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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Management Consulting space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Financial Officer of Gallagher
Douglas K. Howell joined Gallagher in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer. He oversees the company’s financial, investment, information technology and administrative functions, and represents Gallagher in dealings with global investment analysts, institutional shareholders and prospective investors. He also leads many operational, quality and productivity initiatives.
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About Gallagher: Gallagher is an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm.
Philip F. Green
CFO & Partner of Brinker Capital
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About Brinker Capital: Brinker Capital is an investment management company, provides managed account and mutual fund investment programs.
Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer of McKinsey & Company
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About McKinsey & Company: McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm and trusted advisor by businesses, governments, and institutions.
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of The Carlyle Group
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About The Carlyle Group: The Carlyle Group is a global private equity firm that caters to early and later stage companies.
Chief Financial Officer of ATEK Companies
Most of Kevin’s peers are convinced he was born wearing a green eyeshade. Raised and educated in Minnesota, he joined ATEK in 2004. After holding a variety of financial leadership positions Kevin was named CFO in 2015. Always a competitor, he is eager to take on a challenge. Kevin is an accomplished swimmer and still enjoys frequenting local pools and lakes.
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About ATEK Companies: ATEK Access Technologies, LLC designs and manufactures automatic door and industrial safety systems.
Partner, Head of US Private Equity, Board and CFO Specialist of Egon Zehnder
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About Egon Zehnder: Egon Zehnder is a true professional services firm, passionately devoted to your success, ethical in our actions
Partner / Fractional CFO of Wells Group of New York
Evan Zawatsky is a partner of Wells Group and specializes in CFO and Controller services. At Wells Group, he has served as the VP of Finance at Draper James, interim Controller at Daily Harvest, and consultant CFO at Snowe, FEED, and State Bags, among others. Currently, he consults with 20+ organizations in consumer goods & services, healthcare, food & beverage, and financial services. Evan began his career in audit at KPMG, where he earned his CPA, and later joined Ernst and Young’s Advisory group. After completing his MBA, Evan spent four years as an independent consultant while partnering with Nomad Financial and Catalant, focusing on working with start-ups in finance, accounting and management consulting engagements. He consulted 100+ start-ups in tech, consumer goods & services, healthcare, and manufacturing, while also working with Anheuser-Busch’s ZX-Ventures, Estee Lauder and Covanta Energy. Evan received his BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
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About STATE Bags, Wells Group of New York: Wells Group provides Interim CFO, COO, & Controller services acting as a cost-effective solution for companies at all stages.
Chief Financial Officer of The Boston Consulting Group
Paul is a partner and managing director in the Sydney office. Since joining BCG in 1998, he has worked for clients in a range of industry sectors, including travel and tourism, agribusiness, consumer goods, food services, industrial goods, financial services and telecommunications. Paul is a core member of BCG’s Travel and Tourism, People & Organization, and Operations practice areas. He is also a topic leader for BCG’s Engaging for Results organization tool. Before BCG and university, Paul worked in the agribusiness sector through his management of a family dairy-farming business. This business is still operated by his family and has grown into one of Australia’s largest dairy farming operations. Paul has a bachelor’s of arts and law degree from the University of Queensland and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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About The Boston Consulting Group, The Boston Consulting Group, The Boston Consulting Group: The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and an advisor on business strategy.
Co-CEO, CFO of Apex Technology
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About Apex Technology, Bessemer Venture Partners, Stanford University: Apex Technology is a special purpose acquisition corporation.
SVP & CFO of Hillenbrand
Kristina Cerniglia is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Hillenbrand Inc., a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Batesville, Indiana. In this role, she leads the company’s finance organization, overseeing financial planning and analysis, reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations, and internal audit. Cerniglia also plays a critical role in shaping Hillenbrand’s strategy as well as leading the company’s engagement with investors and analysts. Cerniglia has more than 25 years of industrial experience. Before assuming the role as Hillenbrand’s CFO, she served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Stanley Black & Decker, an $11 billion global provider of power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic monitoring systems. She also spent nine years of her career at United Technologies Corporation in various financial roles.
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About Hillenbrand: Hillenbrand, Inc. is a global diversified industrial company that makes and sells premium business-to-business products.
Chief Financial Officer of Impact Analytics
Licensed CPA with ten years experience in public financial reporting, software revenue recognition, cost accounting, forensic accounting and financial modeling. Currently, Luke is the Vice President of Finance & Administration for BuyerQuest, the most powerful eProcurement solution in the market.
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About Impact Analytics: Impact Analytics builds 360-degree data science solutions to empower enterprises to turn their data into dollars.
CFO of Willdan
Stacy McLaughlin was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective November 15, 2013. McLaughlin served as the Company’s Compliance Manager from 2010 to 2013. As Compliance Manager, McLaughlin was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the financial reporting process, including analyzing the balance sheets and income statements of each business segment. Prior to joining the Company, McLaughlin was, from 2009 to 2010, Senior Associate at Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation and, from 2004 to 2009, Senior Audit Associate at the public accounting firm KPMG LLP. In her position at KPMG LLP, she planned, coordinated and completed financial statement audits for companies in the engineering services sector, among others. McLaughlin has a Masters in Accounting from the University of Southern California and BS from the University of Arizona. McLaughlin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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About Willdan: Willdan is a company selling professional technical and consulting services to public agencies at all levels.
Chief Financial Officer of Neighborly Brands
Jon Shell is the Chief Financial Officer at Neighborly.
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About Neighborly Brands: Neighborly is a services provider focused on repairing, maintaining, and enhancing customers’ homes and businesses.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of CALIBRE
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dr. College is responsible for overseeing financial and accounting operations, strategic financial planning, capital structure, treasury management, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k) management, contracts and procurement, quality programs, and strategic communications and graphic design. Additionally, he retains strategic growth responsibilities in support of current corporate business areas and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. College previously served as Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and was responsible for conducting industry analysis and preparing strategies for service offerings, client development, and cost management across the company. He has also served as Division Vice President of both the Performance & Cost Management and Energy, Environment, & Infrastructure Divisions. He will continue to serve as Provost of CALIBRE University, CALIBRE’s leadership development program, providing direction to ensure the programs remain current and relevant. Dr. College joined CALIBRE in October 2012 after 34 years of government service as a military officer and civil servant. Prior to joining CALIBRE, he was the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Department of the Army. His previous assignments included Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Infrastructure Analysis), Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs (G-8), and Deputy Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation. Dr. College began his service as a Senior Executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as Director, Economic Analysis and Resource Planning Division and Director, Force and Infrastructure Cost Analysis Division. Prior to joining DoD, Dr. College was an Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, and served as a Commissioned Officer, Field Artillery, United States Army. A recipient of the Presidential Rank Awards of Distinguished Executive (2001 and 2007) and Meritorious Executive (1998), Dr. College received a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Stanford University.
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About CALIBRE, CALIBRE: CALIBRE is an employee-owned management consulting and information technology solutions company.
Chief Financial Officer of Credera
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About Credera: Credera provides management consulting, technology solutions, and business intelligence services.
CFO & Vice President of Administration of Catalyst Connection
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About Catalyst Connection: Catalyst Connection is a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Chief Financial Officer of V2 Strategic Advisors
Lenka oversees day-to-day administrative duties and strategic initiatives in the areas of finance, accounting, and general business operations. She supports V2’s various departments and team members to ensure successful execution of the company’s strategy. Lenka’s prior work experience includes positions in public relations and banking organizations. During her tenure at Bank of America, she earned top performer awards in consumer banking operations and sales-related roles. Lenka was educated at the Technical University of Kosice in Slovakia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Her outside interests include gourmet cooking, interior design and spending time with family in the New Hampshire Seacoast.
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About V2 Strategic Advisors, V2 Strategic Advisors: V2 is a boutique management and technology consultancy firm.
Chief Financial Officer of Edwards Performance Solutions
Bill Gibson joined Edwards in January 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for managing all financial affairs of the company. In addition to managing the daily tasks of accounting operations, Bill works with company leadership to understand the profitability of all existing contracts, ensures access to sufficient working capital as the company grows, and enhances the company’s financial reporting, as well as budgeting and forecasting processes. Prior to joining Edwards, Bill served as Chief Financial Officer of Applied Network Solutions. He is credited with coordinating the review of the company’s financial system and implementing effective internal controls designed to proactively improve financial system performance. In November 2013, the government completed its review and issued its opinion, clearing the way for Applied Network Solutions to prime cost plus contracts. During his time at Applied Network Solutions, Bill also implemented a formal monthly reporting package that included varied analyses to plan, project profitability and indirect rates, as well as traditional financial statements. Prior to joining Applied Network Solutions, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Maricom Systems. Under his financial leadership, Maricom’s staff increased from 35 to more than 250 employees and revenues grew 800%. Bill is credited with maintaining tight controls over the company’s balance sheet, ensuring access to sufficient working capital, while minimizing the need for long term debt. Bill is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Towson University.
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About Edwards Performance Solutions: Edwards Performance Solutions helps clients improve operational performance.
President & CFO of C.A. Short Company
CEO, Employee Engagement and Recognition Strategist, Speaker.
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About C.A. Short Company, C.A. Short Company, C.A. Short Company: C.A. Short Company provides a positive, supportive work environment and fosters a rewarding work-life integration.