Preferred CFO's outsourced CFOs & controllers have decades of experience developing successful financial strategies. Our CFOs are experienced in working with organizations of all sizes, industries, and stages of growth.
Explore our specialties below or contact us to learn how Preferred CFO can help your organization achieve its goals faster.
Fractional CFOs are outsourced CFOs providing part-time, contract CFO services to companies. This is an excellent option for companies that do not yet need the services of a full-time CFO but have growth or challenges that necessitate a higher level of financial expertise. Fractional CFOs help companies resolve challenges, elevate financial strategy, & maximize profitability.
Preferred CFO is a full-service outsourced financial team, which means in addition to CFOs, we also have outsourced controllers on staff. While our CFOs focus on forward-facing financial strategy, our controllers are experts in record-keeping, monthly closes, & reporting. Our controllers will help organize your books and processes, prepare reports, & support your financial strategy.
Preferred CFO is the most experienced outsourced CFO team in the country. Our CFOs specialize in forward-facing financial strategy to help your company overcome obstacles & achieve your business goals faster & more efficiently. Our team works to help drive your business forward, maximize profitability & shareholder value, raise capital, & optimize your exit strategy.
Raising capital can be stressful, but Preferred CFO can help get you in the door and make the process go more smoothly. We bring experience, strategy, and clout to your organization. Our capital raising experts have helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars of debt & equity capital andare highly respected in the industry.
Cash Flow Issues
If your company is currently experiencing cash flow issues such as tight margins, high expenses, inventory tying up cash flow, or high accounts receivable, our fractional CFOs can help. Our CFOs are experts at strategizing spending, making cost cuts, analyzing contracts, and optimizing financial systems.
If you don't have an up-to-date financial forecast our fractional CFO team can help. Our CFOs have developed hundreds of long- and short-term financial forecasts for companies of all sizes & industries. A financial forecast can cut costs, save waste, and help you achieve your growth goals faster & more efficiently.
Your organization can achieve new heights with a strategic CFO financial strategy consultant. Our expert financial advisors work with your existing team to elevate your financial strategy, overcome challenges, prepare for growth, or facilitate change. Tap into our expert CFO advisors & consultants today.
Preferred CFO understands the importance of maintaining accurate, up-to-date financial records. Our outsourced bookkeepers can help support financial strategies developed by our fractional CFOs, augment existing teams, or can play an external part-time bookkeeper role for your company.
In business, everything is operations. Our systems consultants have optimized financial & operational systems for decades. Cut fat, optimize efficiency, and upgrade your legacy systems to align with your modern goals. A systems upgrade can save you time & money while preparing you for scalable growth.
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Contact us to speak with one of our CFO experts. Schedule a free financial consultation or discuss how an outsourced CFO may be able to help your company achieve its goals faster.
Why Hire an Outsourced CFO?
Hiring a CFO isn’t an expense, it’s an investment. Your CFO will help you accelerate growth, maximize resources, improve profit margins, and optimize systems in your business. The end result can be a higher functioning, more profitable company that can more effectively & predictably achieve your goals.
Elevate Your Strategy
A high-impact financial strategy is more than just goals and budgets. It also requires optimizing existing resources, maximizing profits, and designing a detailed forecast to get from where you are to where you want to go.
Whether you’re experiencing challenges from high-growth or have hit a plateau, Preferred CFO can help. Our outsourced CFOs can optimize your growth through detailed forecasting, operational plans, and enhanced systems.
Prepare for a Transaction
Many companies to choose hire an outsourced CFO when they are planning to raise capital, anticipating a merger or acquisition, or are preparing the company for an exit. Your CFO can help prepare for a transaction and navigate terms.
MEET YOUR OUTSOURCED CFO TEAM
Our team consists of some of the top Virtual CFOs and Systems Advisors in the industry. These experts are supported by our team of virtual controllers and bookkeepers to implement and support your strategic financial initiatives.
John Ellsworth is a strategic CFO with success in positioning enterprises for scalable, sustainable growth. In his diverse career, John Ellsworth has established high-performing teams, improved cash flow, restructured operations, diversified business & guaranteed economic resilience in competitive & volatile regulatory markets.
Jason is an impactful CFO with over 20 years of diverse experience in senior leadership & strategic finance roles. As a skilled leader, he has significant expertise in developing & executing financial forecasting and modeling, optimizing business resources and KPIs, and supporting national & international companies through significant growth.
CFO / Consultant
Don Calcote is a growth- and results-driven CFO with over 40 years of experience in strategic finance leadership. He has worked with public & privately-held companies in a wide range of industries. Don’s extensive experience and success in seeing a business through all stages of growth brings expert perspective & insight to the clients he supports.
Kodi Charbonneau is an expert controller with significant experience in accounting functions, accounting team management, and process improvement. Her expertise includes cash flow management, AP/AR, purchasing, budgeting, journal entries & reconciliations, audit support, supply chain management, payroll, & more.
Eric Dorfman is a talented CFO with diverse experience in strategic finance and operational leadership for public & privately-held companies in a variety of industries. Eric has a track record of results-oriented leadership, including identifying & leading strategic business opportunities, analyzing value across complex enterprises, & more.
Mike Paulsin is a respected business & financial leader with significant organizational & financial expertise in a variety of economic landscapes in both public & privately-held companies & in multiple industries, including publishing, manufacturing, warehouse/wholesale distribution, e-commerce, service industries, food/beverage, and more.
Cindi Ward has over 25 years of experience in operational Controller functions, including co-owning and managing a promotional products company. She has significant background in accounting, payroll, and taxes, as well as experience in industries spanning business & marketing, construction, financial institutions, & food/beverage.
Annette Torres is a detail-oriented Controller with over 18 years of financial experience. She has helped companies in multiple industries improve outcomes by implementing processes resulting in 50% faster financial statement publishing, reduced late filing tax penalties, & special payroll circumstances for 60k employees.
Sawar Uddin is an experienced CFO with over 30 years in senior finance roles. Sawar has helped companies save $20M+ through productivity improvements, consolidations & contract negotiations. He has a record of improving company-wide processes, and has helped lead effective turnarounds, capital raises & strategic exits.
CFO / Controller
Brenda Rees is an experienced finance professional with over 35 years of high-level operational experience as a Controller, Finance Director, & CFO in SaaS, Healthcare, & Retail Equipment industries. She has orchestrated multiple turnarounds & helped organizations optimize profitability to achieve strategic objectives.
Curtis Bigelow is an experienced finance professional with 20 years of finance experience. He has worked with a number of companies in a variety of industries, including SaaS, healthcare, and manufacturing. Curtis has a unique blend of financial, operational, & managerial expertise that lends him well to high-level, forward-thinking financial strategy.
Wes is an experienced CFO with success building & implementing financial models, leading finance departments through significant growth, & coordinating corporate restructurings. Wes has significant international finance experience, including coordinating international corporate restructurings & building multinational financial models.
K. Scott Crawford
Partner & Business Development
Scott Crawford is an experienced business development expert and client experience specialist. His role at Preferred CFO is to develop new business relationships between Preferred CFO and strategic partners, as well as to work directly with CFOs and clients to ensure the company's clients have an optimal value experience.
Jill Tavey has over 10 years of success in finance for various industries. Her ability to negotiate & shape strategic direction has propelled multiple companies through significant growth. Her experience includes strategic planning, budgeting & forecasting, raising capital, risk mitigation, audit management, & process improvement.
Wayne Vance is an experienced CFO and finance expert with over 19 years of SaaS industry experience in both Silicon Valley and Silicon Slopes including raising over $85M in public and private funding, participating in and facilitating over 10 acquisitions, and playing a strategic role in the completion of a $1.8B sale of Omniture to Adobe.
Kyle is an experienced CFO with over 20 years in financial and audit management. His expertise includes financial forecasting, budgeting, and cash management. A veteran of the financial services industry, Kyle has served as CFO, COO, and Senior Auditor for organizations such as Arthur Andersen, LLP and CSI Capital Management, Inc.
David Guyaux brings over 25 years' experience as CFO, VP of Finance, and Controller roles in public and private enterprises. He has organized finances for companies to turn around operations and meet compliance and governmental requirements, as well as to prepare for M&A. David has an MBA from the University of Utah.
Founder & Managing Partner
Jerry Vance is the founder and managing partner of Preferred CFO. With nearly 2 decades providing CFO consulting services to over 300 organizations, Jerry is one of the most experienced outsourced CFOs in the United States. Jerry specializes in forecasting, equity fundraising, cash flow diagnosis and solutions, and strategic advisement.
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CASE STUDIES & CLIENT REVIEWS
Industry: Entertainment, Television, Film, & Podcasting
While serving as CFO for Starburns Industries, an independent television and film studio based in Burbank, California, Troy Skabelund, current Partner at Preferred CFO, completed a complete financial turnaround, bringing the company from only $700 in the bank to financial stability with an award-winning feature film and three television series with major networks.
Smart Rhino Labs
Industry: SaaS, Technology, & Transportation
While serving as CFO for Smart Rhino Labs, a recruitment marketing company in Salt Lake City, Utah, and one of Utah’s fastest growing companies, Preferred CFO converted accounting from a cash basis to an accrual basis, developed internal financial talent, established a robust financial forecast, populated a comprehensive data room, and assisted senior executives in strategic analysis and deal evaluation. The result was more reliable financial reporting, improved financial visibility, and a successful exit with a well-aligned strategic partner.
"Preferred CFO had a strong influence in the successful sale of one of our business entities. Their work helped us to understand the value of each entity separately. Presenting a well- prepared and unified front to our buyers was a very important thing to us. Our assigned CFO was able to present accurate financials, articulate future expectations, and help describe where the company had been."
Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of South Valley
"Preferred CFO has helped save us funds in a variety of ways. Our CFO has changed vendor services not only saving dollars but improving quality and results. He reviews our short and long term financial forecast recommending ways to prevent issues. He presents information to our Board of Directors so that it is easily understood and invests time in making sure the Board is comprehending everything prepared for them."
Diversified Management Services
Industry: Races & Events Entertainment
Energy Management Corporation
Industry: Electrical Equipment Manufacturing & Installation
Preferred CFO provided a dynamic interim CFO solution that helped to streamline their sales order completion times, reduce inventory write-off, and fully utilize existing accounting staff. Our CFO was able to work closely with Energy Management Corporation's internal IT department to improve their home-grown ERP system.
"Preferred CFO helped us successfully raise our first round of funding, and is currently supporting our second round. We’ve felt confident knowing that our CFO can jump on a call to field questions on our behalf. Our financial projections carry more weight with the Preferred CFO reputation. They were able to help us with a high-level solution that we would not have been able to replicate or afford any other way given the position our business was in."
What does Preferred CFO’s tagline “The Confidence of Knowing” mean? Every major business decision is based on information—historical data, projections, evidence, industry experience, and so on. At Preferred CFO, our CFOs are forward-facing experts with exceptional skills in data procurement, analysis, & reporting. Our experience and knowledge eliminate guesswork, empowering you with financial confidence to make data-backed business decisions. This helps you reduce risk and maximize opportunities while propelling your business toward you goals.
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