John Tate | CFO
John is a Senior Finance Executive with a diverse background that includes experience in financial services, transportation, logistics, supply chain management, and SaaS for US companies, as well as mineral extractive, mineral processing, and renewable energy (rural electrification) for startup companies in Tanzania, East Africa. John is a well-rounded executive with large, small, and startup company experience.
After graduation, John worked for Ford Motor Credit Company in Dearborn, Michigan where he had several Finance Office (Treasury, Controller’s Office, System’s Office) positions and ex-pat assignments as CFO for joint ventures and subsidiaries in India, Thailand, and Korea. He also was Assistant Treasurer, Global Operations, for a transportation and logistics company and CFO for a SaaS startup in Cincinnati. Most recently he has been a hands-on Angel investor in Tanzania for several startups.
- Who is your favorite musical artist? John Prine
- What was your favorite vacation? Camping in the Mt. Zirkel Wildnerness
- What is your favorite movie? Dr. Zhivago
- What are your favorite activities? Exercising and working in the garden with my wife
Why did you join FocusCFO?
John joined FocusCFO for the opportunity to work with a group of seasoned finance professionals who are dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs who want to improve their business operations.