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

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

B2B CFO is pleased to announce its expansion in Indiana with the addition of Pete Ritz.   Ritz is joining B2B CFO after a 30-year successful corporate career in finance.  He joins seven other B2B CFO Partners in Indiana who currently provide CFO services to local business owners. 

With close to 200 partners across the country, B2B CFO, is the nation’s largest CFO for hire firm. The part-time/as-needed CFO role is a hallmark of the firm that provides services exclusively to emerging and mid-market companies. Ritz joined B2B CFO as a partner in March.  Ritz’s clients will benefit from his combination of executive finance and consulting experience supported by the depth of resources provided by the national firm.

Prior to joining B2B CFO, Ritz served in several senior financial roles in both private and public companies. As a CFO he created the financial infrastructure in a start-up company that helped the company grow ten times during his tenure. Ritz also served on the investment committee for a $125 million investment portfolio. Committee duties included all oversight of outside managers plus the reporting and benchmarking of portfolio results.

We welcome Pete to the B2B CFO Partnership. In many ways he 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 his role as B2B CFO Partner, Ritz 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 Indiana, as in the rest of the country 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, Ritz brings a unique business perspective having served as a CFO and an Audit Officer for both public and private companies that ranged in size from start-up to Fortune 500. His broad industry experience in finance, treasury, and operations, combined with his executive management skills enables him to be a key and trusted advisor to any CEO and their organization.

Ritz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University. He went on to earn his MBA from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University with an emphasis in Accounting. Ritz holds a CPA certificate from Illinois and is a Certified Cash Manager. He is a member of the association of Financial Professionals of Indiana and serves on the board and finance committees of two local non-profit organizations. In his spare time Ritz is involved in many activities at his church and enjoys playing bass guitar and running. He and his wife Verlyn have three grown step-children and four step-grandchildren.

 Direct Contact information:
Peter Ritz
15227 Declaration Dr.
Westfield, IN 46074
317-294-2897
peterritz@b2bcfo.com

 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.

 

Jerry L. Mills, CPA is also the author of “The Danger Zone – Lost in the Growth Transition” and “Avoiding The Danger Zone – Business Illusions” – non-fiction business books aimed at entrepreneurs.   For additional information, or to purchase a copy, please visit online at www.dangerzonebook.com.

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