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Since 2013, Adventum has been a trusted partner for leaders of emerging companies. Comprised of highly-trained and experienced financial management professionals, our mission is to help elevate your strategy, navigate an ever-changing financial landscape, and prepare your business for the road ahead.

Armed with years of experience across diverse industries and financial disciplines, we partner with you to achieve unparalleled insight and the clarity needed to help your business reach its full potential.

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Your Adventum Team

Will Sprague, Partner and CFO Consultant at Adventum

Will Sprague

Partner and CFO Consultant

Will Sprague is an experienced CFO and graduate of the University of Florida, where he received his master’s degree in accounting. Throughout his career, he’s become skilled in negotiation, capital raises, budgeting, operations management, and sales while working across various industries, including cyber-security, technology, restaurant and hospitality, entertainment, and consumer services. He most recently worked with companies like Storm Smart, SkySwitch, Mize, Washlava, Symphonic Distribution, and ReliaQuest to raise capital and organize their finances for the future.

Over the years, Will has gained extensive franchise experience as both a franchisor and franchisee. He built the Carsmetics franchise and developed locations throughout the U.S. and also managed PDQ South Florida as a franchisee to the PDQ restaurant brand, where he took the lead in developing seven locations in southeast Florida.

When he’s not helping businesses take their strategies to new heights, you can find Will watching sports and spending time with his wife Jackie and children Gabriella and Trevor in Tampa.

Kris Smeage, Partner and Senior Management Consultant at Adventum

Kris Smeage

Partner and Senior Management Consultant

Kris Smeage hails from a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan and holds a bachelor’s degree in international political science from Baldwin Wallace University degree and a master’s in international affairs with a concentration in infrastructure development and advanced quantitative policy analysis from Columbia University. He has also completed further professional studies in business management and leadership at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kris started his career at the Baldwin Wallace University Center for Innovation and Growth, an entrepreneurship-focused think tank and consulting group. As an Associate, he led several client engagements to design and deliver go-to-market strategies for leading brands representing $100M+ in annual revenue streams across consumer health products, financial services, and motion and control technologies manufacturing.

Before joining Adventum, Kris led partnerships and strategic initiatives in his role as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Lumina Analytics, an early-stage enterprise SaaS company. In this capacity, he worked closely with the CEO and co-founders to build out the sales and customer success teams and was instrumental in customer development efforts that resulted in the company’s first cohort of enterprise customers.

A global and creative problem solver, Kris has led big data projects on three continents. He has spearheaded research on land markets and refugees in Ghana, tracked illicit financial flows in the Philippines ’ large-scale gold mining industry, and supported the development of a smart train control system for the New York City Subway.

He currently resides in Tampa, FL with his wife and two collies.

Elizabeth Tente, Senior Consultant at Adventum

Elizabeth Tente

Senior Consultant

Elizabeth Tente is originally from Upstate New York. She moved to Florida, where she received her accounting degree from the University of Tampa. She then went on to receive her MBA with a concentration in accounting from Saint Leo University. Elizabeth is a CPA in the State of Florida with experience in SEC reporting, NFP, and controller duties for small and mid-sized organizations.
Holly Gordon, Senior Consultant at Adventum

Holly Gordon

Senior Consultant

Holly Gordon has an MBA with an emphasis in management information systems. She’s a driven, reliable, goal-oriented, and self-motivated team player who maintains a high level of ethics and integrity. She’s skilled in creating reports, analyzing financial data, and utilizing complicated Excel formulas. Holly has passed the CPA exam and prides herself on her ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and produce quality and accurate work.
Courtney Lake, Senior Accountant at Adventum

Courtney Lake

Senior Accountant

Courtney Lake is currently a Master of Accountancy student at the University of South Florida, specializing in forensic accounting. A detail-oriented and organized accounting professional, she works tirelessly to meet businesses’ accounting needs in technology, healthcare, and intellectual property law. Courtney takes pride in her work at Adventum and looks forward to advancing her career here upon receiving her master’s and completing the CPA exam.
Michelle Erwin, Senior Consultant at Adventum

Michelle Erwin

Senior Consultant

Michelle Erwin attended the University of South Florida, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. She is licensed as a CPA in Florida and started her career in public accounting providing attestation services. Michell then shifted her focus to preparing business and personal tax returns. She also has experience as an internal auditor, interim controller, and compliance reporting for attorney trust accounts.

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