B2B CFO EXPANDS IN DENVER
LOCAL “BIG 4” EXECUTIVE JOINS NATIONAL FIRM TO HELP SMALL AND MID-MARKET BUSINESSES AS CFO FOR HIRE
Denver, Colo. – [Jan. 10, 2013] – B2B CFO is pleased to announce its expansion in Denver with the addition of Kent J. Spuehler. He has joined the B2B CFO team of 11 partners in Colorado with over 29 years of experience in finance, as well as both private and public accounting.
Composed of more than 215 partners across the country, B2B CFO is the nation’s largest CFO services firm. The as-needed CFO role is a hallmark of the firm that provides services exclusively to emerging and mid-market companies. Spuehler became a partner with B2B CFO in April 2011. His clients benefit from his combination of executive finance and consulting experience supported by the depth of resources provided by the national firm. Kent is currently working with a diverse group of clients in Denver.
He signed on at B2B CFO with a “Big 4” accounting firm auditing background. Over his extensive career he has worked primarily as a Controller and Chief Financial Officer for both non-profit and for-profit companies. Kent has in his arsenal an abundance of knowledge in banking, investment management and capital markets. He also offers widespread knowledge of financial systems and reporting structures, processes that analyze budgets, costs, forecasts, streamlining operations and internal control improvement.
Kent Spuehler’s career accolades include issuing new money bonds totally $1.4 billion, collaborating with providers to develop Investment Policy Statements and handling investments totaling $3.3 billion, as well as acquiring and selling sold portfolios of specialized assets.
“We are greatly pleased with the addition of Kent to the firm,” said Jerry L. Mills, founder of B2B CFO. “Kent is a strong tactical planner who has a proven ability to promote optimal financial performance, an expertise in problem-solving and outstanding communication skills. In many ways he represents a snapshot of the B2B CFO organization: business experience and an entrepreneurial attitude, with deep roots in finance and established connections in the community.”
In his role as a B2B CFO Partner, Spuehler provides business owners of privately held growth-oriented businesses with the opportunity to have a trusted, affordable business advisor. Unlike a contract controller or interim CFO, a B2B CFO Partner works to create a long-term professional relationship to help companies grow their profitability and cash flow.
Kent Spuehler was hired by Joseph P. Silva, President of Garb Incorporated, to counsel on how to rectify problems resulting from severe improper management of inventory. “He immediately went to work on cash flow to assure sustainability,” said Silva. “Then he moved to understanding our banking relationship and was introduced to my board of directors as our new interim CFO. The board was so impressed with his knowledge, skills, abilities and professionalism that they requested he manage the bank negotiations, as opposed to me. Kent Spuehler is the best financial professional I have ever employed.”
According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in Colorado represent 97.6 percent of all employers and employ 49.3 percent of the private-sector workforce.
“I am committed to the success of my clients and I am passionate about timely and accurate performance,” said Spuehler. “Whether it is attaining operational efficiencies, increasing cash flow, decreasing the cost of debt; I am dedicated to utilizing the experience and knowledge I possess, reinforced by the nearly 6,500 years of combined experience among the other B2B CFO partners to assist my clients in reaching and surpassing their goals.”
Maintaining B2B CFO’s core values of honesty, integrity and objectivity, Kent’s broad industry experience in internal and external financial statement reporting, and corporate budget planning as well as operational accounting responsibilities enables him to be a vital and trustworthy advisor to any CEO and their organization.
Spuehler earned his undergraduate degree at Ohio State University and also attended Metropolitan State College in Denver. Kent holds an active CPA license in the state of Colorado and is a member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Chapter of FENG, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants and Financial Executives International.
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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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