Kate Owenby joined our team as a part-time CFO in early 2015. Kate is a rare find among executive consultants for several reasons:
1) She has an extraordinary amount of expertise both in macro/long-term financial planning/strategy and in day-to-day operations; and she's willing to actually do the work to implement her expertise. Unlike most consultants, she'll tell us what we can be doing better, teach us to do it, AND do the work herself when that makes the most sense.
2) Kate joined our team and immediately cut back the hours allotted to her role. She was able to complete more work in less time, and has always been extremely conservative about how much time she bills us for. As a result, she has our full trust. When she tells us we need to add more CFO time, we know it's a considered decision, and in the best interest of the company.
Beyond her expertise and reliability, Kate is a pleasure to work with. She's smart, funny, and most importantly, tough. She will get you your desired results in less time and for a lower cost than you could possibly imagine. If we have our way, Kate will remain a member of CPMH and our executive team for many years to come. We can't recommend her highly enough.