Orchard, Hiltz & McCLiment, Inc.
Jan 14, 2012
I worked with Sam from 2004 – 2011 at Orchard, Hiltz and McCliment (OHM), where I am a Senior Associate and partner in the firm. During that time, Sam was the firm’s head of accounting, controller and CFO. He performed these duties exceptionally.
Sam’s role in the company routinely went far beyond the role of an accountant or financial officer, with him frequently providing input into business strategy, growth strategies, organizational behavior, and even sales techniques and marketing. Sam provides such great input, that he makes himself invaluable because he always has a fresh perspective on things, and gives very carefully thought out and sound advice.
One of Sam’s best traits is his ability to cut through a lot of complex information and get right to the underlying issues. This is something that he does very quickly and naturally. I have personally witnessed him take an issue that we spent an entire day discussing with 20 people at a strategic planning off-site and boil it down to one underlying issue that he could state in 10 seconds. Bureaucrats who are not interested in solving problems will find this approach daunting, but good leaders who desire to quickly identify issues and solve problems will find his insights invaluable.
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