Talent you want.

Only the highest-caliber finance and accounting minds make the cut.

We’re seasoned, meticulous, service-oriented and attuned to the demands of start-ups. We don’t just handle pressure — we get off on it.

Meet our leaders:

  • Engine Room's co-founder & CEO Mike Rose directing his crack team of finance gurus

    Mike Rose Co-Founder & CEO

    Spent over 25 years observing first-hand the class of support life science and technology start-ups need to survive and win.

    Helped dozens of young life science and tech companies grow, get funded, grow some more.

    Hybrid senior executive and hands-on accountant: general accounting; tax and SEC reporting; forecasting, budgeting, and planning; business finance, including IPOs, mergers, and private placements; IT department management, system planning, and implementation.

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    • CEO of RoseRyan, Valley-based finance and accounting consulting firm, from 1997 to 2009. Grew firm from four employees to 120, with $20 million in revenue, offices in Silicon Valley, San Diego and Orange County.
    • Launched Q5, a new class of business solutions, then sold it to North Carolina-based Premier Alliance
    • Rides a Harley Road King
    • Loves Merle Haggard
    • Email: mrose@engine-room.com
  • Engine Room co-founder & COO Carole-Lynn Glass

    Carole-Lynn Glass Co-Founder & COO

    Client service and project management animal. Brings unequaled expertise in designing and implementing scalable processes and systems.

    Served as financial executive in privately held start-ups and large public companies from pre-revenue to over $300M.

    Team builder with significant experience in M&A and due diligence, accounting operations, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting.

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    • Director of emerging growth services for RoseRyan. Managed consultant staff, worked with clients, business partners and VCs to support and grow early stage companies.
    • Manager and senior consultant at Kranz & Associates. Acting CFO and director of finance for venture-backed and early-stage companies, manager of project-based services.
    • VP of finance at Ion Beam Applications, Esprit Systems, ADI, 3Soft. Acting director of finance for Birst, Vium, and Synthego.
    • CFO at SteriGenics. Interim CFO for Micro-Documentaries, Freedom Debt Relief, Meissa Vaccines, Berkeley Catalyst Fund, Voxeet.
    • Advocates for special needs kids and their parents
    • Gardens like there’s no tomorrow
    • Email: cglass@engine-room.com
  • Kim Chang, Engine Room senior life science accounting consultant

    Kim Chang Director of Outsourced Services

    Accounting veteran with wealth of management, GAAP and SEC reporting experience. Expert in technology and bio-tech.

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    • On-boards new clients, manages people, processes and deliverables
    • Also handles financial reporting, audits, compliance and tax prep for Engine Room clients
    • Has performed extensive, hands-on finance and accounting work for start-ups, mid-sized companies and Fortune 100s
    • Crazy about operas by Verdi and Mozart
    • Email: kchang@engine-room.com
  • Engine Room's director of recruiting and HR, Heidi Green

    Heidi Green Director of Recruiting, HR and A Bunch of Other Stuff

    Administrative engine of Engine Room. Multi-talented recruiter and jill of all trades.

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    • Locates finance and accounting superstars, on-boards them, keeps them happy and energized
    • Built vast network over many years with RoseRyan, Resources Global
    • Contributes to client projects, payroll and HR
    • Drinks fine wine, sweats it out via Bikram yoga
    • Email: hgreen@engine-room.com