Greg and Derek Kautz: A Father and Son’s Journey to Disrupt Accounting Landscape

"Count me in."
Sandra BeckwithMarch 24, 2023

“Count me in.”

That was former CFO and finance veteran Greg Kautz’s response when his son, Derek Kautz, approached him with an innovative idea to solve a vexing lease accounting problem.

This three-part series explores the inception of a business idea, a partnership between a father and son, and how they seek to impact the fintech space to make future CFOs’ worlds a little bit more manageable. 

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Part I: From CFO to Entrepreneur

Finance vet Greg Kautz drew on his extensive finance career experiences and network to co-found a fintech company with his accountant son.

Part II: Accountant Turns Software Frustration into a Startup

Accountant Derek Kautz partnered with his finance executive father, Greg, to develop lease accounting software Black Owl Systems.

Part III: Father-Son Finance Pros Create Fintech Startup

When accountant Derek Kautz saw an opportunity to create a better lease accounting system, his finance veteran father didn’t hesitate to join him.