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Leadership & Support Team

Strong leadership and visionary thinking have built FocusCFO into an essential resource that helps companies grow and thrive. Our leadership and executive team sets the strategic direction of the company and supports our passion for meeting the unique business challenges of each client.

Brad Martyn| Founder

Brad is the founder of FocusCFO and has more than 30 years executive management and leadership experience. He has extensive […]

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David Bourke| COO

David brings significant experience in operations, business development/ sales, and information technology to FocusCFO, along with more than 25 years of […]

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Stacey Garn| Operations and Accounting Director

Stacey joined FocusCFO in August of 2018 as Operations and Accounting Director. Her major roles at FocusCFO include coordinating the […]

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Brandy Conley| Controller

Brandy has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience.  She has knowledge in auditing, internal controls, corporate finance, […]

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Sharon Wilson| Accounting Manager

Sharon has been with FocusCFO since March, 2002.

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Julie Homsy| Recruiting Director

Julie brings 30 years experience in Administration, Human Resources, Recruiting and Business Development to FocusCFO. She has worked in various […]

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Sharon Magee| Marketing Director

Sharon loves helping organizations tell their unique stories about services, products and causes. She has 25+ years of experience in […]

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Heather Martin| Public Relations

Heather brings more than 20 years of combined media, public relations, corporate communications and marketing experience to FocusCFO. Her true […]

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Emily Smith| Administrative Support

Emily provides Administrative Support for FocusCFO. She works with members of the FocusCFO team to use her skills and expertise […]

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Our Team

Central and Eastern Ohio

Area Presidents

Darren Cherry

Darren Cherry is an Area President with FocusCFO and has more than 25 years broad Finance and Operational experience. His […]

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Mike Derringer

Michael has more than 25 years diverse business, finance, administration, and accounting experience and expertise, including working in the telecommunications, […]

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Tom Flynn

Tom has more than 35 years experience in business finance, management, and accounting helping small to middle sized closely held […]

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Jeff Lacy

Jeff is a former business owner successful at starting and growing a business from the ground floor up and then […]

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Doug May

Doug has more than 25 years of diverse business experience centered in operations and financial management. He is a former […]

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Bob McAdams

Bob has more than 25 years of diverse business, finance, administration and accounting experience.  He has a deep understanding and […]

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Bob Miller

Bob is an Area President in Coshocton for FocusCFO, helping clients in Coshocton, Zanesville, Mount Vernon, Cambridge, and the surrounding […]

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CFOs

Tim Adkins

Tim has more than 30 years diverse business, finance, administration, and operations skills, experience and expertise. His knowledge includes working in the healthcare finance, information technology, human resources, purchasing, accounting, revenue cycle, reimbursement, and small business financial and operational consulting.

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Ric Butler

Ric brings over 25 years of financial, operational and sales leadership experience across small/mid-size and large public companies.  He has proven abilities in profitability improvement, cost reduction and process improvement initiatives.  Ric and his wife Kristin live in Bexley, OH.

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Dan Bloom

With 40 years experience, Dan is a seasoned senior executive focusing on progressive responsibility in the manufacturing environment in both business operations and financial control for more than 25 years.

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Don Cain

Don has more than 30 years of diverse experience providing senior financial management to small and mid-sized businesses. He has a strong background in forecasting, budgeting, business strategy, insurance contract negotiation and analysis, debt refinancing, mergers & acquisitions, and cost accounting.

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Ed Chong

Ed has more than 30 years of experience in accounting/finance and operations as CFO and COO. Strong management skills with a disciplined approach to managing processes and controls, and experience in leading and developing small to mid-sized businesses and driving growth. Ed and his wife Lori have 2 daughters and live in Dublin, Ohio.

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Dean Cole

Dean has more than 40 years experience in finance and as an entrepreneur. After graduating from The Ohio State University in honors accounting, he spent two years as an officer in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He then served as CFO for a privately held company in Zanesville while at the same time becoming a business owner himsel

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Bruce Collen

Bruce brings more than 35 years of experience in financial management to your business, specializing in the retail and service industry sectors. He has held senior management positions (CFO/Controller) in large/small, public/private, corporate/division and domestic/international firms.

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Will Cooper

Will has more than 20 years executive management and leadership experience. He has experience working with family business owners in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and construction industries. In addition to leading the financial teams, Will, has extensive experience in assisting operational managers monitor and evaluate operational processes and procedures to improve output and efficiency.

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Joe Dougherty

Joe brings more than 25 years diverse finance, operations, and sales experience to his work providing CFO services to small and medium- sized businesses. He has a proven ability to manage and improve business operations and experience in strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions, integration, and multisite operations.

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David Green

David has more than 30 years of financial management and leadership experience. He has lived and worked in the United States and abroad with a history of successfully leading finance and administration teams leveraging diverse people, systems and cultures to achieve greater success.

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Pat Lang

Pat brings more than 25 years diverse business, finance, administration, and accounting experience to his work providing CFO services to small and medium-sized businesses. He has extensive involvement in matters ranging from day-to-day operating decisions, business development, strategic planning, merger/acquisitions, and multisite operations.

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Scott Lee

Scott brings over 25 years of financial and operational experience, specializing in customer service, distribution, manufacturing, retail, restaurants, real estate and software industries. Scott brings executive management and leadership experience and has held positions (Controller/CFO) for small, medium, and large international corporations. Scott and his wife Erie Jane live in Dublin, OH.

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Sherif Matar

Sherif has more than 20 years executive financial management and leadership experience both in local and international markets. Throughout his career, he has helped many entrepreneurs launch, restructure, or expand their business through strategy building, financial planning and structuring, Debt or equity financing, setting up SOPs, cash flow management, and business process improvements.

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Jim McKinney

Jim is a results-oriented executive with more than 35 years demonstrated success in executing strategic, organizational and solutions-focused projects achieved through partnering with and engaging all levels of organization.

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Richard Murch

Richard has more than 30 years of financial management and leadership experience, primarily in the retail and distribution industries.  He has experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, process improvement, treasury management, bank financing and acquisition due diligence.  Richard and his wife Janet live in Hilliard, Ohio.

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Richard O’Keeffe

Rich has more than 40 years of diverse business experience in finance, planning, administration, IT, HR and accounting, working primarily with growing entrepreneurial businesses. He has teamed with entrepreneurs to implement tactical and strategic plans, project forward looking plans and budgets, track results, obtain capital, monitor capital expenditure projects, closely control business expenses, and track key performance indicators

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Lyle Rhodebeck

Lyle has more than 35 years executive management and leadership experience. He has extensive experience in finance, accounting, information technology, and operational efficiency. His background also includes mergers and acquisitions as well as strategy development.

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Bob Stecki

Bob has more than 35 years diverse experience in operations, finance, and accounting. He has proven abilities in managing and implementing start- up and growth operations, joint ventures, new system implementations, and international expansions. He also brings extensive experience to process improvement and cost reduction projects.

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Jim Zins

Jim has more than 30 years diverse business, finance, administration, and accounting experience working primarily with small to mid-sized companies. He has had extensive involvement in matters ranging from day-to-day operating decisions, business development, refinancing, strategic planning, and mergers/acquisitions.

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Lynnette Zody

Lynnette has more than 30 years experience with superior analytical abilities to develop and apply innovative solutions to complex problems and achieve desired business results. Lynnette has extensive knowledge of financial analysis and reporting, cash management, inventory planning and control, systems implementation, and business planning.

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Northeast Ohio

Area Presidents

Forest Bookman

Forest has built his career managing, developing, and leading various business enterprises. He finds joy in helping business owners find […]

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Peter Geise

Peter is an accomplished business executive with over 30 years of experience leading both domestic and international businesses, from Fortune […]

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Greg Gens

Greg has played a key leadership role in small and medium-sized businesses for more than 30 years. He has extensive […]

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Jim Gilbride

Jim is a successful business executive and entrepreneur, having developed several companies over more than 30 years business experience. He has […]

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Jeff Semple

Jeff Semple has more than 30 years experience as CEO/president, recognized by both Weatherhead School of Business (Weatherhead 100) and […]

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Mitch Willis

Mitch is an Area President for FocusCFO, helping clients in Northwestern Pennsylvania.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in […]

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CFOs

Lew Battaglia

Lew has over 25 years of strategic senior management experience in CFO, COO, and CEO roles in several privately-held organizations and industries. He has extensive operations, sales, HR and finance experience in both traditional and organized labor environments.

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Nicoleta Bortan

Nicoleta has almost 20 years experience with the ability to serve as a strategic partner and financial advisor. Nicoleta is a strategic visionary with a diverse capital raising background and sound risk management skills that has the ability to manage multiple processes, relate complex quantitative information and drive results.

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Wendy Brugmann

Wendy has more than 30 years executive management and leadership experience in accounting and operations. She is adaptable to changing roles and environments with the ability to achieve objectives.

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Mike Dodson

Mike is an accomplished business executive with over 40 years of financial and full P&L experience in a wide range of markets.  He is passionate in providing value added solutions to business problems and developing sound business strategies and process improvements. Mike lives in Mayfield Village, Ohio with his wife Mary.

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Kathleen Ferry

Kathleen brings more than 27 years as a CFO and business owner to her clients at FocusCFO. She appreciates and understands the unique opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs and family owned businesses. Her experience has taught her how owners can have a pulse on the day to day operations, evaluate their business’s financial strength, and plan the strategies needed to grow their businesses.

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Ken Fruscella

Ken has over 30 years of progressive manufacturing, accounting and managerial experience, including analyzing manufacturing variances, job and process costing, and new systems implementations.  He has held various Controller level positions Fortune 500 companies, as well as CFO positions at small to mid-size businesses.  Ken and his wife Linda live in Chesterland, Ohio.

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Mark Getsay

Mark is a principal at FocusCFO and has more than 30 years of executive management and leadership experience.  He has extensive experience in the operations of mid-sized, closely held business, in particular employee owned Companies (ESOPs).  He has served as a key member on executive teams, advisors to numerous closely held companies, non-profit organizations and local city government. Responsibilities have included Accounting/Finance, Information Technology (IT), Human Resources (HR), Operations, Government Legislation activities and Public Accounting. He has served on the Westlake City Council since 2009.

Mark and his wife Emily live in Westlake, Ohio.

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David Gouttiere

David joined FocusCFO as a partner after more than 20 years in senior financial management and 13 years in consulting. He has experience in manufacturing and transportation and logistics businesses. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, financial analysis, crisis management, process improvement, and ERP systems implementations.

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Walter Himmelman

Walter came to FocusCFO after 20 years of providing interim management, financial and consulting services to privately owned and public companies in the metals and woodworking manufacturing sector, energy, distribution and services industries. His experience includes all aspects of accounting, forecasting, budgeting, financial analysis, debt refinancing along with significant involvement in directing the acquisition and divesture transaction process.

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Gregg Infante

Gregg’s diverse background has enabled him to provide both financial and operational management expertise to middle market companies.  As a former CFO and business owner, Gregg is keenly aware of the opportunities and challenges that face entrepreneurs.

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Chuck Maimbourg

Chuck has over 36 years of experience as a finance and accounting executive with expertise in strategic business planning, process improvement, risk management, and expanding customer relationships. During his career, he has had responsibility for accounting, budgeting and forecasting, strategy, operations and business development, procurement and payment services, all aspects of human resources, and process reengineering.

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Ted McQuade

Ted has led manufacturing and distribution companies for over 20 years, usually in a turnaround situation.  He is a successful change agent, with a track record of positive results in companies through team building, mutual accountability, and Lean Six Sigma.  He has acquired, integrated, and sold many companies.

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Todd Peter

Todd is a 30 year seasoned entrepreneurial executive with a wide range of functional, strategic, and general management experience across industrial and commercial markets. His experience, primarily with privately owned companies, covers the gamut from hyper growth to distress, traditional Midwest industries to high tech engineered products.

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Chris Rouch

Chris is an operations oriented financial executive with more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, as well as 8 years of experience as an independent consultant to the manufacturing, engineering, recycling and private equity sectors.  He has served on the boards of several joint venture entities and has led or participated in more than 10 M&A transactions.  While his career has involved living and working in both domestic and foreign locations, he currently resides in his original hometown of Erie, PA.

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Jim Rowlands

Jim received a BSBA from Youngstown State University with a major in accounting. He began his career in Nebraska with the Nebraska State Auditor’s office. There he was part of a team that audited 28 of the 93 Nebraska counties. After more than a year auditing county governments, Jim landed a position with a CPA firm in Omaha Nebraska.https://focuscfo.com/wp-admin/profile.php

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Jim Stevenson

Jim is a highly accomplished and results-driven financial, operations and marketing executive with more than 25 years of management experience. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, financial and operational analysis, budget development, and cash flow management. His experiences include the start- ups of a staffing company, a sign company and a maintenance company. Jim and his wife Barbara reside in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

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Todd Whetstone

Todd has over 30 years business, finance, human resources, administration and accounting experience working for small, mid-size and large global organizations. He has extensive experience in strategic planning and mergers/acquisitions for companies going through transition or transformation.

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Skip Vermilya

Skip has more than 30 years diverse business, finance, administration, and accounting experience providing CFO services for mid-sized companies to larger, global organizations. He has also had extensive involvement in matters ranging from day-to-day operating decisions with full P&L responsibility, business development, strategic planning, investor relations and mergers/acquisitions.

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Southeast Michigan / Northwest Ohio

Area Presidents

Fred Dannhauser

Fred has been very successful in performance improvement and cost control. Over 35 years of experience in the manufacturing/warehousing industries […]

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Jeff Farrington

Jeff is an Area President for FocusCFO in Metro Detroit. He has nearly 30 years of leadership experience and lives […]

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Lesli Matukaitis

Lesli is an experienced Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry for 20+ years.   She is […]

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Joe Operacz

“It takes a lot of effort to make something look effortless.” Joe has been a results-driven Senior Financial Leader with […]

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CFOs

John Doerer

John has more than 25 years of experience advising entrepreneurial companies in business development, growth strategies, long-term strategic goals, and operational finance.  Having been in the trenches as an investor and a business owner/operator, he brings a sense of awareness and understanding of the issues that you face as a small business company owner.

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Pete Gstalder

Pete has over 25 years of diverse business experience to include strategic planning, management, finance, administrative, operations and accounting. As a former business owner, he has extensive experience in nearly every aspect of small to mid-sized business.

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Joe Lordon

Joe is a lifelong Michigan resident and has more than 35 years of financial management and leadership experience.  He has extensive experience in corporate finance, accounting, operations, risk management, budgeting and forecasting, business financing, and strategic planning.

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Bob Palmerton

Bob’s 30 years of financial leadership experience enables him to build value, achieve sustainable growth, and manage risk in the variety of companies he assists. His financial background encompasses budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, business valuation, M&A, financial systems implementation, and establishing turnaround and profit growth strategies. Bob has closed financing deals with private investors and senior lenders, and has managed investor and bank relations.

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Dan Pletcher

Dan has more than 35 years experience in executive management and leadership in business finance, management and accounting. Dan loves entrepreneurial spirit and is excited to be given the opportunity at FocusCFO to assist entrepreneurs with the difficult challenges facing them.

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Kerri Ross

With over 25 years of experience, Kerri has worked with hundreds of clients   throughout her career providing assistance with strategic planning, growth and acquisition opportunities, cash flow planning, financial management, budgeting, forecasting, accounting and operations.

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Southwest Ohio

Area Presidents

Jim Collins

Jim has thirty (30) years of experience in the area of consulting and advisory services to middle market, principally privately-owned […]

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Scott Davis

Scott is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of financial leadership experience with small and mid-sized companies in a wide range of industries. With FocusCFO, he is engaged by companies as an outsourced CFO supporting ownership, senior leadership and team members with analytics, counsel and rigorous fact-based financial perspectives focused on adding value to the business.

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Joe Hardiman

Joe is an accomplished business executive with over 30 years of Financial and Operations experience in a wide range of industries.  He is passionate in providing value added solutions to business problems and developing sound business strategies and process improvements. Joe lives in Montgomery, Ohio with his wife Ann.

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Chris Meibers

Chris joined the FocusCFO team serving the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky markets in 2018.  He has worked with a number of small and mid-market businesses over the last 18+ years, all of whom were at critical stages of launch, growth or profit maximization within their respective models.  He is a great communicator with a belief that the financial team within any organization should strive to bring all departments together because any operating model will only go as far as its fiscal health will allow it.  Chris and his wife Lindsay life in Fort Thomas, KY.

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Dan Strawn

Dan is a FocusCFO Principal serving individual clients as their CFO. He has more than 30 years of experience in leading financial and administrative organizations in privately held companies. He has extensive experience in working with business leaders to improve profitability and cashflow while also minimizing risk.

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John Wilson

John has been a senior finance, operations, and administrative executive and educator for 30+ years and has significant finance, technology, supply chain, HR, administrative and operations experience in commercial printing job shop and tier one automotive parts repetitive manufacturing industries for privately-held and family-owned businesses. He has proven his ability to improve operations, increase business growth, maximize profits and increase cash flow.

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Western Pennsylvania

Area Presidents

Tom Bartos

Tom has over 25 years of executive level managerial and financial experience in small privately-held and family-owned businesses.  His recent […]

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Mark Vernallis

Mark joined FocusCFO in 2018 to develop the Western Pennsylvania region. He grew up and has spent his entire business […]

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CFOs

Randy Feger

Randy is a seasoned financial executive with more than 20 years of successful leadership experience including strategic planning & implementation, forecasting & budgeting, process & performance improvement, working capital management, cash flow improvement, full P&L responsibility, financial analysis, cost reduction & control, business unit start-up, M&A & divestitures.

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Neal Robash

Neal has over 25 years of experience providing results-oriented financial and operational management guidance with diverse market leading small to large private and public companies. He has extensive experience leading day-to-day and strategic decision support capabilities in accounting services, financial planning & analysis, operations/supply chain and sales/marketing support.

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About FocusCFO

What is FocusCFO

We are passionate about working with small to medium-sized businesses and providing CFO-level support to organizations that do not need a full-time CFO or may not have the budget for one.

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