Chris Walker – Fractional CFO In 60 Seconds

Mr. Walker has nearly 20 years of experience in financial services, including ten years as a CFO and seven years as a business owner. He excels with companies that acquire businesses, having led numerous successful M&A transactions. He has a remarkable leadership background dating back to his time at West Point, welcomes challenges and has a reputation as a high achiever and expert problem-solver.

Specialist Skills

Cash flow Improvement

Drove DSO to 20% below the industry average by developing and implementing a cash flow program.

M&A Specialist

Numerous successful transactions of varying type/shape

Leadership

Awarded the Bronze Star Medal for actions in combat during military service.

Financial Operations

Improved collection rates by more than 5% through enhancements to processes and a focus on excellence.

Strategic Thinker

Led ERP implementation, resulting in 6% cost savings over 12 months as well as creating a scalable, repeatable model for onboarding, credentialing, evaluating, and reporting on Medicaid and Private Pay client services.

Track Record Highlights

  • Acquisition and integration of a $40 Million in annual revenue tech-enabled career search business leading to 20% EBITDA growth over two years
  • Led an educational services company from three consecutive years of unprofitability to positive 15% EBITDA within two years
  • Credited with 14 M&A transactions, supported multiple managing directors in the evaluation and execution of transactions totaling $554 Million in aggregate deal value, including building and maintaining financial models, and creating/presenting pitches, and deal negotiations.
  • Selected and implemented new software for billing and revenue cycle management, resulting in a reduction in AR balance from 8% to 4% and an increase in collection rate to 96% over the course of 12 calendar months.

Sector Experience

  • engineering: Design & Build of 5G Wireless networks
  • retail-consumer-products: Luxury/Bespoke Consumer products
  • healthcare: Special Education Services/ABA
  • banking & financial-services
  • technology, media & telecoms: Career Services
  • human-resources & recruitment: Career Services

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