JIANG

Financial Analyst

Nan is responsible for assisting the FP&A team in core client financial reporting and modeling. He also helps manage and refine the ScaleFactor project management platform. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing badminton in order to feel less guilty for eating a lot of Chick-fil-A. When he gets the chance, he enjoys going to the mountains to ski with friends.

SERGIO SALINAS, CPA

Tax Manager

Sergio is responsible for filing client tax returns, managing business compliance matters, performing tax research and developing the ScaleFactor tax department. When he’s not crunching tax returns, Sergio can be found jogging the trails, going to the lake, floating the river or having drinks with friends. He also loves to travel anytime he gets the chance.

KATE FALTIN

Account Analyst

Kate is responsible for delivering core services and financial analysis for all of her clients. She is involved in all areas of the client relationship with ScaleFactor, from on-boarding to managing their books & delivering monthly financial statements. Outside of the daily grind, Kate can be found stalking other people’s dogs at Zilker Park, finding new trails to hike or exploring the Austin music scene with her wonderful husband.

AMY FURR

Senior Marketing Associate

Amy manages ScaleFactor’s digital presence, from running this website to designing new ads, and everything in between. She’s frequently tasked with adjusting the company logo to accent all ScaleFactor gear—hats, shirts, even onesies—just right. If she’s not working, she’s probably outside, teaching her young pup and two cats new tricks, or practicing yoga.

MATTHEW CARTER

Senior Software Developer

Matthew is responsible for building intuitive software to help power small businesses. When not hacking away at something, he enjoys seeing scary movies with his wife and playing board games.

WILL LANDA

Account Analyst

Will’s responsibilities revolve around providing core services and consulting to clients across industries. He balances the daily grind, producing financials and managing customer relationships with organizing team building events that bring this ScaleFactor family closer together. Being new to Austin, he loves to explore – you can find him taking advantage of everything the city has to offer, like jogging the Greenbelt, searching for the best taco, or enjoying some live music.

PETER MYERS

Senior Software Developer

Peter spends his time writing code and managing the cloud resources that make up the ScaleFactor platform. When he can drag himself away from his computer screen, you’ll find him out hiking with his wife and dogs or over at the pool hall.

SHAYNE OLDMIXON

Senior Growth Associate

Shayne is responsible for delivering ScaleFactor solutions to the masses. He attributes his success to one of his mantras “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” When Shayne isn’t setting company records or making fun of Mike, he enjoys taking his boat out, skiing in the Rockies, and crossing the next trip off of his bucket list (all with his lovely wife, Megan).

KELLY PRICE

UI / UX Designer

Kelly brings the dev team’s code to life by designing all front-end aspects of the ScaleFactor platform. She designs for the user, translating complex financial data into digestible bites of information. Outside of the office, you can find her spending time with friends and enjoying all of the awesome things Austin has to offer. She also has two very adorable cats.

MORGAN PORTER

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Morgan is responsible for keeping the ScaleFactor ship afloat and on course for greatness by being Kurt’s second brain. She is an Arizona native with a love for sunshine and the outdoors. When she’s not busy at ScaleFactor she can be found diving into politics, walking her cat, or drinking craft beer with her boyfriend.

DOMINIQUE EDWARDS

Account Analyst

Dominique’s responsibilities involve providing recurring core solutions and consulting to her customers across a variety of industries. She focuses heavily on providing financial solutions and insights to her clients so they can focus on their success. When she’s not in your accounting file, Dominique enjoys playing with her fur baby Sophia, eating at one of Austin’s finest taco trucks, and rooting for her home team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

BRETT FOX

Growth Associate

Brett is responsible for educating the public on ScaleFactor solutions. He focuses on providing the best solutions possible for our customers by understanding their unique needs. When he’s not on the phone or listening to Shayne make fun of Mike, you can catch Brett and his girlfriend playing with their dog at Zilker Park, exploring the craft beer scene around Austin or trying to find pizza that compares to the Chicago Deep Dish he left behind to join us.

EMMANUEL RARANJE

Account Analyst

Emmanuel is originally from Tulsa and a recent graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio. The city of Austin has been an exciting change for him. He enjoys kayaking on the river, traveling with his girlfriend and puppy, exploring the city’s outdoor gems, and eating at Yelp’s 50 top food trucks.

DANIEL CROY

Junior Software Developer

Daniel spends his time writing solution-driven code for ScaleFactor and trying to juggle too many hobbies outside of the office. If he’s not behind his desk working on one of many projects, you can probably find him outdoors enjoying the sunshine with friends and family.

FLOYD

Office Cat

Floyd is the neighbor cat and has no shame calling the team or our office home. He normally is seeking “that” sunny spot or ways to look even more relaxed and carefree. He is an expert at sneaking in or out of the office and goes on long journeys away for weeks at a time. It has been said during these times that he is just looking for better WIFI.

Ready To Join The Team?

Interested in joining our team? Passionate about helping business owners thrive? Check out our current openings and see what a day in the life at ScaleFactor is like!

Our Investors

Next Coast Ventures

Next Coast Ventures is an Austin-based venture capital firm that focuses on thematic investing. Built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs, the fund seeks to invest in disruptive companies that are looking to solve big problems. These ‘Next Coast’ businesses can be found in Austin or on any coast that is driving innovation.

Techstars Venture Capital Fund

Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success.

Edison Factory

Edison Factory invests in technology-centered startups in Austin and Kansas City.

Firebrand Ventures

Firebrand Ventures is a new kind of Midwest venture fund. We combine a strong brand, vast network, and deep experience with startup hustle to invest in exceptional early stage software startups.

Matchstick Ventures

Matchstick Ventures is a Minneapolis-based venture capital firm that invests in seed and Series A technology companies across the country.

As Seen In

40 Austin startups raised $385.9 million in Q2

Austin’s investment scene thrived in Q2, receiving more investment dollars than any other Texas city. We’re grateful to be included in this group, and thrilled to be mentioned in this article alongside one of our investors, Next Coast Ventures.

ScaleFactor ranked Austin’s Best Places to Work

ScaleFactor was recently ranked (#11) as one of Austin’s Best Places to Work!

Named One of Austin’s Top Bookkeepers

ScaleFactor was recently featured as one of Austin’s Top Bookkeepers!

​5 Accounting Mistakes Growth Companies Should Avoid

CEO Kurt Rathmann examines the most common financial mistakes made by fast-growing companies for the Austin Business Journal.

Named a Startup to Watch by Built In Austin

ScaleFactor was recently featured in Built In Austin’s Annual 50 Austin Startups to Watch Report.

How I Found My Dream Job in a New City

Our team member Kate Faltin spoke with The Muse about her experience (and some of her favorite SF traditions) working at ScaleFactor.

McCombs BBA Centennial

The Texas BBA program at the McCombs School is celebratied its 100th anniversary during the 2016/17 academic year. We’re honored to be included in the McCombs BBA Centennial video.

17 Companies That Are as Great as Google (and Hiring Now!)

ScaleFactor was featured as a great place to work for our amazing team and fun culture!

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