Forge and Finance

Forge and Finance

By Peter Geise

Recently I was asked to write a quarterly column on financial matters for Forge Magazine. As the name suggests, the magazine serves the forging industry, which is a $36.6B industry that is growing at a modest rate of 1.2% annually. Forging is big business in NE Ohio, where I live, with several companies like Sifco Industries, Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Wiseco, Dyson Corp., Wodin, Viking Forge, Solmet, Ohio Star Forge, Bula Forge, Ken Forging and Canton Drop Forge headquartered here. 

In my column, I’m hoping to provide some thoughts and tips to business owners, including how to evaluate and minimize risk, improve and manage cash flow, and how to add value. I also hope to hear from the Forge readers on topics they’d like me to cover.

Stay tuned!

Peter is an Area President for FocusCFO based out of Akron, OH.


Biery Cheese Company

Biery Cheese Company Letter of Recommendation

Last year, we hired FocusCFO to assist us in some projects and provide us with some additional executive leadership. Our organization was not a typical size company that FocusCFO was used to supporting but they were willing to help us in our efforts. We felt we didn’t need a full time CFO at the time and they were able to provide us with multiple candidates, all with excellent resumes. Peter was able to secure Todd Whetstone as our advisor who has brought a wealth of knowledge and outside prospective which has helped stimulate our thinking processes and has helped continue to challenge our current processes.

We have been very happy with the high quality of work and support that Peter and Todd has provided and we would not hesitate to refer them to other organizations who are in need of quality services from a high level financial advisor.

Ben Biery