Shane Lease is the CEO & Founder of SCL Consulting. His firm provides ZIPS with a blended portfolio of bookkeeping, controller and CFO services. Prior to starting SCL Consulting, Shane was the CFO of SmartThings, an Internet of Things (IoT) company acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2014. Earlier in his career, he was the VP of Finance & Operations for FierceMarkets, a leader in business-to-business e-media solutions, as well as CFO of the Italian restaurant group Vapiano International, and led both companies through private equity buyouts. Shane specializes in creating financial systems and processes for start-ups and small businesses. A graduate of Randolph-Macon College, he has a B.S. in Accounting. When he isn’t busy crunching numbers, he enjoys hanging out on the basketball and tennis courts and spending quality time with his wife and two lovely children.