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Wayne Cottrell, MBA

Finance and Operations, getting your business set up and on budget.

Wayne is a seasoned finance and operations executive with over 40 years experience in manufacturing, distribution and medical service industries. Experienced as a CFO/COO with start-up, small/medium sized firms and larger organizations moving through growth stages, Wayne posses a skill set that provides guidance, coaching and mentoring to clients.

Early in Wayne’s career, he was recognized as a “Fixer”. As a result, he was relocated extensively to repair accounting systems as well as management reporting and staffing inadequacies. Progressing up the management ladder, Wayne matriculated to CFO.  Most recently, Wayne was engaged as the CFO/COO for a rapidly growing International footwear manufacturer/distributor with corporate offices in the U.S. and manufacturing in China. During his tenure, sales and gross margins were significantly enhanced while expenses were kept in check.

Additionally, Wayne has acted in a consulting capacity for various manufacturing, software and service organizations. Assistance to clients included: interim CFO; project management for IT system selection, conversion and implementation; guiding the selection and securing of commercial loans, venture capital, factor and public offering financing; organizational restructuring; pre and post acquisition due diligence and analysis; audit preparation and general financial and operational consultation.