- Columbus Metro
Don has more than 30 years of diverse experience providing senior financial management to small and mid-sized businesses. He has a strong background in forecasting, budgeting, business strategy, insurance contract negotiation and analysis, debt refinancing, mergers & acquisitions, and cost accounting.
Don has served in several senior management roles with companies such as Chief Financial Officer of Hometown Urgent Care, Director at Ernst & Young and GBQ Partners. He also managed his own controller & CFO contracting business for three years. He has evaluated and advised on numerous business acquisitions and restructuring and has worked with several private equity firms on business transactions. His expertise includes financial analysis, financial budgeting and forecasting, cash flow forecasting, product profitability, cost accounting and health-care cost and profitability modeling.
Don received his MBA in Business Management and BBA in Accounting from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He also holds a BM in Jazz Performance from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
- Favorite Books: Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith and Never Give In (The Best of Winston Churchill’s Speeches)
- Favorite Musical Artist/Song: Anything performed by Frank Sinatra with Count Basie and The Eagles-Hotel California
- Favorite Movies: Blazing Saddles, The Shawshank Redemption
What attracted you
I like working with entrepreneurs and like helping them to understand their business better. I like the flexibility the businesses have and the pace that change can be made when a plan is developed. I wanted to make a difference in the future for a business owner or their family through the success of their business..