Partner With Our Experienced CFOs
Our team of seasoned financial professionals has decades of collective financial management experience across numerous industries, from oil and gas and engineering to plastics manufacturing and agriculture. Our CFOs have held senior positions in organizations ranging from startups to multinational corporations, and their expertise includes but is not limited to cash flow analysis, commercial contract negotiation, forecasting, and strategic planning.
We invite you to learn more about the experienced CFOs at BeaconCFO Plus who are ready to join your team in a part-time or project-based capacity and put their knowledge, expertise, and talents to work for your organization.
Bob is a partner with BeaconCFO Plus. He’s an accomplished finance, business development, and project management professional who, for 27 years, held a variety of senior financial and commercial roles in the national and international businesses of BP, one of the largest independent oil companies in the world. During that time, he gained extensive experience in the implementation of project- and asset-based finance and joint-venture financing. Additionally, he developed strong skills in commercial contract negotiating, multidiscipline team management, financial and cash flow analysis, and financial decision-making.
Since retiring from BP and moving back to Northeast Ohio in 2011, he’s been applying those skills to small- and medium-sized companies (with $2–20 million in annual sales) and startups. He has experience working in a small-team company environment, taking on a variety of initiatives, including short- and medium-term cash flow budgeting and management, the implementation of growth plans, company valuations, negotiations with external investors, and business development plans.
Bob received a BSc (Hons) in economics & accountancy from Southampton University, England and an MA in transport economics from Leeds University, England. Bob has one daughter and resides in Copley, Ohio.
Graham has a diverse background in financial management, serving as treasurer, CFO, and in general management at a variety of companies, ranging from multinationals to startups. He has experience in the oil and gas, chemical, and engineering industries, and owned his own professional services company, from which he successfully exited after five years. Additionally, he has raised over $12 million in new equity for startup companies, and has experience in strategic and business planning, cost analysis, HR policy management, and contract negotiation and drafting.
Graham received his LL.B. from the University of Manchester, England. He was a founding member of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers, and serves on the board of the British American Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote international trade and investment. He and his wife Rosemary reside in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Howard has over 35 years of experience in financial leadership roles in family owned manufacturing companies. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, cash flow management, cost accounting, financial reporting and organizational communication, managing supportive bank relationships, and structuring liquidity events for owners of companies.
Prior to Beacon CFO Plus, Howard served as CFO of companies in precision machining, metal fabrication, steel service center, and consumer products industries. His experience in these roles has supported both organic and acquisitive growth. He also has significant experience with companies in need of cost structure rightsizing during economic downturns. Howard has led the strategic planning process in several middle market companies, and has been involved with over thirty acquisition and divestiture transactions during his career.
Howard received his BBA in accounting from Kent State University and is a CPA (Inactive). Howard and his wife Nancy have five children and reside in Solon, Ohio.
Dave has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing, construction, and real estate development and nonprofits (primarily with privately held businesses) with extensive experience in strategic planning, IT management, human resources, working capital and cash flow improvement, bank financing, acquisitions, and cost accounting.
He has served as CFO and treasurer of companies in plastics manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, and distribution, and has consulted for lighting manufacturers, metal stamping and forging businesses, and holding companies. He also has significant experience as a board member on several local, regional, and national nonprofit boards.
Dave received his BSBA in accounting from Bowling Green State University and is a CPA (Inactive) and CGMA. Dave and his wife Cindy have one daughter and reside in Akron, Ohio.
Dan has over 35 years of diverse experience providing senior financial management to small, mid-sized, and large international businesses. He has a strong background in forecasting, budgeting, business strategy, cost accounting, human resources, financial analysis, and debt refinancing.
Dan has served as CFO for Air Maze Corporation, Capital Five Investments LLC, and Graphic Flexible Packaging. He has driven and delivered rapid and sustained top-line growth and bottom-line profits for startup, turnaround, and high-growth corporations. Dan has played a leading role in the financial success of corporations by conducting in-depth research and analysis, keeping abreast of industry regulations, and recommending and implementing shifts in strategic direction, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Dan received his BSBA in accounting and his MBA in management from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Rob is a results-focused finance professional with 15+ years of experience in the engineering, procurement, construction, IT, and energy industries throughout the USA and internationally.
Rob has demonstrated dynamic leadership in global contracts and procurement with projects valued between $100 and $400 million. He is a specialist in growing the top and bottom lines and mobilizing procurement and logistics in international settings, excels at providing executive management with accurate, timely, and insightful decision support, and is adept at multiple contractual negotiations (including FIDIC) and sourcing of vendors.
As an accomplished manager across multiple functional and technical departments, including legal, contracting, procurement, engineering, and operations, Rob is highly skilled at engaging stakeholders and leaders through innovative action strategies. He has particular expertise in the supervision of business process improvement and strategic planning to positively impact large startup operations and engineering programs.
Steve is an experienced executive with over 35 years of progressive management experience in the manufacturing and service industries. His expertise includes managing new business startups from concept through implementation, as well as emerging and mature companies. Steve has positively impacted business growth and profitability through cash flow and working capital management, budgeting and forecasting, analysis of product and service line profitability, and implementing operational improvement programs. He is knowledgeable in all areas of profit and loss responsibility and is a skilled business administrator managing privately and publicly held businesses.
Prior to BeaconCFO Plus, Steve spent 20 years working for privately held businesses as a CFO with financial and operational responsibilities. He has worked with distribution companies in the consumer products industry, manufacturing companies in the paint and food industries, and service companies in home and alternate site healthcare, insurance, and commercial security industries.
Steve received his MBA from John Carroll University and a BBA in accounting from Ohio University. Steve and his wife Jan have 3 sons and reside in Moreland Hills, Ohio.
Joe has over 40 years’ experience in financial management roles across a range of industries. His experience includes working with business owners and executive teams to develop strategy, revenue growth and improved financial performance. The experience is supported by a solid background in financial management fundamentals including all aspects of accounting, forecasting, cash flow management, budgeting financial analysis, debt refinancing and complete involvement in the acquisition and divestiture process.
Joe received his MBA and BSBA from John Carroll University. Joe and his wife Ann reside in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Pat has over 35 years of experience in construction and related industries, with a background in accounting and finance, tax planning, strategic planning, human resources, information technology, risk management, operational improvement, and cash management.
He spent 10 years with an international accounting firm specializing in privately held businesses, providing consultation on accounting, taxation, wealth, and family planning matters.
For 25 years, Pat served as treasurer, chief financial officer, and principal of a multi-state design-build and construction management firm where he was responsible for the accounting and finance functions, safety and risk management, HR, IT, and strategic planning.
Pat has a BBA in Accounting from Cleveland State University and is a CPA (inactive). He has been a volunteer and Board member with the Cleveland Catholic Diocese for over 25 years, as well as other Catholic organizations including his parish finance council.
Pat and his wife Andrea have three daughters and live in Medina, Ohio.
Lute is an experienced executive who has worked with a variety of companies throughout his 35-year career. His clients have included manufacturing, chemical, environmental, agricultural, and IT companies. He’s experienced in strategic planning, operations and supply chain management, IT management, operational improvement, and cash management.
Prior to joining BeaconCFO Plus, Lute held a variety of senior positions in industry and management consulting. He serves on several nonprofit boards in the Cleveland area.
Lute received his MBA from Western Michigan University and an AB from Lafayette College. He resides in Cleveland Heights with his wife Lynn.
Donald has 35+ years of relevant experience and a strong background in all financial functions within the manufacturing industry. He has a unique skill set, which he acquired through previous experience in public accounting and general and financial management at numerous companies, ranging in size from $12 to $800 million in annual sales. He has an excellent track record in the growth, improvement, and management of highly complex operations, as well as extensive experience with acquisitions and divestitures, the development and maintenance of strong banking relationships, and Wall Street. He has successfully built teams, gained the support of both accounting departments and various CEOs, and effectively communicated with every member within an organization, regardless of position.
Don has a BBA in accounting and finance from Eastern Michigan University. Don and his wife Kathy have four children and reside in Canfield, Ohio.
Tom Gentile, Founding Partner
Our founding partner, Tom Gentile, passed away in April of 2018. BeaconCFO Plus lost a valuable colleague, mentor, and friend. He is missed by all of us at BeaconCFO.
Larry Pitorak, Founding Partner
Larry Pitorak passed away in January 2023. Like Tom Gentile, Larry helped to establish BeaconCFO Plus and served many clients over the years. He is missed by all of us at BeaconCFO.
Talk to One of Our Virtual CFOs
To help you better understand the value that our outsourced CFOs can provide, our team is available for complimentary one-hour consultations. Ask us your questions, bend our ears regarding your organization’s current challenges, and gain financial insights and strategy.
If you would like more information about our services, you can also contact Rob Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-350-1725 (ext. 701).