Meet A Minnesota Tech CFO: Peter Goepfrich, Ascentis



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The CFO: Peter Goepfrich, Ascentis.

When and how did you get started in your finance career?

I was fortunate enough to get a job at a small consulting firm named Management Resources Initiatives when I was an aimless college graduate. After a short period there, the owner convinced me that public accounting would put me on a significantly more accelerated path than working for him.

So he introduced me to a partner at Price Waterhouse (now PwC), and a few months later I joined the public accounting ranks.

I was immediately drawn to the technology industry and spent the next seven years providing services to a variety of publicly-traded and venture-backed companies before deciding to venture out on the client side of the technology industry.