Mesa, AZ CFO
29 Years of Experience
Dave is a results-driven financial executive offering more than 20 years of experience and success in driving profit improvement, leading business growth, establishing and scaling operations and building operationally-focused teams. Dave has broad financial experience in technology based businesses including hardware, software, systems integration, interactive and social media, managed services and printing. He has also served in a variety of other industries including: manufacturing, consumer products, distribution, professional services and B2C services. He has held financial leadership positions with public and private companies ranging in size from start-up and middle-market to global Fortune 500 businesses. Dave began his career with a Big Four public accounting firm providing audit, advisory and acquisition services to mid-size companies.
Dave's core expertise includes optimizing cash flow, improving profit, building processes and infrastructure to facilitate growth, managing operations and financial planning.
Dave prides himself on being a strong business partner with a strategic, market and operations based approach to delivering value beyond the numbers - providing leadership and independent perspective, solving problems across the business, guiding decisions and creating value. He thrives in dynamic, fast paced entrepreneurial environments with the ability to think in multiple dimensions, operate at a macro or micro level at will and bring direction and leadership to complex and ambiguous business issues.
Dave is a seasoned business partner and advisor who can help you achieve your business objectives and increase the value of your company. He is committed to investing the time to understand your business and its culture, learn your objectives and listen to your concerns and priorities. Dave is a CFO who thinks and acts like a COO, and the combination of his financial and operational expertise makes him uniquely qualified to provide solutions for your business to facilitate growth, improve profits, maximize cash and deliver value.
Dave earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Lean / Six-Sigma Greenbelt. He is a military veteran with eight years of combined service as an officer in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
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About Dave Saunders
University of Iowa, BBA
University of Iowa, MA Accounting
Certificates & Licenses:
Certified Public Accountant, AZ and WI (CPA)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Lean / Six-Sigma Greenbelt
The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE)
Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA)
Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)
Financial Executives International (FEI)
Arizona Technology Council