Eric Mersch is the acting Chief Financial Officer at Aternity and Riverbed Technology and is responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance, tax and treasury. Mersch has over 20 years of executive finance experience and is an equity partner at FLG Partners where he works as an Interim CFO to venture-backed SaaS and subscription companies, specializing in Strategy and Operations, Strategic Planning, Equity & Debt Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Intelligence, and Accounting & Control. He has worked with SaaS companies in the Big Data, Cyber-Security, Internet Infrastructure, Advertising/Marketing Technology, Mobile Application, Property Technology, & Payment Processing spaces.
Previously, Mersch served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and VP, HR for ZipRealty, a publicly-listed, real-estate technology company. In this role, he joined the management team in the dramatic turnaround and successful sale of the business to real-estate conglomerate, Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) in 2014. In his first public company role, he served as Chief Financial Officer for VitalStream (NASDAQ:VSTH), a Content Distribution Network (CDN) company, providing data storage and streaming services for digital media companies. Mersch also worked at Caesars Entertainment as Director of Corporate Planning and later as VP, Finance for the Harrah’s and Flamingo Resorts, an $800 Million revenue business. Prior to his civilian career, he served in the US Navy as a submarine officer on the USS Los Angeles.
Eric holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and is a graduate of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School.