Kathryn Morris

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Kathy began serving as Biospatial’s fractional CFO during our first year in business in 2017. After working with Kathy for 5+ years now, I believe the decision to contract Kathy was one of the best decisions we have made since founding. The success of a business hinges on successful execution in all parts of the business. Kathy has successfully managed all of our activities related to AR/AP, accounting, taxes, employee benefits, banking, and cash management, including helping us to navigate periods where cash was lean. Kathy is always responsive, thorough, and efficient. She is easy to work with and enjoys to have fun and laugh. It would be tough to find a fractional CFO who delivers a higher value than Kathy continues to deliver for Biospatial.

Jonathan Woodworth, CEO

Biospatial, Inc.

Kathy Morris has worked with HexaTech for the past 13 years as a fractional CFO.  Even though she worked part time over the years, she has always been a critical member of our management team, and a key contributor to HexaTech’s success. Kathy is dependable, responsive, extremely knowledgeable in all facets of accounting and finance, and most of all has been a pleasure to work with. When we were acquired by Stanley Electric in 2020, Kathy was our point person for all of the due diligence that was required.  I can honestly say that without Kathy, this acquisition probably would not have happened.  When we were asked by Stanley to hire a full time Accounting Manager, Kathy led the search, identified a great candidate which we hired, and then trained that individual to ensure a seamless transition.  I would strongly recommend Kathy to any company looking for a part time CFO.  Thank you to Rankin McKenzie for supporting HexaTech from its inception through its acquisition. Your support for the past 16 years has been critical to our success!

John T. Goehrke, CEO

HexaTech, Inc.

Kathy Morris is a financial executive with over 20 years of experience in a variety of companies and industries.  She began her career in the manufacturing and semiconductor industries, then moved into telecommunications and software industries, where she gained experience in software revenue recognition.  Her experience includes both public and privately held companies.  In addition to financial management, Ms. Morris has been responsible for HR/Admin, Business Planning, and Production Control. Some of her clients include Think Optimal, Biospatial, Adroit Materials, First Flight Venture Center, SciOme, and Gradient Health, provider of medical imaging data in order to accelerate AI development.  Read the praise clients speak about her here: Client Testimonials.

 

Recently, she has focused on early stage technology and medical device companies and understands the challenges facing start-up companies.  As an experienced CFO, Ms. Morris directs clients’ overall financial management which includes:

 

  • Cash Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Government Grants/Contracts
  • Insurance and Banking Relationships
  • Audit and Tax Readiness
  • Due Diligence
  • Accounting Operations

 

Professional Career Highlights

 

  • Ms. Morris joined Rankin McKenzie in 2010 and has provided CFO support to clients in the semiconductor, software, and life sciences industries, many of which are recipients of government contracts and grants.
  • From 2001 to 2010, Ms. Morris was with Tekelec, a global, publicly traded telecommunications company later acquired by Oracle.  As Site Controller she established a finance department in North Carolina to support the company’s largest division, and later provided key support in relocating the corporate finance department to the state. As Revenue Controller, she managed the worldwide revenue recognition policies and quarterly reporting of revenue and commissions.
  • From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Morris was Controller for Pliant Systems, a publicly traded telecommunications firm where she managed the accounting staff and prepared quarterly and annual SEC reports in collaboration with external auditors and attorneys.
  • From 1986 to1999 Ms. Morris worked for Mitsubishi Semiconductor America, Inc. where she was promoted to Assistant Manager during her first year.  She was subsequently promoted several times within the Finance Department and by the time of her departure, had attained the position of Treasurer and Director of IT, Business Planning, and Production Control departments.
  • A native of North Carolina, Ms. Morris graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting.  She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Kathy Morris is a financial executive with over 20 years of experience in a variety of companies and industries.  She began her career in the manufacturing and semiconductor industries, then moved into telecommunications and software industries, where she gained experience in software revenue recognition.  Her experience includes both public and privately held companies.  In addition to financial management, Ms. Morris has been responsible for HR/Admin and Business Planning. Recently, she has focused on early-stage technology and software companies and understands the challenges facing start-up companies.

As an experienced CFO, Ms. Morris directs clients’ overall financial management which includes:

  • Cash Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Government Grants/Contracts
  • Insurance and Banking Relationships
  • Audit and Tax Readiness
  • Due Diligence
  • Accounting Operations

Some of her current clients include:

  • Think Optimal, a AI-driven career management platform
  • Biospatial, a biotech company connecting Emergency Medical Services to other electronic healthcare systems via AI driven data platform
  • Adroit Materials, provides commercial physical and biological research and development
  • First Flight Venture Center, a unique incubator for science-based startups
  • Gradient Health, a provider of medical imaging data in order to accelerate AI development

Career Timeline

  • Ms. Morris joined Rankin McKenzie in 2010 and has provided CFO support to clients in the semiconductor, software, and life sciences industries, many of which are recipients of government contracts and grants.
  • From 2001 to 2010, Ms. Morris was with Tekelec, a global, publicly traded telecommunications company later acquired by Oracle.  As Site Controller she established a finance department in North Carolina to support the company’s largest division, and later provided key support in relocating the corporate finance department to the state. As Revenue Controller, she managed the worldwide revenue recognition policies and quarterly reporting of revenue and commissions.
  • From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Morris was Controller for Pliant Systems, a publicly traded telecommunications firm where she managed the accounting staff and prepared quarterly and annual SEC reports in collaboration with external auditors and attorneys.
  • From 1986 to 1999, Ms. Morris worked for Mitsubishi Semiconductor America, Inc. where she was promoted to Assistant Manager during her first year.  She was subsequently promoted several times within the Finance Department and by the time of her departure had attained the position of Treasurer and Director of IT, Business Planning, and Production Control departments.
  • A native of North Carolina, Ms. Morris graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting.  She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

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