Katherine Butkevich – Fractional CFO In 60 Seconds

With over 40 years of experience in both Fortune 100 and middle market companies, Katherine is adept at developing and executing strategic plans, building financial reporting and analysis functions, and evaluating acquisitions. Her career as a fractional CFO includes C-level roles in public and PE/VC-backed companies, tenure as a private equity investor, various roles at GE Capital and co-founder of a tech start-up.

Katherine’s passion lies in collaborating with ambitious business leaders in South Carolina, to achieve next-level results.
She invests time in understanding their business models, value propositions, processes, and financial results. With this insight, and develops tailored value creation strategies and establish robust financial reporting and analysis tools to evaluate
outcomes and drive results.

 

Specialist Skills

Strategic Thinker

Determine and clearly define an organization's value proposition, its competitive advantage and the application thereof to capitalize on a market opportunity.

Business Planning

Lead the development and execution of strategic operating plans.

Budgeting & Forecasting

Develop KPIs, build 3 statement forecast models and lead budgeting processes

Cash flow Improvement

Identify opportunities from revenue growth, pricing revisions, to operating efficiencies and process restructures.

Financial Operations

Building teams, creating reporting formats and mechanisms, developing cross functional processes to provide insight, evaluating and implementing technology.

Track Record Highlights

  • Led start-up team in the building of a platform marketplace that managed over 400 projects (>$8M in project value) on the platform MVP. Clearly defining the product value proposition and road-map development, optimizing the go-to-market strategy, creating an agile operating team, and developing reporting, forecasting and analysis tools.
  • Engaged to identify root causes of financial performance, reporting and analysis challenges and develop plan to address at a PE-backed ‘roll-up’ in the real estate sector. Efforts identified over $1MM in cash flow improvements, and resulted in a 6 point plan to address strategic, operational, process/policy, cultural and financial reporting/analysis challenges. Implemented by client leadership team
  • Remediated public company reeling from failed post-acquisition integration, reputation challenges, and toxic culture. Reduced burn rate by $1M, implemented new CRM and marketing tech platforms, built key functional teams, tackled reputational challenges, and transformed culture. Positioned for sale at 3x stock price upon hire..
  • Led turnaround of $15M VC/PE-backed digital marketing and education company by successfully delivering over $6M (50%) reduction in operating expenses while maintaining quality of client deliverables.
  • Developed and executed operational improvement and capital raise strategy for $20M founder-led women’s networking organization and positioned Company for profitable sale.
  • Led strategic planning meetings with Board and management teams of portfolio companies to develop growth strategy. Identified and evaluated key hires, built financial reporting and analysis capabilities, and implemented budgeting and forecasting disciplines. Served on BoD.
  • Managed a $600M portfolio of senior and subordinated debt provided to PE firms in their LBO transactions and was involved in evaluating domestic and international M&A transactions.

Sector Experience

  • retail & consumer-products: Food and beverage, franchisors, membership organizations
  • technology, media & telecoms: Marketing agencies, ag-tech platform
  • banking & financial-services

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