• 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

Walter Himmelman

  • CFO
  • Greater Toledo

I began my first career as an Air Force officer inspired by childhood love of aviation. After many years of flying to destinations around the world I transitioned to my second career in accounting and financial management. The opportunity to move into the entrepreneurial world allowed me to combine my operational skills and financial experience to help launch three new businesses in the past ten years.

Before FocusCFO

Walt started his career in public accounting then followed on the next 15 years with a New York based metals and mining company where he worked his way up to VP of Finance for a $200 million division. Upon leaving he directed the financial management of a number of small to mid-sized organizations and eventually started his own consulting business. A history of achievement at growing established companies plus turning around underperforming and unprofitable organizations for entities in the entrepreneurial sector has been his experience. Financial analysis that includes internal reporting of the key company metrics on a daily and monthly basis along with forecasting of revenues and expenses including cash flow projections are some of the needs of a growing organization, he has crafted and implemented these systems at a number of entities.

Walt received his BS in Accounting from St John’s University, Jamaica, Queens, NY.

    Other Interests

    • Enjoys Spending Time:  Boating on Lake Erie with family and friends
    • Favorite Vacation:  East Coast; Cape May, New Jersey; and New York City
    • Interests:  Home improvement projects
    • Place I Most Want to Visit:  Australia, friendliest people in the world

Curated insights by Walter Himmelman