Ron was the Lead Member of an executive team that was successful at defusing a hostile bank workout and avoiding a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing through mediation that resulted in a successful $ 50M debt restructure. This favorable financing alternative was the result of his ability to demonstrate how the company would double EBITDA in 18 months. Ron can mitigate the challenging personalities and viewpoints that exist in all organizations where "all sides feel they are victorious" Managing Director/COO for the largest insurance broker in Texas (Higginbotham & Associates)... SEE MORE
Ron has 32 years of experience as an entrepreneurial senior executive. He has managed all aspects of several mergers and acquisitions, primarily with small and medium sized businesses. This has encompassed working closely with investment bankers and private equity groups, performing due diligence, and internal and external audits including quality of earnings reviews.
As a longtime resident of north Texas, Ron has established a network of professional contacts in accounting, insurance brokerage, banking, and legal endeavors. "I wish my entire portfolio of clients had CFOs as competent, passionate and trustworthy as Ron" -VP Banker, who manages one of the larger and more complex portfolios in North Texas (BB&T).
His primary objective is to work closely with owners to help the company make informed, meaningful decisions to provide financial clarity and sustainable scalable growth. Ron has learned a proven skillset in negotiations as illustrated above.
Recently Ron worked as VP Finance/ CFO for 15 years for a top nationally ranked home improvement company in Texas. During his tenure, the company grew from 20M to 75M in revenue and from 95 to 275 employees. Over the last four years, twice his company was selected by the prestigious SMU Cox Dallas 100 fastest growing companies. "Ron demonstrates a high level of professional skills, whether it is providing financials at a high level, or providing high level projections of the company's plan for growth," Top 10 Accounting and Consulting firm in the USA - CliftonLarsonAllen.
Ron's range of experience and strength include the following:
- Treasury, Banking, Debt, and Covenant Compliance
- Cash Management and Forecasting
- Strategic Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
- Financial Reporting both internal and external
- Key Metric Development
- Accounting Staff Development and Mentoring
- Audit and Due Diligence planning
- Management Compensation Design
Ron has two children. His daughter attended SMU and played women's soccer; and his son played junior hockey and was drafted into the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, playing tennis, golfing, working out, and playing with "Frenchie".
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