Mike Kriak is the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Mashable and part of the company's Operating Committee. Mike provides financial direction on external capital funding, employee equity, long-term business planning and operational direction on budgeting, forecasting and resource allocation. He joined Mashable in April 2013 and led the process for the company's first capital raise. Mike has spent his career in media and technology beginning with his time in Boston at Arthur Andersen where he was a senior in their Audit Technology Practice. In 2000, he joined the digital media start-up, RxCentric, raising several rounds of venture capital and seeing the company through its acquisition. Directly prior to joining Mashable, Mike was the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Haymarket Media, Inc., where he oversaw a series of acquisitions and organic launches for the company-- making him operationally and financially responsible for 18 publications. Mike is a certified public accountant.