• 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

Patrick Hynes

  • CFO
  • Columbus Metro

Patrick brings over 25 years of diverse business and financial leadership experience, including working in the retail and manufacturing industries. He possesses key competencies in financial forecasting, modeling, and executive reporting.

Before FocusCFO

Prior to joining FocusCFO, Patrick held progressive leadership positions in both finance and operational functions at Advanced Drainage Solutions, Limited Brands, and Thirty-One Gifts. In recent years, he has provided financial leadership to various small businesses and startups. Patrick received his BSBA in Accounting and Finance from The Ohio State University, and later obtained his Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. He also volunteers as a mentor and facilitator for SeaChange, an accelerator and training program for social enterprise entrepreneurs.

    Other Interests

    • What is your favorite way to spend free time? Hiking, exercising, and reading. Always looking for an enjoyable way to spend time outdoors in Central Ohio!
    • What is your favorite book? The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The story is so vast, there are new things to pick up each time you read it!
    • What was your favorite vacation? With apologies to my fellow Buckeye fans, really enjoyed kayaking, swimming, and hiking in Northern Michigan. The Outer Banks with my extended family is right up there too!

What attracted you
to FocusCFO?

I am drawn to the opportunities for professional learning and growth that FocusCFO offers. Having served as a fractional CFO for several years, I am particularly thrilled about the support system provided by FocusCFO and the extensive network of fellow CFOs. This network presents a valuable platform to exchange ideas and share best practices, which greatly excites me.

Curated insights by Patrick Hynes