About Us

The power of kranz 

By focusing on our core values and fostering trusted personal relationships, we help our clients grow with confidence…

For over 25 years, kranz has advised and supported entrepreneurs and founders through the complexities of building high-growth businesses. With 300+ career consultants, we specialize in outsourced accounting and finance, CFO advisory and strategic finance, technical accounting, NetSuite consulting, interim finance, venture fund administration, and stock administration.

Why choose kranz

We believe in focusing on what matters…

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.

Innovation

We are progressive thinkers in tune with the latest technology and tools. We create, protect, and transform value for our clients so that they can reach their full potential.

Intelligence

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.

Growth

We search out 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.

Our commitment to you

We are dependable

We foster responsible entrepreneurship so our clients can fuel our ever-expanding economy.

We are knowledgeable

We are strategic and experienced client partners, focused on growth and scalability.

We are authentic

We say what we mean in clear, understandable language.

We earn trust

We strive to create trusted relationships – nothing is more important than sustaining that trust.

Our History

With more than 25 years in business, Kranz & Associates 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.

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1995

Founded

Kranz & Associates was founded in 1995 to provide financial consulting, strategic and interim financial services to venture-backed start-ups.  Kranz & Associates’ first clients were Mayfield Fund portfolio companies and other companies referred by various venture capital firms in Silicon Valley.

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2000

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 & Associates provided the back-office support, performing all accounting and administrative tasks to operate the fund.

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2014

Joined DLC Group

In 2014, the DLC Group, backed by Gryphon PE Investors, acquired Kranz & Associates.  The company expanded its services to include NetSuite Services, Technical Accounting, and Transaction Services.

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2018

Daryl Dobrenz appointed CEO

In July 2018, Daryl Dobrenz was appointed CEO at Kranz & Associates.  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.

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2019

Joined Addison Group

“Kranz really understands what it takes to support a venture-backed company. They have a talented pool of people that are able to step into your finance organization and provide immediate value.”

Matt Jones, CEO of Cloudshield

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