Hardesty, LLC, Adds 2 New Partners To Growing Northern California Practice

Aug 15, 2017

IRVINE, CA, August 3, 2017 —
National Executive Services firm, Hardesty, LLC (www.hardestyllc.com) has named Don Kalkofen and Michael Fay to its growing Northern California practice.
“We are very pleased with the addition of Don and Mike to the Hardesty team. Their experience adds further domain expertise in venture capital, private equity, and publicly-traded companies,” quoted Bob Worthington, Hardesty’s Bay Area Practice Leader. “We have great momentum and the addition of Don and Mike adds awesome talent to our team.”
Karl Hardesty, Founder & CEO, also joined in, praising the Northern California practice’s tremendous progress. “Bob is doing a great job building our team and expanding our presence in the Bay Area to respond to the strong demand for financial management talent in that area.”
Mr. Kalkofen is a strategic finance executive bringing 15 years of leadership experience as CFO, in addition to six years’ expertise in financial consulting, directing high-growth software, technology, financial services, and manufacturing companies. Kalkofen also possesses significant experience growing fledgling companies from the nascent stage into lucrative, multi-national and public entities. Don’s varied background includes tenure with Big Four public accounting, Fortune 500, IPOs, startups, SEC matters, and leading merger & acquisition projects. He has a remarkable track record of accomplishment driving operational improvements, revenue growth, improving bottom-line profits, and business expansion through finance-based decision-making, technology utilization, and executive leadership. Mr. Kalkofen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Washington State University and is an active CPA and CGMA.
Mr. Fay, his esteemed counterpart, is also a boon to the Hardesty organization. An innovative and collaborative executive with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of private and public accounting, he served as CFO and Controller for multiple Silicon Valley and San Francisco-based companies. His exceptional fund-raising experience is distinguished, including: a $250MM Series B round for Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics. In addition, he participated in the following sell-side M&A transactions: General Software sale to Phoenix Technologies, Rioux Vision’s sale to Omnicell, and The Bar Method’s sale to Main Sail Partners. Most recently, Mr. Fay co-founded Stalwart Power, Woody Gibson’s energy integration enterprise. Mr. Fay earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science as well as a Master’s degree in Taxation from California State University Hayward.
About Hardesty, LLC
Hardesty is an executive services firm providing experienced executives to middle market companies, including founder-owned, private investor-owned, and publicly traded entities. The firm offers executive search, interim executive, and strategic consulting services primarily to the C-Suite dominion with a focus on the CEO, COO, CFO, and CIO roles. The firm has developed a national team of seasoned partners for rapid deployment to companies requiring immediate executive solutions. No matter if your need is an interim placement, a special project engagement, or a permanent placement, we can accommodate.
Hardesty possesses offices and affiliates in Orange County, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Northern California, Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Miami, Tampa, Seattle, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Portland, and Toronto and continues to appear on numerous fastest growing company lists year after year.