CFO Coaching

Whether you're a new CFO, new to the industry, or need additional guidance, our CFO coaches are experts, ready to help.
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What is a CFO Coach?

A CFO coach is an experienced, proven CFO who spends a part of their time coaching finance professionals. CFO coaching clients are typically CFOs, but not always. Senior level finance professionals preparing for broader responsibilities may call upon the help of a CFO coach to guide them through unfamiliar challenges and prepare for higher level roles.

A CFO coach works directly with you to identify strengths and weaknesses, set goals, and develop action plans. CFO coaches help professionals improve leadership skills, hone strategic insight, manage complex financial situations, and build relationships with stakeholders. Companies that want a CFO to help run a project may instead engage a Fractional CFO.

How to Engage a CFO

Step 1

Review CFOs

We first match you with CFOs from inside the firm and part of our extended network that match the criteria needed by your organization.

Step 2

Speak with CFOs

Of the CFOs we recommend, you choose who you would like to speak with. There is no limit to the amount of conversations you can have before you find the right fit.

Step 3

Engage CFO

Once you have found your CFO, it's time to get the onboarding process started. We help you develop a plan to manage a smooth transition.

How to Engage a CFO

Step 1

Review CFOs

We first match you with a CFO who has a background supporting companies just like yours and in similar circumstances.

Step 2

Speak with CFOs

Of the CFOs we recommend, you choose who you would like to speak with. There is no limit to the amount of conversations you can have before you find the right fit.

Step 3

Engage CFO

Once you have found your CFO and you are comfortable with the scope of the engagement, we start working as soon as needed and on a schedule that fits your requirements.

Meet Our Exclusive Partnership of CFOs

Featured CFOs
Amy
Youngblood
30
+ Years of Experience
Global Leadership
 Experience
CFO Partner
About
Amy
Amy is an experienced global finance executive with a passion for learning and development of finance executives. Over her thirty years with The Coca-Cola Company, Amy served as Controller of Minute Maid and later CFO of Coca-Cola Company Consolidations. Later, Amy served as the Global Finance Director for Capability and Development at Coke. Amy has proven herself as an expert in her space through the design and execution of major learning initiatives for finance professionals throughout Coke’s global footprint. Now as a partner with McCracken, Amy brings her passion and vast experience to finance organizations as they strive to build first in class leadership teams.
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SOX
Investor Relations
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Mark
Bachmann
40
+ Years of Experience
IPO
 Experience
CFO Partner
About
Mark
Mark served as EVP & CFO of public company Acuity Special products before leading the spinoff to Zep Inc., where he led as CFO until selling to private equity. Earlier in his career, Mark worked for Big 4 firm Deloitte before joining The Quaker Oats Company ($6 billion publicly traded Consumer Packaged Goods Company) where he held nine different financial management positions of increasing responsibility including both domestic and international assignments. Mark is an expert CFO Coach and is regularly selected as speaker at universities and professional associations regarding value creation, strategy development, leadership and Office of the CFO.
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Corporate Development
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Doug
Hooper
25
+ Years of Experience
Telecommunications
 Experience
CFO Partner
About
Doug
Doug is a seasoned Senior Operations and Finance Executive with over two decades of experience serving as Chief Financial Officer in diverse industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, medical equipment, pharmaceutical, education, e-learning SaaS, and software development. As a change agent, Doug excels in integrating finance, operations, business metrics, and processes to drive strategic decision-making and enhance financial and business performance.
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Corporate Development
SOX
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Doug
Beatty
D’Alessandro
30
+ Years of Experience
Fortune 500
 Experience
CFO Partner
About
Beatty
Beatty D'Alessandro is an experienced executive and mentor with over 35 years of experience in corporate finance, technology, manufacturing, operations and strategic planning. Beatty served as the CFO for Univar Solutions and Graybar Electric, both Fortune 500 companies. He currently serves as Executive in Residence for Georgia State University's graduate finance program. His success in managing complex financial and operational challenges has made him a sought after resource for owners and investors globally. As an advisor, Beatty is deployed into organizations to rationalize and improve upon complex challenges throughout the company. As Executive in Residence at Georgia State University’s graduate finance program, Beatty is able to fulfill his passion for mentoring and supporting the next generation of business leaders.
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Corporate Development
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Darrell
Borne
30
+ Years of Experience
Global Pharmaceutical
 Experience
CFO Partner
About
Darrell
Darrell is a seasoned financial executive with a proven track record of success in strategic financial management, corporate turnarounds, and driving growth through acquisitions. Darrell led as CFO for Shionogi Pharma in the U.S., driving revenue growth 500% over his 8 year tenure through 5 acquisitions and operational efficiencies. With his strategic vision, financial acumen, and leadership skills, Darrell has consistently delivered results and positioned companies for long-term success.
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Corporate Development
IPO
Turnarounds
Re-engineering
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Darrell
Chuck
Dunlap
35
+ Years of Experience
Turnaround
 Experience
CFO Partner
About
Chuck
Chuck has served international and domestic firms during significant change initiatives. Chuck has served numerous private equity owned firms pre and post transaction and managed varied stakeholder interests. Financial sponsors trust Chuck to obtain a stable, successful re-engineered enterprise with maximum value creation. During his career, he has led transactional closings and executions in excess of $1 Billion.
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We have been supporting finance functions for companies of all sizes and complexities for over 30 years. We’re here to answer all of your questions at any point before or after you engage us.

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Fractional CFO

Fractional CFOs support companies of all sizes on a part-time basis when there is no need for a full-time CFO.

Full-time CFO

Ready to find your next full-time CFO? We have the network you need to quickly connect with a CFO that fits your organization.

Interim CFO

Interim CFOs temporarily support companies full-time through transitions or other initiatives.

Do I Need a CFO Coach?

If you are a finance professional looking for additional guidance in your role from a technical or leadership perspective, a CFO coach can be a valued advocate for your success.

New CFOs

Stepping in to the role of the CFO for the first time is always a large step in one's career. Your role prior to taking over the CFO seat was likely one of several of the CFO's direct reports. You are now responsible for workstreams in which you may have little to no experience. A CFO coach can help you approach these added responsibilities confidently, making your transition into the role a smooth one.

New to the Industry CFOs

While there are many common threads in the office of the CFO across industries, there are similarly many differences. A CFO coach with experience in an industry that you may be unfamiliar with can accelerate your learning curve and give you the tools needed to hit the ground running.

Incoming CFOs

As you prepare to take on the role of the CFO, being preparing ahead of time will expedite the transition process and allow finance operation to continue seamlessly. While the CFO seat requires many technical skills, leadership skills are just as if not more important in many situations as the lead finance person in the organization. A CFO coach can help you establish yourself as a leader through communication and interpersonal skills, decision-making capabilities, and more.

Finance Executives

A CFO coach can help finance executives by providing guidance, support, and skill development tailored to their unique needs and goals. They can assist in identifying areas for improvement, developing leadership and communication skills, and navigating the complex challenges faced by senior financial leaders.

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See What Our Clients Say

Serving more than
40
US Cities
1000
+
Business helped since 2010
“McCracken provided a high-quality solution on short order. If ever I had a question, Mike was always a phone call away, patiently guiding us through the process. When I’m in need of reliable finance talent in the future, I will call these guys.”
Michael Eitler
EVP & GM Eastern Division
Residential Design Services
“I've been sending referrals to McCracken for many years, and continue to recommend their capabilities...Whether the need is a highly experienced interim or permanent CFO or controller, leadership development services, or an IT transformation, they have always been able to provide immediate high-quality results.”
Don Bravaldo
President
Bravaldo Capital Advisors
“I've worked with Mike several times to identify quality finance talent. Working with McCracken has been a pleasure and I highly recommend them to others looking for any kind of support in their finance function.”
Cindi Filer
CEO & Founder
Innovative Outsourcing

Frequently Asked Questions

How will a CFO coach work with me?

A CFO coach can work with you virtually through one-on-one video calls, or they can work with you in-person. They will first listen to what your needs are for a coach and assess where you are and where you want to be. A CFO coach can be completely consultative, only working with you through one-on-one sessions, or they can work with you side-by-side through a challenging situation.

How long does CFO coaching last?

CFO coaching engagements typically last at least several months, but it is not uncommon for coaching relationships to last a year or more depending on the needs of the business and the professional. If, for example, the company continues to chart unexplored territory, a CFO coach can be a long-term valuable asset that will save the incumbent CFO a lot of time and resources.

What qualifications and skills do CFO coaches have?

A CFO coach should be matched with the professional based on their company's size, industry, ownership, and complexity. It will be most valuable for a CFO coaching client to have a CFO coach that has experience working within a similar company environment. This way the CFO coach will be capable of advising on issues relevant to the CFO as well as the leadership components needed for the role.

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