Anna Hunter

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Upon starting our search, we had doubts about our ability to retain a highly competent finance person within our budgetary constraints who could handle maintaining our finances while also strategizing for the future. This made a fractional CFO like Anna a great fit. After interviewing Anna, we felt very comfortable that she had the right skills and temperament for the role. 

Anna is an experienced professional who has provided financial expertise and guidance to our company, while enabling us to get the right systems and processes in place to manage the daily requirements for finance and for reporting to investors. Anna has also done an excellent job of training people who are not finance professionals to handle the “everyday” work, which has greatly improved our efficiency as a company and enabled us to leverage Anna for higher-order needs. 

Most importantly, Anna has become a trusted advisor for the company – especially when managing complex decisions or new frontiers that the company has no experience with. When making these decisions, you can tell Anna really cares about the company and does everything in her power to fight for its success – which is critical in an early-stage business. 

I am not sure how we would have managed our finance function over the past few years without Anna, especially reporting, tax, and audit. Furthermore, Anna has had a lasting impact on several of our employees through mentorship and education. We are very grateful for her service to the company. 

Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney, CEO

Infinia ML

Working with Anna as our fractional CFO has been awesome. Joining our team in 2020 during a challenging transition, Anna came in and did wonders to tidy up our accounting department. She’s not just a financial whiz but also a great support for our sales team, helping with forecasts and projections. Every chat with Anna is delightful – she’s clear, strategic, encouraging, and wonderfully kind. Plus, she does a bunch of behind-the-scenes stuff that keeps our day-to-day running smoothly. Anna’s a crucial part of our team, and we couldn’t do what we do without her!

Kirsten Sharpe, Global Accounts Director

The rAVe Agency

Our experience has been amazing with Anna.  As a small, but growing, tech startup, using a fractional resource from Rankin McKenzie was a perfect fit for our size company.  After hearing Anna’s heart and past experience, I didn’t hesitate to hire her.  She truly listens, advises, and delivers on-time, quality work.  As a female leader, I personally appreciate working with another female advisor that treats me as equal and does not talk down to me.  Anna was able to help us “grow up” with our financial reporting, including switching over to GAAP reporting and assisting with the budgeting and planning processes.  With Anna’s help, our company is positioned for continued and sustained growth.

Melissa Phillippi, CEO & Co-Founder

WorkDove

Anna Hunter is a strategic-minded executive with 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, human resources, and business operations.  An analytical and results-oriented business driver, Ms. Hunter brings vision, agility, problem solving, and focused execution to every engagement.

Ms. Hunter began her career in public accounting as an auditor. She later moved into private industry, where she gained experience in a variety of fields, including technology, service, retail, and manufacturing.  As a skilled executive, Ms. Hunter’s areas of expertise include:

  • Equity and Venture Financing
  • Investor Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial and Start-Up Companies
  • High-Growth Challenges
  • Treasury Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting Financials
  • Audit, Tax, and Insurance
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities and Commercial Leasing

Her current clients include:

Career Timeline

  • Joined Rankin McKenzie as a Partner in 2016.  She specializes in working with technology clients and high-growth entrepreneurial organizations.
  • Prior to joining Rankin McKenzie, Ms. Hunter served for 10 years as the Chief Financial Officer of Dude Solutions, Inc. In this role, Ms. Hunter collaborated with the executive team to build and implement a business plan, raising $100M in equity funding.  In the early phases of the company she also assisted in raising between $500K and $5M+ annually from angel investors.  Over the years, she secured many different banking lines of credit to bridge the cash flow needs of the organization, and she also closed two major acquisitions simultaneously within the same quarter of 2015.
  • From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Hunter was the Financial Controller at Bauscher USA, Inc. a U.S. subsidiary of the German publicly traded company, BHS Tabletop.  She was responsible for all financial matters, including forecasting, reporting, banking, audit, tax, compliance, and cash flow in a multi-currency environment.  She also directed all human resource and payroll activities.
  • From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Hunter worked for SimRidge Technologies, where she was promoted to Controller after just 18 months as the Accounting Manager. During her tenure with SimRidge, Ms. Hunter weathered the company’s acquisition by the public company Alcoa, and then later the purchase and subsequent spin-off of the company as a private entity. She was responsible for all financial, accounting, and human resource activities of both the North Carolina and Arizona divisions.
  • In 1998, Ms. Hunter served as a Staff Accountant for Cherry, Bekaert LLP.  During her time with the accounting firm, she was involved in individual and corporate tax, financial and governmental auditing, financial statement preparation, and peer review.
  • Ms. Hunter received her bachelor’s degree from Peru State College, Nebraska with a double major in Accounting and Management.  During her undergraduate studies, she completed a two-year internship with the Professor of Accounting, earning valuable real-world experience.  After graduation she moved to North Carolina, where she went on to receive her CPA license and a master’s degree in Business from Campbell University.  Ms. Hunter is a member of the NCACPA and AICPA.

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