Clyde Sylvia

Boxford, MA
40 Years of Experience

About Clyde Sylvia

Clyde is a seasoned financial professional with over 32 years of experience as a CFO specializing in helping privately owned businesses grow and achieve success. He has served as CFO for organizations ranging in size from start-up phase to over $100 million in annual sales. Clyde’s career has focused on the growth and financial management of various businesses in the manufacturing, technology, and distribution industries.

Clyde understands that business owners want to focus most of their time and efforts on growing their business. By overseeing clients’ financial and administrative operations, he allows them to do just that. Clyde takes pride in bringing value added services to the table. He focuses on improving a company’s cash flow and profitability. Clyde provides business owners with the timely and accurate financial information to assist them in making wise business decisions. Clyde is an invaluable resource in planning and executing financial transactions. He has successfully managed the sale of two companies in which he has performed due diligence, the coordination of outside advisors, the handling of purchase/sale agreements, and the closing of transactions. Clyde has been very successful in raising needed capital primarily through bank financings, venture capital, and subordinated mezzanine financings. He has successfully financed the growth of a company from $25M to $100M with no equity dilution to the owners. As a trusted advisor, he offers a fresh objective perspective by providing business owners with invaluable insights and guidance.

Clyde has effectively managed all aspects of the financial, operational, and administrative functions, including the following:

  • Strategic and Financial Planning
  • Cash Management
  • Securing Working Capital
  • Financial Reporting
  • Banking relationships, agreements and negotiations
  • Venture Capital Financings
  • Mezzanine Debt Financings
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Risk Management
  • Human Resources
  • Supply Chain and Inventory Management
  • Information Technology, including accounting software conversions
  • International operations in Asia, Europe and Central America
  • Real Estate Trusts

Clyde earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his MBA from Suffolk University in Boston. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Clyde and his wife Jan have been married for 37 years and have lived in Boxford, MA for 31 years. They have three sons residing and working in the Boston area. Christopher and Daniel are professionals in the finance and technology industries respectively and Stephen is an MD at a leading Boston hospital. Clyde had been a board director of the local Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, and currently is a member of the Finance and Investment Committees of the local Boys and Girls Club. He has been an adjunct teacher in accounting at Merrimack College.

Other Info


  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BBA in Accounting
  • Suffolk University, Boston, MBA in Finance

Certificates & Licenses:

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts


  • Financial Executives International

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