Business owners often look at the basic numbers to know how they’re doing. How are sales? What are our operating expenses? How much money did we make last month? But they don’t use these numbers as a tool to grow sales, improve profitability, strategically plan for the future, and grow the bottom line. That is […]
About Larry Chester
Larry has served as a CFO for 25 years for companies including Colovos Company, Republic Windows and Doors, United Service Companies, and High Sierra Sport Company, helping them eliminate losses and improving financial operations and reporting.
Realizing that he enjoyed the challenges of helping companies that were working their way through a crisis, he joined a bankruptcy trustee for several years, analyzing the financial condition of client companies, and managing them through those difficult times. Soon after that, he struck out on his own, forming CFO Simplified’s team of CFOs. Since forming CFO Simplified, Larry has been involved in Business Turnaround, and Mergers and Acquisitions, in addition to Financial and Operations Management for his clients.
Larry is an intuitive businessman, able to grasp complex situations, driving to the heart of the matter, while helping to develop creative solutions to problems. His greatest pleasure comes from working with an owner to help his company develop tighter internal controls and greater profitability. In doing so, they work together, guiding the company to smoother operations and a stronger financial position.
Larry lives in Highland Park, IL, where he holds court for his three daughters and eight grandchildren.
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