Who We Are
The power of Kranz
By focusing on our core values and fostering trusted personal relationships, we help our clients grow with confidence…
For nearly 30 years, Kranz Consulting has advised and supported entrepreneurs, founders and funds through the complexities of building successful, high-growth businesses.
With 300+ career consultants, we specialize in outsourced accounting, CFO advisory and strategic finance, technical accounting, NetSuite consulting, venture fund administration, and stock administration.
We believe in focusing on what matters…people.
All of our clients deserve to reach their full potential – and at every stage of growth, they have the opportunity to tell their story of success.
Over 1,000 companies stand as a testament to Kranz’s ability to empower our clients’ success. We bring extensive experience, professionalism and customized solutions to your unique goals and concerns.
We are progressive thinkers in tune with innovative technology, tools, and best practices. With diverse mindsets and a propensity for curiosity, we continuously improve so you can too.
We deliver seasoned perspectives and insights, from the latest in Artificial Intelligence to M&A trends, the state of capital markets, and even the future of work. In a world of mounting uncertainty and complexity, knowledge is not just power, but peace of mind.
We search for and retain exceptional people to support exceptional clients. We value mutual respect and true human connections beyond all else because those are the only connections that truly matter. Our trusted relationships are the common thread that guides everything we do.
We deliver unmatched industry expertise and unique insights to strategically tackle tough decisions. By developing a quick understanding of individual goals and concerns, we provide a value-backed approach to help clients reach their full potential.
We hire and retain exceptional people to support exceptional clients, and passionately believe that strong relationships form the backbone of progress. As we supplement your existing team and align our goals with yours, our people will become your people, and we will work together to drive success every step of the way.
What our clients say.
“Kranz really understands what it takes to support a venture-backed company. They have a talented pool of people that can step into your finance organization and provide immediate value.”CEO Cloudshield
“Kranz has been an incredible partner since day 1 of founding Maple VC. As a solo-GP managing multiple institutional funds with over 100 LPs, I wouldn’t be able to operate without them. Their full service support is invaluable — they truly act as core members of my team with a dedicated CFO, Sr Accountant and Accounting Manager that I can rely on at any time. I have trusted them for nearly 7 years and feel super privileged to have them on my side in building a top-tier franchise.”Founder & Managing Partner Maple VC
“Kranz has been a trusted and valued partner as our third-party administrator since 2016. Throughout this time, our dedicated team has adapted quickly to our ever-changing needs, continuing to provide timely and accurate access to data. Their willingness to go above and beyond, on a consistent basis, is an exceptional contribution to our business.”Operational Partner, CFO, CCO Blockchain Capital
“I have been thoroughly impressed with the accounting and CFO advisory services provided by Kranz specialists. Their expertise has been a valuable supplement to our organization, confirming our valuation conclusions and providing in-depth research and advice on technical audit issues. They have been a trusted advisor on all LP and GP related questions and have provided a thorough review of our fund financials and partner allocations. With Kranz specialists on our team, I have complete confidence in the accuracy of our investor reports. Their attention to detail, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled customer service have made them a valuable partner to our firm.”Tech Square Ventures
“From start to finish, Kranz provides sound financial advice, their in-depth knowledge and experience was critical in operating a business. Working with Kranz ease accounting process and always close book on time as their service is reliable and responsive. Kranz are more than accountants, they are partners.Nelo Inc.
With nearly 30 years in business, Kranz Consulting has advised and supported entrepreneurs and founders through the complexities of building successful, VC-backed, high-growth businesses. From technical accounting to CFO advisory, the company specializes in a wide range of consulting services to support businesses at every stage of their lifecycle.
With its team of more than 300 consultants supporting hundreds of clients every day, the company continues to grow—helping to bring the future into focus for its clients.
Kranz Consulting was founded in 1995 to provide financial consulting, strategic and interim financial services to venture-backed start-ups. Kranz Consulting’s first clients were Mayfield Fund portfolio companies and other companies referred by various venture capital firms in Silicon Valley.
Venture Fund Administration practice launched
In the year 2000, the venture fund administration practice was launched. The specific services for venture funds were tailored to each client.
If the venture fund did not have in-house staff, Kranz Consulting provided the back-office support, performing all accounting and administrative tasks to operate the fund.
Joined DLC Group
In 2014, the DLC Group, backed by Gryphon PE Investors, acquired Kranz Consulting. The company expanded its services to include NetSuite Services, Technical Accounting, and Transaction Services.
Daryl Dobrenz appointed CEO of Kranz
In July 2018, Daryl Dobrenz was appointed CEO at Kranz Consulting. Prior to joining the company, Daryl was the Managing Director and Head of the New York office at Connor Group, a specialized accounting and advisory firm, where he led Business Development efforts across all service lines for the East Coast and Europe.
Daryl’s more than 30 years of Finance and M&A leadership experience allows him to provide unique advice and perspective to Kranz clients in all stages of growth and business cycles.
Daryl served on the Board of Directors of the DLC Group and was a key member of the management team that successfully sold the firm to Addison Group.
Joined Addison Group
Addison Group, a top talent solutions and consulting company in the U.S., provides industry-leading expertise with a national reach and a localized touch. Addison offers a full suite of consulting and recruiting capabilities across multiple sectors, including information technology, finance and accounting, non-clinical healthcare, human resources, administrative, and digital marketing.
Working with Kranz
The collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent represents a significant part of our culture, reputation, and achievement as a company.
We are constantly working to cultivate an environment of authenticity and inclusivity at Kranz (an Addison Group Company), across our family of brands, our clients, and candidates through employee-led initiatives.
We stay true to our commitments.
We are dependable
We foster responsible entrepreneurship so our clients can fuel our ever-expanding economy.
We are authentic
We say what we mean in clear, understandable language.
We are knowledgeable
We are strategic and experienced client partners, focused on growth and scalability.
We earn trust
We strive to create trusted relationships – nothing is more important than sustaining that trust.
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