Functional Experience

  • All Finance and Accounting Functions
  • Strategic Planning/Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Divestitures
  • Bank Relations/Investor Relations
  • Financial Reporting and Tax
  • Refinance & Recapitalization
  • Working Capital Management
  • Cash Management
  • Risk Management
  • Business Plans & Capital Raising

Example Industries

  • Software/SAAS
  • Motion Pictures & Television
  • Broadcasting
  • Social Media
  • OTT Content Distribution
  • Consumer Products, Wine
  • Retail and E-Commerce
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Apparel

Robert Gaddis



Rob Gaddis has combined experience in accounting, strategy, private equity, M&A, banking, and CFO roles in media, technology, consumer products and other industries to bring a problem-solving approach and a broad perspective to his client engagements.  

Rob started in banking and mergers and acquisitions at First Chicago Corp.’s middle-market subsidiary, then proceeded through strategy consulting, private equity and Big 4 accounting to CFO roles across a wide array of industries, from startups to large corporations.  

Rob has performed engagements for clients including Universal Studios, Disney, MGM, Sony Pictures, DreamWorks, Phoenix Pictures, Seagate, Borland, TIBCO, ESPRIT, AlliedSignal and many others. His international experience includes M&A and advisory work in Germany, U.K., Spain, France, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and elsewhere.

Relevant Experience 

  • Principal/Co-Founder Harbridge Capital, clients included:
    – Levantine Films (“Hidden Figures”)
    – Gold Circle Films (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”)
    – Dark Horse Wines
    – CastLabs, Inc. (Digital Rights Management/OTT content distribution technologies) 
    – ZAG Entertainment (Digital animation production for television and motion pictures)
  • CFO Telescope Inc. (SAAS entertainment audience-engagement technology)
  • CFO East Grand Films ($100 million movie investment subsidiary of Rhythm & Hues Studios, Inc.)
    – CFO FMG, LLC (1,400-employee diversified media conglomerate)
    – CFO ORtera, Inc. (enterprise and cloud data-storage i/o performance optimization software technology)
    – CFO Phoenix Pictures Inc. (“Black Swan”, “Shutter Island”, “Holes”, “Chris Isaak Show”)
    – Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse LLP (Disney, Universal Studios, Seagate, Borland, TIBCO and others)
  • Strategy Consulting Manager, Alcar Group Inc. (now L.E.K. Partners)
  • Corporate Banking Officer, TD Bank
  • Financial Analyst, Capital Markets Group, First Chicago Corp. (now JP Morgan Chase)

Education, Licenses & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, English – University of Iowa
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and MIS – University of Iowa  
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – California; Active
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) – University of Southern California/LACFA