Muralikrishnan A.G (Murali) is a Chartered Accountant with more than three decades of post-qualification experience in the field of accounting, finance, company law and taxation. A Chemistry graduate from Madras University, Murali changed course to become a CA. During the initial years, he was a partner in a firm that focused on conventional audit and assurance practice. Within the same firm he pioneered the concept of rent-a-CFO services in Bengaluru. He started rent-a-CFO/Controller outfit in 1995 and helped few technology start-ups to gain scale resulting in their acquisition by large MNCs. He became the CFO of Aztecsoft – one of the start-ups – and handled its successful India IPO.