• Accounting Systems
  • Cash Flow Processes
  • Advisor Coordination
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Production & Operations
  • Banking & Capital
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Risk Assessments
  • Revenue
  • Operating Rhythm
  • Succession or Exit Planning
  • Readiness & Attractiveness
  • Price/Multiple

Bob Palmerton

  • CFO
  • Detroit Metro

Bob’s 30 years of financial leadership experience enables him to build value, achieve sustainable growth, and manage risk in the variety of companies he assists. His financial background encompasses budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, business valuation, M&A, financial systems implementation, and establishing turnaround and profit growth strategies. Bob has closed financing deals with private investors and senior lenders, and has managed investor and bank relations.

Before FocusCFO

Bob’s financial experience includes CFO, Director of Finance and Controller. His leadership toolkit consists of lessons learned while keeping struggling companies afloat, leading growing companies to scale, and pushing maturing companies to continue to deliver consistent and meaningful returns to their stakeholders. Bob built his entrepreneurial hands-on finance and operations experience with a variety of information technology, manufacturing and services companies in the SMB market, following his corporate finance background in services and manufacturing with companies including ADP, Honeywell and the Linde Group.

Bob received an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Fordham University in New York, NY.

    Other Interests

    • Favorite movie:  2001 A Space Odyssey
    • Favorite vacation:  Hiking the Amalfi Coast in Italy with my family
    • Something most people don't know about me:  I’m an award-winning artist and regularly exhibit my paintings in national art shows.

What attracted you
to FocusCFO?

The opportunity to lead a variety of companies to build sustainable growth and value

Curated insights by Bob Palmerton