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

Greater Charleston

At FocusCFO, we specialize in Fractional CFO services for small and medium-sized businesses across the Greater Charleston area and the Carolinas. Our mission is to empower businesses like yours to achieve their goals and cultivate sustainable, transferable business value.

Fueled by a skilled workforce, prime coastal location, and an unparalleled quality of life, Charleston is one of the best places in the United States for small businesses. We want to keep it that way. Our Fractional CFOs provide strategic guidance to help SMBs reach their full potential.

REGIONS
THE SHERPAS

Area Presidents

Ron Wehtje

  • Greater Charleston

Ron Wehtje

CFOs

Thomas Ruppel

  • Greater Charleston

Thomas Ruppel

Interested in joining the FocusCFO team in Greater Charleston?

Fractional CFO Services inGreater Charleston

Greater Charleston
Service Areas

Local teams are available to serve your business in the Greater Charleston area and surrounding areas, including: 

  • North Charleston
  • Daniel Island
  • Mount Pleasant
  • West Ashley
  • Johns Island
  • James Island
  • Sullivans Island
  • Isle of Palms
  • Summerville
  • Nexton
  • Goose Creek
  • Monks Corner
  • Kiawah Island
  • Folly Beach
  • Hananhan

Don’t see your area on the map? Contact us to learn about your options. Depending on your area, Fractional CFO service options may include: fully onsite, fully remote, or hybrid engagements.

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Local Community Involvement

From education and mentorship to community giving - FocusCFO supports the community and helps to keep business local in the Greater Charleston region.

Elevating Charleston Businesses with Fractional CFO Services

At FocusCFO in Greater Charleston, we specialize in providing fractional CFO services tailored for small and medium-sized businesses. 

 With $150 million in capital investment in 2022 and a remarkable track record of over $6.9 billion in total capital investment, plus the creation of more than 39,000 jobs, Charleston County consistently ranks among the top counties in the state for economic growth. Our experienced Fractional CFOs are dedicated financial leaders who work closely with Charleston businesses to chart a clear strategy for the future.

At FocusCFO, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including part-time CFO expertise, cash flow management, forecasting, budgeting, guidance on accounting systems, banking and capital structure, exit planning, and more. Our fractional CFOs make C-level experience accessible to small and medium-sized businesses.  

Our CFOs come from a variety of backgrounds and industries and are ready to jump in and support businesses in the following sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Automotive
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Logistics
  • IT

FocusCFO's Process for Helping South Carolina Businesses Prosper:

  1. Assess: We dive deep into your business's unique characteristics, challenges, and opportunities. How can we assist you best?

  2. Strategy: We craft a personalized strategy aligned with your objectives. Together, we explore tactics to help you reach your goals and develop an actionable plan.

  3. Execute: We become an extension of your team, offering guidance through our time-tested process and exclusive tools, working side by side with you to drive success.

  4. Monitor & Support: Our commitment extends beyond implementation. We continually monitor progress, offer support whenever needed, and prioritize long-term sustainability.

Ready to unlock your business's potential? Schedule a complimentary consultation with our Greater Charleston fractional CFO experts today!

Insights

Podcasts
The Future is Fractional: The Growth of Fractional CFOs in SMBs
Insights
What Does a NonProfit CFO Do?
Podcasts
From Numbers-Driven to People-Focused: Area President Mike Derringer Shares His Career Journey on the Inspired Stories Podcast
Success Stories
Watershed Distillery: Toast to a Successful Exit with FocusCFO
Insights
FocusCFO Heads to the 2024 EPI Summit!
Exit Planning
Jax Kar Wash: Accelerating Exit, Securing Legacy
Exit Planning
Exit Planning: Synchronizing Dual-Track Financial Planning
Podcasts
How Fractional CFOs Play a Crucial Role in Helping SMBs Grow
2023 Core Value Awards
Podcasts
Navigating Economic Landscapes: How Economics Insights Empower Better Decision Making
News & Associates
2023 Sherpa Awards
Insights
2023 Fundraiser | ALS Association
Insights
How a Data-Driven Approach Can Help You Make the Most of the 2024 Recession
Insights
FocusCFO Begins a Strategic Partnership with Exit Planning Institute
Podcasts
Demystifying the Role of the CFO in Exit Planning
Insights
Turning Economic Adversity into Business Opportunity: A Guide for SMBs
Columbus Metro
In Memory of Pat Lang
Insights
A Practical Guide to Navigating Unexpected Offers for Your Business
Success Stories
Brookes & Henderson Building Co. Testimonial
Insights
Highlights from the 2023 FocusCFO All-Hands Meeting
Success Stories
Metro Signs & Lighting Testimonial
Insights
Associate Spotlight: Michael Stier
Insights
Unleashing Growth: Mastering the Art of Scaling Your Business
Insights
What It Means to Be a Trusted Advisor
Insights
Navigating High Interest Rates in 2023: A Guide for SMBs
Insights
Shifting CFO Role in Response to Changing Economic Landscape
Insights
Why Exit Planning is Good Business Strategy
Insights
Unraveling the Power of Cash Flow Statements for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Insights
How FocusCFO Helped Me Become a Better CFO
Insights
SLOWS Bar BQ Testimonial
Insights
The CFO's Role in Preparing for Upcoming Economic Storms
Podcasts
8 Reasons You Should Consider a CFO
Insights
How CFOs Can Tackle the Biggest Challenges for 2023
Greater Pittsburgh
Celebrating 5 Years with Mark Vernallis
Detroit Metro
Lesli Matukaitis on the 2 Views Podcast: Enhancing the Negotiation
Insights
Beyond Numbers: 3 Qualities Your CFO Should Bring to the Table
Success Stories
Masterpiece Painting Testimonial
Insights
How an Embedded CEPA® on the Exit Advisory Team Improves Exit Outcomes
Northeast Ohio
7 Tips for Working with a Fractional CFO to Grow Your Business Value
Northeast Ohio
Why I Chose FocusCFO: From Corporate Success to Community Significance
Success Stories
Unified Construction Testimonial
News
FocusCFO Announces Partnership With ITR Economics
Podcasts
Conquering Columbus Podcast
Fractional CFOs In Demand for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Insider Insights: What Attracted Our Team to FocusCFO
Insights
3 Unexpected Ways a CFO Can Impact Your Business
Remembering Bob Murch
In Memory of Jeff Davis
Success Stories
Jax Kar Wash x FocusCFO
Success Stories
R&R Pipeline Testimonial
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GET IN TOUCH

Financial freedom starts with a simple conversation.

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Let’s start with a conversation about your challenges and vision to see if we are a fit for each other.
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A complimentary half-day assessment: A CFO will sit down with you to explore further, assess fit and need, and chart a path forward.
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Let's get to work: your CFO will work closely with you and your team to set priorities, deliverables, and execute the plan.
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Reach new heights⁠—with a trusted guide at your side, climbing to greater health, growth, and value.