LOCAL BUSINESSWOMAN JOINS FIVE AT NATIONAL FIRM TO HELP SMALL AND MID-MARKET BUSINESSES AS CFO FOR HIRE

LOCAL BUSINESSWOMAN JOINS FIVE AT NATIONAL FIRM TO HELP SMALL AND MID-MARKET BUSINESSES AS CFO FOR HIRE

B2B CFO is pleased to announce its expansion in Georgia with the addition of Kathryn Simons.  Simons joins B2B CFO after a 25-year successful corporate career in finance.  She joins eight other B2B CFO Partners in Georgia who currently provide CFO services to local business owners.

With more than 200 partners across the country, B2B CFO, is the nation’s largest CFO for hire firm. The as-needed CFO role is a hallmark of the firm that provides services exclusively to emerging and mid-market companies. Simmons joined B2B CFO as a partner in October 2011.  Simon’s clients will benefit from his combination of executive finance and consulting experience supported by the depth of resources provided by the national firm. Simons is currently working with a diverse group of clients in Atlanta.

Prior to joining B2B CFO, Simons served in several financial oriented positions at numerous organizations including CFO, with significant experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, Fiscal and Operational Functions. Additionally, she has worked with Fortune 500 multinationals and, more recently, with privately held companies ranging from start-ups to $2 billion in revenue.

“We welcome Kathryn 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, Simons 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.

The economic environment for small businesses in Georgia, has proven challenging but things seem to be on their way back up.  According to a recent survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal economists around the country predict quarterly growth in 2011 to surpass 3.2 percent.

For the business owner, Simons brings a unique business perspective having served as a CPA, Controller and CFO for diverse companies in several industries including US and offshore insurance, technology, health care, banking, family office, real estate and manufacturing. Her broad industry experience in maximizing cash flow, budgeting and cost control as well as managing relationships with other professionals, combined with her executive management skills enables her to be a key and trusted advisor to any CEO and their organization.

Simons earned her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. She studied with the University of London Masters of Laws program, holds a Certificate in International Business Laws, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Georgia. Her expertise has also served the boards and committees of several charitable organizations. A dual citizen of the US and Bermuda (UK), she has lived and worked in the Atlanta, Georgia area for the past ten years.

 

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 B2BCFO careers.

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