• 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

Paul Hido

  • CFO
  • Northeast Ohio

Paul is an experienced financial professional with a diverse background on both the accounting and the finance side. Paul is skilled at change management, working with acquired companies, or troubled companies, and leading them through transition.

Paul has also had responsibility for HR, IT, and Operations. Paul is also an entrepreneur and has been an adjunct professor in accounting and finance at Kent State University and Walsh College.

Before FocusCFO

Paul spent 30 years in financial management roles, primarily in the manufacturing industry. These roles were on the Controllership side (Plant, Division, and Corporate Controller), as well as the Finance side (CFO, VP of Finance, Director of FP&A). These companies included Arthur Andersen, Worthington Steel, American Axle & Manufacturing, Henry Schein, SIFCO Industries, and Transtar Industries.

Paul earned his BBA from Cleveland State University, and his MBA from the University of Michigan.

    Other Interests

    • What is your favorite way to spend free time?  Martial arts and fishing
    • What are you passionate about?  Teaching! In business and martial arts
    • What are your favorite activities? Practicing martial arts or a quiet day on the lake

What attracted you
to FocusCFO?

I love the idea of helping small business achieve their goals. A fractional CFO has a great opportunity to bring their ‘tool kit’ and really aid these growing businesses.

Curated insights by Paul Hido