PROFESSIONAL CFO SERVICES
Our CFOs have decades of experience generating and overseeing successful financial strategies for organizations in diverse industries. Explore our services below or click "Request a Proposal" to learn how Preferred CFO can help you achieve your goals.
MEET YOUR OUTSOURCED CFO TEAM
Our team consists of some of the top CFOs and Systems Advisors in the industry. These experts are supported by a team of expert controllers and bookkeepers to implement and support your strategic financial initiatives.
Founder & Managing Partner
Jerry Vance is the founder and managing partner of Preferred CFO. With over 40,000 billable hours of providing CFO consulting services to over 300 organizations, Jerry is the most experienced active outsourced CFO in Utah. Jerry specializes in forecasting, equity fundraising, cash flow diagnosis and solutions, and strategic advisement.
Partner, CFO, & Systems Advisor
Troy Skabelund has served as CFO and Systems Expert for organizations of all sizes and industries for over 20 years. He specializes in systems with experience in both proprietary and 3rd party solutions. Prior to joining Preferred CFO, Troy served as CFO for private and public companies, including 12 years at the Walt Disney Company.
CFO & Systems Advisor
Michael Flint is an experienced CFO with over 20 years in financial management. His expertise includes budgeting and forecasting, business process and systems improvement/automation, and technical accounting compliance. Michael is a VentureCapital.org Mentor and holds a Master's in Accounting from BYU.
CFO & IT Specialist
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.
BJ Mendenhall is a CFO with over 30 years of experience in the financial expertise industry. He has extensive experience developing financial strategies for profitability in public, private, and venture capital owned companies. BJ's expertise includes international accounting, systems development and automation, capital procurement, and M&A.
Amber Spek has over 20 years of financial experience in multiple industries, including healthcare, banking, internet security, manufacturing, and technology. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Utah. Amber's skills include financial analysis, accounting, and strategy development.
REVIEWS AND CASE STUDIES FROM OUR CLIENTS
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 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."
Diversified Management Services
Industry: Races & Events Entertainment
"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."
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."
IS AN OUTSOURCED CFO RIGHT FOR YOU?
Explore the latest news, articles, publications & research from our experts
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