Hey there! I'm Drake and I head up the team at FinTeam. For us, financial consulting is more than a job, it's a passion. We love supporting small businesses and helping them achieve financial peace of mind, pay down debt, and improve profitability. I'm a data-loving, excel-shortcutting, cash flow forecasting finance nerd and I tenaciously apply myself until my clients reach their goals... Then we set new ones!
I started doing fractional CFO work with FinTeam in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As you can imagine, I was tested by fire during that time, as companies relied on my advice to navigate the ensuing recession. Since that initial experience, I spent time in asset management, valuation, and leveraged finance, where I learned how to evaluate companies, find key issues and problems within organizations, and determine areas that could be improved to increase valuations.
Since rejoining FinTeam, I've have the privilege of working with four companies, all of which are led by exemplirary individuals whom I greatly admire. If you're ever curious about the quality of our work, I'd encourage you to not just take our word for it, talk to our clients, peers, and colleagues. I'd be more than happy to connect you with them.
Drake graduated from Liberty University in 2.5 years with a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics and earned a Master's in Finance from Vanderbilt University. He has been awarded the Outstanding Graduate award from the Liberty Universtiy School of Business and the Owen Service Award from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management. Drake has passed all 3 levels of the CFA and has certifications in financial modeling, excel, and microsoft office. Outside of work, you can find him at the gym, hiking a mountain, playing the piano, or reading a book.
Meet our Team
Drake Gens, Owner and CEO
FinTeam Business Consulting was started in Lynchburg, VA as a solution for companies in need of a business financial edge. Though we provide common consultation services and make recommendations to our business clients, we are not a traditional business financial consulting firm. As the saying goes, “A consultant is someone who borrows your watch and then charges you to tell you what time it is!”
That is not us!
We at FinTeam get our hands dirty, acting as a partner in your business. helping you build forecasts, budgets, and financial models for decision-making. FinTeam will even help you save money and improve performance by participating, or even leading, negotiations with vendors. We do all of this with small to mid-size businesses; We help sole-proprietors get a new business started on the right foot, provide solutions to small and mid-size companies with financial questions/problems, and assist mid-sized organizations with tools designed for business decisions at their scale.
We want our clients to succeed, grow, and become more profitable. That is the passion that motivates us, excites us, and drives us every day!
FinTeam is your business financial team. Start with us today!