“The accountant in me saw the risk, the entrepreneur saw the possibility.” – Phil Knight, Nike founder
I spent the first 20 years of my career climbing the corporate ladder at a Fortune 100 company. It was the most brilliant training ground imaginable – full of challenges, ridiculously smart people, and endless opportunities to drive meaningful results for the business.
As a finance professional I immersed myself in both the financial and operational effectiveness across a variety of functions. I held leadership roles within Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, Treasury, Chipset Manufacturing, Close & Reporting, Internal Controls, Construction, and Mobility.
That was then, this is now.
I love the work I did in my corporate life, but what really sets me on fire is the possibility of bringing big business best practices to the people.
I’m excited to announce the formation of my new company, Tailwind PDX LLC. I provide fractional CFO services to growing companies, with a well-rounded focus on financials, operations, and strategy. Based in Portland, OR, I operate with a deep sense of ownership and care for my customer’s companies as if they were my own.
As your CFO I bring deep financial expertise, of course. More than that, you can expect a highly committed collaborative partner who increases profits, drives lean operations, and puts procesess in place for growth & scale. If this sounds like your kind of thing, I’d love to talk more.
As a certified Oregon Benefit Company, I believe in the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit. Integrity and giving back to the community are at the very heart of my practice.
All founders need and deserve better visibility into their finances and operations.
We are in this together.
I will be posting regular blogs with best-known methods, case studies, and thorny problems resolved. If there’s a burning issue on your mind, I’d love to address it in a future post…please shoot me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,