Jennifer Gabler

Jennifer Gabler is a Columbia MBA, CPA and has functioned as the CFO for multiple startup and venture backed companies. Her expertise is translating business plans of entrepreneurs into financial models that can be used to drive businesses forward operationally and engage financing sources. She could be particularly helpful to those Columbia ventures that have already launched and are looking to monetize their IP in a sustainable business model. She will assist companies with modeling their revenue/gross margin, projecting their P&L and balance sheet and sizing up cash requirements under different assumptions. She can also assist Columbia ventures in locating potential sources of capital. She can assist Columbia ventures in the initial set up of their legal and accounting structure, capitalization table modeling, management reporting, internal controls and management of human resources. Her focus is to assist companies in the management of back office operations, allowing the entrepreneurs to focus on developing their IP and customer facing aspects of their business. Her industry experience spans biotech, digital ventures, software and services, engineering/hardware applications, ad/media and customer facing/retail offerings, among many others. 

Jennifer has and AB from Dartmouth College, an MBA from Columbia University and has worked as an independent researcher for Harvard Business School on the topic of “Controls and Governance in Private Companies.” She has been a lecturer at Harvard and Tuck Business Schools.  She is part of a CXO consulting group, Marlborough Street Partners, which helps evaluate, revitalize, operate and monetize venture-funded companies.  Her most recent startup is as Co-Founder of The Refinery which is an accelerator for women owned businesses. She is well networked in the CFO, venture and angel investor communities. Jennifer loves “building it from scratch” and is eager to meet with Columbia entrepreneurs.  More information can be found here.