Mary Russo is an experienced Chief Financial Officer who is dedicated to making a difference in helping businesses and non-profit organizations achieve strategic, financial and operational excellence. .. SEE MORE
Mary has over twenty years of experience in financial management, leadership, and senior executive roles spanning diverse industries and high-growth organizations including healthcare, nonprofit, government and property management. Whether it be the CEO of Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County or the CFO of Rochester’s Jewish Community Center, Mary has independently overseen strategic financial planning, budgeting, resource management and analysis while also leading the execution of improved processes and revenue growth.
As Chief Financial Officer, she played an integral role in overseeing key financial statements for executive leadership, comprehensively assessing and integrating 17 million dollars of fixed assets to ensure accurate depreciation. With strong operational roots, she closely collaborated with fellow staff to integrate new software and technology as well as optimize existing resources.
Before joining B2B CFO, Mary was the President & CEO of the Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe County. Mary tapped into her project management and financial acumen as well as her interpersonal skills. By overseeing information technology resources and maintaining communications among board of directors, employees and community stakeholders, Mary was able to strengthen the organization’s financial footing and internal efficiencies to position the organization for growth.
Mary’s experience also includes accounts receivable / accounts payable, financial report generation and audit coordination. She is an asset to any company’s financial team by providing skills for effective strategic planning, cost control, and cash flow management. She works with leadership and management teams to ensure the organization’s mission, vision and goals are not only tracking but also flourishing. Hence, her favorite part of financial management is helping business owners develop plans for consistent, long-term growth.
Mary’s specific areas of financial expertise include:
• Accounting & Reporting
• Revenue Enhancement
• Strategic Planning & Analysis
• Operations Management
• Forecasting & Planning
• Staff Leadership & Development
• Skillful Negotiating
• Enterprise Risk Management
• Executive Relations
• IT Systems Conversions
• Cash and working capital management
• Internal control assessment
• Financing and banking relations
• Company expansion and construction project management
Mary received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. She maintains her licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in New York. Mary, her husband Russell and two teenage sons live in the suburbs of Rochester and enjoy spending time in the beautiful Finger Lakes area. Mary enjoys traveling with her family whether it is vacationing on a sandy beach or spending the day at amusement parks. Her hobbies include bicycling, hiking and learning the fine art of winemaking.