Richard O'Donnell

Richard O'Donnell

CFO Consultant

Rich O’Donnell has over 30 years of C-Suite and entrepreneurial experience providing vision and leadership to small and medium size companies while driving them to achieve their financial and operational goals.

With his extensive experience in strategic planning, Rich specializes in defining or refining your business plan to align with your core mission,focusing on brand identity and implementing objective and goal-based initiatives as a roadmap for success.

As needed, he provides expertise in change management, organizational design and infrastructure development to achieve significant performance and productivity improvements as well as cost reductions for your organization.

He attributes business success to his ability to develop cross functional partnerships and by empowering individuals to embrace and participate in the solution process.Rich brings to the table, broad industry knowledge in the following: Restaurant & Food Service Production, Retail, Manufacturing & Distribution, Construction, Real Estate, Internet and Licensing Operations having served at Carnegie Deli/Franchise as their CFO/COO where he recruited to transform and upgrade accounting and finance operations,and ultimately assumed full P&L, Operational and Administrative responsibility for the group of Companies which required a total revamping of the organization’s infrastructure.As Controller for Thomas Manufacturing, he again was recruited to transform and upgrade accounting and finance operations, and lead Diamond Abrasive’s Corporation in their transition from independent ownership to wholly owned subsidiary for this $120 million unit.

His strategic perspective in Business Strategy Development & Implementation, Company Start-Up & Restructuring, Business Plans, Forecasting, Modeling, Ad Hoc Reporting, Board Reporting is complementary to the clients that he works with.Indicative of the strong leader that he is, Rich possesses qualities ofvision/forward thinking, focus, motivation, team building, mentoring, and coaching advisory.

Rich holds a BA from Seton Hall University in Accounting.

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