About Us


...utilized during high growth...The quality & dedication of their staff was excellent
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Keerti Melkote
Founder & CTO, Aruba Networks
...highest caliber CFO's for strategic issues... cost effective solution.... a valuable partner
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Mike Maples, Jr.
Managing Partner, Maples Investments
...deliver critical information quickly & cost effectively...recommend Kranz & Associates
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Bill Coughran, Currently at Google
Former CEO & founder , Entrisphere
...provided excellent professional guidance and support to our companies
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Roger Lee
General Partner, Battery Ventures
... a large role in the revitalization of company...improvements are too long to list
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Charles Hoffman
CEO 2001-2008, Covad Communications
...able to bring on a turn-key finance TEAM for the price of an individual contract CFO
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Rob Meinhardt
Co-founder & CEO, Kace Networks
... after ArcSight IPO where Kranz assisted, I joined their team to provide these services
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Nigel Martin, Retired EY Partner
Employee, Kranz & Associates

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Kranz & Associates believes in the power of collaboration.  We span all industries and stages bringing together a perfect blend of the most experienced leadership and team to ensure our clients' success. Click here to view our Cost Effective Team Approach

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Cost Effective Team Approach


Our seasoned professionals are employees recruited from diverse industries to ensure unsurpassed expertise on your team and not found elsewhere. Our professionals are people you want on your team!

Competitive Service Advantage


Our career consultants strive to make a difference in your company.  This unmatched commitment and dedication is recognized by our clients. Our consultants get the job done on time and done right!

Competitive Advantage

Our veteran professionals have deep industry knowledge which allow us to utilize qualified staffing at the appropriate level to ensure the lowest possible cost but scalability when you need it!  Our discount pricing with many preferred major vendors, as well as our networks in the venture and business community, save you time and money.


Kranz & Associates was founded in 1994 by Deborah Kranz while working in Venture Capital and identifying the need for quality cost effective financial services for start-ups. Bud Austin quickly joined her and together they grew the company to become the market leader in financial consulting services. Our roots are big four CPA firms, top tier venture firms, Fortune 500 companies and successful start-ups. As our companies grew, we scaled to meet their needs providing additional services and returning to help companies with IPO’s, financings, mergers, acquisitions, turnarounds, & special projects. Today, we do it all!