Steve Janson

Chanhassen, MN

29 Years of Experience


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Steven is a seasoned financial professional with 21 years experience as a Controller, Vice President of Finance, and CFO. Steve's career has focused on small private companies and turn-key operating divisions of larger corporations. He has successfully transformed each Company into highly profitable entities by balancing short-term financial objectives with long-term strategic goals.

He has served as CFO or Controller for organizations ranging in size from start-up to $65 million in annual sales. In those positions, Steve has effectively managed all aspects of the finance, accounting, treasury and administration functions, including:

  • Cash Management Credit and Collections
  • Financial Reporting
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Information Technology, including two Accounting Software Conversions
  • Payroll and Human Resources
  • Risk Management

The primary contact person with outside third parties such as banks, private equity firms, insurance brokers, accounting firms, and law firms Small businesses need to grow to survive. Steve understands that business owners want to focus the majority of their time and efforts on growing their businesses, but financial and administrative demands often distract them from their primary objectives. All businesses need sound financial systems and advice to survive. When a client engages Steve to oversee their financial and administrative operations, he allows them to focus on their primary activities. Steve will provide the professional financial service the client needs to survive and grow, without the added burden on the company of a full-time CFO salary.

Steve will focus on the company's cash flow and profitability, while providing timely and accurate financial information and assist them in making wise business decisions. Steve will learn and understand the intricate aspects of your business, and provide you with a strong, reliable confidant to assist and advise you with all your business challenges. Steve has spent the majority of his career as a "hands-on" operational financial professional. He believes that timely and accurate financial reporting is a minimum requirement for any accounting department. He believes the value a CFO brings to the table is how he manages the assets of the company, while meeting the strategic objectives of the organization.

He has a track record of improving accounts receivable collections while growing the revenues. He has accomplished significant reductions in inventory levels while improving shipping performance. He has experience using information technology to allow a company to triple its revenue, without adding additional employees. He will make a significant financial impact on your company.

Seasoned financial experience is portable to many different industries. Steve has proved this with his successful application of his experience in wholesale distribution, high tech electronic manufacturing, medical device distribution, and professional service industries.

Steve earned his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) licensed in the State of Minnesota, and is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPA's, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Steve currently resides in Chanhassen, Minnesota, with his wife Nadia. His two daughters are enjoying life as students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He enjoys biking with his girls, working out, and continues to play men's league hockey. He spent 11 years coaching his daughters' soccer teams, but now mostly spends his free time working on his golf game. He is the head grounds keeper for the Chanhassen Red Birds town baseball team, where his wife is a board member.

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      University of Wisconsin - River Falls

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      BS in Accounting - 1984 CPA(Inactive) - Minnesota


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