Chris Howard | CFO

Chris is a Principal with FocusCFO providing fractional CFO services to SME’s in the Cleveland/Akron area. He has over 40 years business operations experience across sales, marketing, technology, operations and financial areas. Chris and his wife, Fleur, live in Gates Mills, OH.

Before FocusCFO

Chris purchased and operated a business for over 12 years, successfully selling the business at a premium. Prior to running his own business he worked in several software businesses with a particular focus on forecasting and operations planning for manufacturing and distribution companies.

Chris received his B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He attended the NYU Stern School of Business as part of their MBA program from 1974-1978.


Other Interests

  • Duplicate Bridge
  • Member of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
  • Family history/genealogy
  • Exercise and working out, especially swimming (I was a competitive swimmer from age 7 thru college but now I swim very slowly!)