Steven Sullivan

Seattle, WA

About Me

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Experience

Vice President, Finance 2017 to Present Alpine Software Group San Francisco, CA and Bellevue, WA
  • Advise and assist in buy/sell-side M&A for private equity and corporate clients; areas of involvement include financial due diligence, pre-deal structuring advice, commentary on the financial aspets of sale and purchase agreements, model review, and post-closing transaction support
  • Deal size ranging from $20m to $800m; primarily in software-as-a-service and real estate industries
  • Strategy Analytics team lead: specialized team focused on commercial & strategic considerations derived from large datasets. Primarily technologies included Alteryx, Python, SQL, and Tableau
  • Actively involved in recruiting efforts, onboarding, and technical training for associate and senior analysts
Manager, Deal Advisory 2014 to 2017 KPMG San Francisco, CA
  • Advise and assist in buy/sell-side M&A for private equity and corporate clients; areas of involvement include financial due diligence, pre-deal structuring advice, commentary on the financial aspets of sale and purchase agreements, model review, and post-closing transaction support
  • Deal size ranging from $20m to $800m; primarily in software-as-a-service and real estate industries
  • Strategy Analytics team lead: specialized team focused on commercial & strategic considerations derived from large datasets. Primarily technologies included Alteryx, Python, SQL, and Tableau
  • Actively involved in recruiting efforts, onboarding, and technical training for associate and senior analysts
Senior Associate 2012 to 2014 Ernst & Young San Francisco, CA
  • Performed full spectrum of assurance services including substantive testing of financial accounts, test of controls, and evaluation of accounting processes
  • Primary client was salesforce.com; direct experience with purchase accounting for two high profile acquisitions (ExactTarget and RelateIQ)
  • Complex revenue recognition experience with software-as-a-service clients (ASC606)
  • Worked on various S-1 filings and IPO readiness for now-public Silicon Valley software companies (Box.com, Pinterest)
Teaching Assistant 2010 to 2012 Department of Economics, UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
  • Lead weekly sections and miterm reviews for over 500 students
  • Reviewed key accounting concepts, economic theory, and building models in Excel
  • Held office hours in order to provide one-on-one instruction and mentor students in accounting
  • Involved in the hiring & interview process for new TAs & graders each academic year

Skills & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • CPA License #132733
    • License date: March 2014
  • Salesforce Advanced Administrator
    • Certification date: April 2018
    • Exams passed:
      • Data Architecture & Application Design
      • Platform Developer I
      • Analytics Architecture
  • Tableau Desktop I, II, and III certifications
  • Other technical skills:
    • SQL/DBT/Database architecture
    • Node.js
    • Python
    • Varied experience building ETL pipelines, designing analytics infrastructure across disparate systems
    • HTML5, CSS3, JS
    • React

Education

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Technology Management
    • Highest Honors: 3.91 GPA
  • Lambda School
    • 18 month coding bootcamp (part-time)
    • Full Stack Web Development
    • Focus: Data Science
    • Anticipated completion date: February 2020
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