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Welcome Ted McQuade

Welcome to the FocusCFO Team!

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.

Prior to FocusCFO

He worked for GE for 15 years in various businesses, first in Finance and then in operations. He joined The Standard Products Company in 1995 as Executive Vice President, North American Automotive Operations, where he successfully turned around an engineered component business. When Cooper Tire & Rubber acquired Standard Products in 1999, Ted moved to the Plastics Division as its President and oversaw its divestiture.

Recently, Ted has served as President & CEO for several smaller companies within the automotive, appliance supply chain and metals industries and has served as a board member of three independent companies.

Ted received both his undergraduate degree (in English Literature) and his MBA (Finance) from Indiana University.

Other Interests

He is a member of the American Cancer Society’s Northern Ohio Board, and has been involved with its annual golf event at Canterbury since 2011, co-chairing it from 2016-18. Ted is passionate about gardening at his home in Chagrin Falls, supporting his wife in her real estate career, taking care of their four dogs, and improving his golf game.