We have extensive experience working with the owners of closely held companies who want to design their business for maximum efficiency for cash flow, financing, sales price, and retirement funding.
Kristopher Prakash is a transaction strategy and taxation expert who excels at asking the right questions – simplifying the planning around unique business and family situations.
With over a decade of experience in starting, managing, and winding-down businesses, Kris is known for his practical and direct approach. In addition to being in the trenches, Kris has also consulted numerous technology, healthcare and manufacturing businesses as a CFO and Controller.
Kris has significant experience advising in M&A transactions and focuses on representing the owners of privately held companies who are contemplating a sale or transition to the next generation. Kris designs common sense tax mitigation and life insurance plans to optimize total after-tax return to owners in any type of business situation, including litigations and involuntary liquidations.
Prior to his working with the owners of emerging and mid-market companies, Kris was an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and an associate at Deloitte Tax, LLP. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Real Estate Broker, and Life Agent in California. Kris attended the University of Southern California and earned a B.S. in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Taxation.
Kris’ background in business taxation has anchored his understanding of transaction planning and structuring, while his experience in the corporate world has provided a rich perspective of a wide variety of business situations and issues.
Mark Austin is an advisor to BCF. He is the Managing Director of Business Finance Group, Inc., and has over 15 years of SBA and banking experience. Mr. Austin was the Vice President Commercial Loan Officer in the Capital Markets Secondary Market Loan department of Imperial Bank located in Southern California utilizing his expertise to underwrite and evaluate the loans of other lenders, who sold their loans to the Capital Markets Department.
Mr. Austin has a BS in Finance from the Long Beach State University and a MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Oregon.