Who We Are

AVL's History, Mission & Values

Our Story

In 2009, Chris Schwalbach had just wrapped up a CFO role with a tech startup in Denver.  During the transition to his theoretical next role, Chris began helping out a few early stage companies with their business plans, capital raises, financial reporting, and financial modeling.  Within a few weeks, Chris recognized that there was really no organization that truly offered finance and accounting as a professional service on an on-demand basis to help these early stage companies get the help and guidance and professionalism they needed and wanted.  For many years, law firms have provided legal professional services as a team on an on-demand, so why not finance operations?  From there, AVL Growth Partners was born with the mission of helping entrepreneurs grow and succeed by providing executive guidance as well as front-line execution.


Our goal is not to be known as a consulting firm, an outsourcing firm, or a staffing agency, rather we want to be part of your team, engaged in your business, aligning for your success.  With that mindset, AVL Growth Partners has grown to over 50 professionals serving clients all across the US. We have worked with several hundred companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to established 8 figure revenue businesses with hundreds of employees.  And we have helped our client companies raise over a quarter billion in capital as well as navigate toward successful exits of their companies.

Why Our Clients Choose Us

We are financial experts that specialize in the challenges and issues facing early stage and high growth companies.

Business Minded

We are business executives with a finance & accounting mindset. We bring the numbers to the executive conversation to seek a deeper understanding of your business in order to catalyze growth.


Our professionals are passionate about growth and have all served in key finance and accounting roles in high-growth companies across many industries.


Our clients have access to the knowledge, skills and experience they need, when they need it. They only pay for what they use.

Team Based

Our clients get access to more than just one professional at a time. We provide our clients a team of professionals that are customized specifically to each client’s individual needs.