Mr. Finley is an experienced financial executive, having played instrumental roles in raising nearly $1 billion in capital for companies as both an internal Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and an independent investment banker. Prior to joining Palisade Bio (formerly Leading BioSciences) as the company’s CFO, Mr. Finley was the Chief Executive Officer, President and CFO for PointAcross, Inc., a software company providing business messaging and communications services. Mr. Finley previously co-founded Proteus Capital Partners, Inc., a firm specializing in providing financing for a variety of businesses, and was CFO at Phillips Capital, a broker/dealer firm specializing in private debt and equity capital raises. During his career, he also served as Executive Vice President and CFO of MetroGolf, Inc., where he successfully completed MetroGolf’s initial public offering and was instrumental in growing the start-up company to over 125 employees. Mr. Finley began his business career as a tax specialist with Deloitte & Haskins and Sells (now Deloitte LLP), and later was co-owner of Mitchell Finley & Company, a full-service accounting firm.
Mr. Finley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boise State University and a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Denver.