34 Years of Experience
CJ is passionate about helping business owners maximize the value of their company, having successfully started, grown, and sold a business herself. Over the last 15 years, she worked closely with a variety of mid-sized businesses in roles including Chief Financial Officer and tax advisor. She enjoys working with owners to understand their strategic objectives, sometimes working closely to establish these objectives, and then assisting with positioning the company for success in reaching those strategic goals.
Working globally, she has been able to bridge cultures to create effective diverse teams. After returning to the US after living in Tokyo on a two-year corporate assignment, she leveraged her learning from being overseas to assist non-native businesses with doing business in North America.
CJ's industry experience includes financial products, wholesale distribution, and creative services (public relations, post-production special effects, recruiting, and medical). She has worked as part of a global strategic planning team and directed budget processes for companies. She recognizes the importance of setting financial targets, timely reporting, and being aware that sometimes an organization is best served by pivoting when the right opportunities present themselves.
After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years, CJ makes her home in Smithfield Virginia, returning to the area where she grew up. She has been drawn back by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and a growing extended family. A graduate of the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, she extended her education at Golden Gate University where she was awarded a Master's degree in Taxation. CJ hopes to bring all that she has learned on the active entrepreneurial west coast and globally, home to help businesses in the 757 area scale and thrive.
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About CJ Spady
University of Virginia / McIntire School of Commerce
Golden Gate University
Certificates & Licenses:
CPA - Virginia
CPA - California
Association for Corporate Growth
Virginia Society of CPA's