Charles Swan, Principal, The Virtual CFO

Charles Swan

Charles Swan


Charles Swan, Principal of The Virtual CFO, is a senior financial manager with over 15 years of successful financial, accounting and operations experience as a CFO in a variety of industries, public and private. 

He is a problem solver and quick learner, adept at partnering with high energy, technically oriented management teams. He has driven significant operations improvement, managing business growth, maximizing operations through reengineering of finance management, cost reductions, internal controls, team building and leadership expertise.

Notable accomplishments include:

  • Rebuilt finance teams at Chordiant Software, Evoke Software and Oxford Semiconductors, which provided  effective finance and administrative infrastructure
  • Resurrected dormant Oracle Financials implementation at Oxford Semiconductors, which led to Company’s first timely, accurate financial closings in 15 months
  • Led successful SOX compliance efforts at Chordiant Software, Sanmina-SCI and Alliance Semiconductors
  • Reconstructed complex  reverse merger and acquisition accounting at Oxford Semiconductors, accelerating audit conclusion

Mr. Swan has served on the boards of directors of The Wollongong Group and Noetics Microsystems.  He also chaired the City of Saratoga Finance Commission.

Mr. Swan was active in a variety of financial and operations positions for Racal-Milgo, Inc, where he directed compliance with SEC regulations, coordinated U.S. and foreign tax, technology transfer, and currency exchange laws in establishing international partnerships and subsidiaries, established a new internal audit department, prepared testimony and acted as expert witness in several complex lawsuits.

Mr. Swan gained his public accounting experience at Ernst & Young.


  • CPA (Cal & Florida)
  • CMA (Certificate in Management Accounting)
  • CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • MBA – Accounting & Finance
  • Licensed marine engineer

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