Steve Coughran

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Coughran is the Chief Financial Officer of TIFIN, a fintech platform for the future of investing. With more than 20 years of executive leadership experience scaling and transforming businesses through data-driven strategy and technology, Steve drives firm value and impact across a portfolio of companies in the areas of wealth management, investments, and personal finance.

Prior to TIFIN, Steve was the founder of Coltivar, a business turnaround and transformation-focused company with the technology, training, and financial expertise to unlock value and accelerate growth and performance improvement within organizations. Through his passion for solving complex and challenging problems, Steve advised and served clients in the areas of strategy and capital transactions across many industries, including construction, renewable energy, financial services, and information technology.

Steve is the former CFO of EMJ Corporation, a vertically integrated engineering, procurement, and construction firm specializing in renewable energy. Steve led the finance and technology teams to provide strategic, financial, and data-driven support for EMJ’s global wind, solar, construction, and development companies. Additionally, Steve pioneered the growth and innovation of a billion-dollar portfolio of energy-related businesses through mergers and acquisitions, and the establishment of EMJ Corporation’s subsidiary, Signal Energy Australia, which successfully secured $500 million in utility-scale solar projects during its first year of operation.

Steve’s impact extends beyond his role as CFO. He has published two books: Delivering Value: A Holistic Approach to Strategic Powered Growth and Outsizing: Strategies to Grow Your Business, Profits, and Potential. Steve believes the best way to fight poverty is to help foster market-creating innovation and business growth on a grassroots level. To accomplish this, he participates in community outreach and international humanitarian aid. He has traveled to more than 20 countries and is on a mission to visit a total of 50 by fifty years old. Steve earned his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.