"While he is an expert at the numbers and always gave us sound financial guidance, Jim was just as astute at being mindful of the human aspect of running a business. He saw us, our employees, and our clients as individuals, and that made all the difference."
—Eleni Siderias, Former Owner of Masterpiece Painting
Masterpiece Painting, based in Warren, Ohio, is a commercial and industrial coating and decorating company that has been in operation for over 50 years. In 2017, Masterpiece Painting reached out to FocusCFO about hiring a fractional CFO.
Area President Forest Bookman worked with then-owner Eleni Siderias and her leadership team to understand their needs and, in November 2017, they were matched with Jim Rowlands, one of FocusCFO's experienced fractional CFOs. Quite a bit has been accomplished in that time, but the most significant milestone has been facilitating the March 2023 sale of the business, allowing a successful exit for the owners.
In this testimonial, Eleni shares more about her experience working with FocusCFO and Fractional CFO Jim Rowlands, and how it has impacted her business.
Masterpiece Painting Testimonial for FocusCFO
"Bringing on Jim as our fractional CFO was an invaluable business decision. Jim helped us clarify systems and quickly became a trusted advisor. His expertise has been essential as we navigated several major decisions over the last few years. What stood out to me the most when bringing on Jim was his ability to jump right in and make sense of the financials and operations of our company. He got to know everyone, built trusting relationships, and was able to get to work immediately. Jim was integral in supporting the sale of our business, which had been in our family for over 50 years.
What has had the biggest impact on me over time is his strong sense of ethics. Jim is a very decent human being with clear values and he cares about the people he works with. As a small, family-owned business this was very important to our leadership team. While he is an expert at the numbers and always gave us sound financial guidance, Jim was just as astute at being mindful of the human aspect of running a business. He saw us, our employees, and our clients as individuals, and that made all the difference. "
—Eleni Siderias, former owner of Masterpiece Painting
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