Josh Koch

I'm just started a new role as the Chief of Staff/AD of Strategic Planning at Vence, a startup recently acquired by Merck's Animal Health Division. Throughout my career, I've had finance/FP&A roles and Chief of Staff type roles, with or without the official title, in industries from military/government to education to biotech. Fun fact - I've come full circle, from growing up on a dairy farm to working for a company developing virtual fencing for cattle and livestock management.

Top Areas of Focus

Business Operations
Exec Team Organization & Mgmt
Finance & Accounting
Internal Comms
Project Management
Strategy & Planning

CoS Start Date

Jan 3, 2022

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Previous Experience

Pro Tip

Develop your network inside your company as soon as possible so you build rapport with your colleagues that will become your go-to experts.


Happy to share how I've used financial forecasting to help in strategic planning. Also, I've been at a startup raising funds and now a startup post-acquisition inside of a large corporation.


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