B2B CFO EXPANDS IN MISSOURI
LOCAL BUSINESSWOMAN JOINS NATIONAL VIRTUAL FIRM TO HELP EMERGING AND MID-MARKET BUSINESSES OFFERING CFO SERVICES
(Saint Joseph, MO) January 12, 2013 – B2B CFO is pleased to announce its expansion in central Missouri with the addition of Laura Osborn as Partner. Osborn joins B2B CFO after a 19-year successful corporate career in executive financial management. She is the second B2B CFO partner in Missouri providing CFO services to local business owners.
With more than 200 partners across the country, B2B CFO is the nation’s largest CFO services firm. The “1099 CFO” role is a hallmark of the firm that provides services exclusively to emerging and mid-market companies. Osborn joined B2B CFO as a partner in July 2012. Osborn’s clients benefit from her combination of executive finance, public accounting and banking industry experience supported by the depth of resources provided by the national firm. Osborn is currently working with a diverse group of clients in Missouri.
Prior to joining B2B CFO, Osborn spent the last 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry leading finance teams, directing the budget and forecasting process, securing site expansion tax incentives, implementing budgeting systems, and upgrading ERP systems. She has a solid record of contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity & enhancement of internal controls.
Osborn’s previous experience includes animal health, custom manufacturing, public accounting and banking. She has extensive experience in aligning strategic goals to operational plans and resources.
“We welcome Laura to the B2B CFO Partnership. In many ways she represents a snapshot of the organization: business experience and an entrepreneurial outlook, with deep roots in finance and strong connections in the community,” said Jerry L. Mills, founder of B2B CFO.
In her role as B2B CFO Partner, Osborn offers business owners of privately held growth-oriented businesses the opportunity to have an affordable trusted business advisor. Unlike a contract controller or interim CFO, a B2B CFO Partner works to create a long-term professional relationship to help the company grow its profitability and cash flow.
“Choosing to serve small and medium sized businesses as a B2B CFO® in Northwest Missouri is my opportunity to contribute to the economic success of the region,” said Osborn. “My personal experience gained while leading the Finance team for a large global company allows me to share “big business” insights, growth strategies, tools, processes and best practices with the small to medium sized business that may not otherwise have access to this knowledge.”
For the business owner, Osborn brings a unique business perspective having led finance teams and advised executive management of both mid-sized businesses & a $700M international business. While serving as Treasurer and Controller of a manufacturing company she was instrumental in selecting and implementing an ERP system, establishing a 401 K, negotiating affordable healthcare and overseeing the treasury and risk management functions.
Osborn earned her Bachelor’s of Science/ Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Management from Western Missouri State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Missouri State Society of CPA’s.
Osborn lives in Saint Joseph with her husband, Tim. They are blessed to have two grown daughters and their husbands living in the same community. Tim and Laura spend their leisure time enjoying family and friends, riding their Harley, and serving in their church.
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ABOUT B2B CFO®
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., the firm was founded in 1987 by Jerry L. Mills who pioneered the “1099 CFO” concept. Today, B2B CFO is the nation’s largest CFO services firm serving entrepreneurial, growth and mid-market companies. The firm’s partners have an average of 25 years of experience and each individual partner is a senior level executive with a broad range of expertise. Please visit online at www.B2BCFO.com to find out more about the company and B2B CFO careers.
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