Our company is a high growth company, growing at an average annual rate of 30%. Several years ago we reached a size where the scale and complexity of the business needed us to make a transition from having a controller as our senior finance person to having a CFO. We retained Wayne based on a excellent recommendation from one of my board members who had retained him in another company where he was also on the board. Wayne was excellent, helping us put in place the systems and processes to really enable a full CFO function and in helping us transition to a full-time CFO as part of our executive team who could also deal with more sophisticated private equity investors in a recent recap. I highly recommend Wayne!
Kara Trott, Chief Executive Officer, Quantum Health, Inc.
Wayne and I have worked closely in various projects for at least five years. I find him extremely professional and knowledgeable and creative in resolution of issues, both simple and complex. I very much appreciate his thoughtfulness and insight. He is a leader and skillfully coordinates projects/issues across varied departmental lines. I look forward to the opportunity to engage Wayne in my next venture.
Carl Smith, SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Halfpenny Technologies, Inc.
Wayne is as expected an excellent budget/ numbers cruncher, but what separates him from other CFO’s is his business acumen. He can be tough, but he looks for ways to contribute to the overall mission of the company and not just monitor results.
James Stark, Executive Vice President, Quantum-Health, Inc.
When you have a small business and you’re growing pretty fast –we had a nice growth rate – you’ve got to manage your cash. The most critical thing that Wayne and the B2B CFO® process brought to our company was let’s look at the cash, let’s look at in 90 days, and then consistently over 12 months into the future so we’re never going to be running out of cash, we’re never going to be tight with cash if we can help it, and we’re always in a position to adapt to the cash flow situation. Another factor that Wayne brought in over time was putting in place the right kind of accounting structure to have a company that is ready to be sold in the future. And that was huge. So, along with the cash flow training and coaching, the coaching of our young leaders in managing cash and proper, what I call world class accounting. Wayne helped us to get to a point where our accounting was very good. When he started, we weren’t there. So I think that was a huge impact on our young leadership team, this is the way we should do it. And it was repetitive and consistent over 9 years, and it had a huge impact on the team overall. That’s the legacy
Anson Flake, CEO, HydroWorx International
Wayne, I am always glad when you walk into the office. I know that we will make progress and get problems solved that day.
Scott Smith, President, Pyromet
Without Wayne’s help, we could not have grown the way we did. And made money at the same time.
Stanley Sikorski, President, Sandberg & Sikorski Diamond Corporation
Wayne is a dedicated professional in all walks of his life. In the cockpit, his skill and professionalism allow him to seamlessly assist any crew, and his depth of systems knowledge in the CL604/605 are invaluable when systems aren’t working “as advertised”. He’s a great stick and a real asset to any flight deck.
Jay Barnes, Captain at Spirit Airlines
During most of my 4-year term as Wing Commander, Wayne served as my Director of Operations. As such, he oversaw all aspects of flight operations, aircraft maintenance, and pilot standardization and evaluation. I could not have hoped for a better person to fill this role. We had the most active flying program in the nation, averaging close to 400 hours per aircraft annually with 7 aircraft. Wayne exhibited tremendous initiative in all aspects of his responsibilities, outstanding judgment, and was totally reliable and dependable. His efforts were recognized by the Air Force and CAP National Headquarters by awarding the first ever nationwide grade of Outstanding (the highest possible) for our wing’s aircraft maintenance program during our quadrennial Compliance Inspection. Wayne has my highest recommendation without qualification.