Jeffrey C. Farren

Indianapolis, IN CFO

26 Years of Experience

Jeff is a creative, energetic leader of high-growth companies. He has a proven track record as both a CEO and CFO, with over 30 years of experience with small and medium-sized companies. Jeff began his career in commercial lending where he specialized in acquisition financing and management buyouts of privately held middle-market companies. His passion is utilizing his experience as a business owner to help others increase the value of their own companies. He helps CEOs leverage the most valuable resource: time.

Jeff's industry background includes investment real estate, property management, construction management, financial services, loan underwriting and servicing, property/casualty insurance, collection agency, home improvement and repair services, travel and hospitality, in-bound and out-bound call centers and customer service, commercial and residential real estate development, commercial mortgage brokerage, asset-based lending, commercial banking, manufacturing and distribution.

Jeff helps fellow entrepreneurs grow, manage and ultimately transition their business by driving improvement in the following:

  1. Cash Flow
  2. Profit
  3. Company Value

 As a serial entrepreneur, Jeff serves business owners as a trusted advisor by drawing on his own experience as well as his financial skills; he has walked in their shoes and understands the demands on their time and resources. Jeff assists the CEO by developing strategic and tactical plans and following through to monitor the execution by the company. Jeff achieves this via successful business process design, financial tools, and methodologies supporting continuous improvement.

 Areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership of High Growth Companies
  • Capital Raising, including Private Placements of Unregistered Securities
  • Bank and Lender Relationship Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Plan Creation and Execution
  • Financial Reporting, designing processes to improve timeliness and accuracy
  • Financial Metrics and Gap Analysis
  • Financial Forecasting and Modeling
  • Annual Budget Creation
  • Cash Management
  • Management of Tax Engagements by outside CPAs
  • Resource Allocation
  • Sales-Force Planning, Training and Management
  • Management of IT and HR functions
  • Position Profiling and Hiring of Finance and Accounting Professionals
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Team Building and Incentive Compensation Plan Creation
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance Procurement
  • Asset-based lending structures and transactions
  • Acquisitions, roll-ups and related financing
  • Divestitures
  • Turnarounds

Jeff has earned two degrees in Finance. He received a BS in Finance from the Indiana University - Kelly School of Business in 1985, and a Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business in 1990.

Jeff and his wife, Cindy, have five children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with his family.

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University of Chicago Booth School of Business MBA with Specialization in Finance June 1990 Indiana University Kelley School of Business BS in Finance May 1985


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