Tamara is a hands-on experienced finance executive with more than 25 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. Her intellectual curiosity and skills in accounting, finance, operations, management and problem solving steered her through her career in many financial executive and CFO roles... SEE MORE
Before joining B2B CFO, she was President and CEO of a global restaurant chain. This combination of operations leadership coupled with her financial acumen is invaluable in helping business owners develop processes, systems and financial reporting that increase cash, drive bottom-line results and improve enterprise value. Her industry experience includes restaurants, food service, multi-unit, franchising, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and real estate investment.
Recently working side by side with business owners and staff, Tamara has successfully reorganized a company chapter 11 process; improved cash availability through working capital analysis, cash flow projections and implementing cash management strategies; developed new infrastructure including ERP implementation; secured additional debt; and worked with bankers, key vendors and equity on a variety of creative financing strategies.
Tamara's areas of expertise include:
- Cash and working capital management
- Restructuring and turnaround
- Strategic planning and budgeting
- Internal control assessment
- Contract negotiation, governance and administration
- Board governance and relations
- Project management
- Reengineering core business and financial processes
- Real estate management
- System implementations/upgrades
- Lender negotiation, debt covenant management
- Outsourcing/insourcing analysis and implementation
- Risk management
- Mentoring and training staff
- Crisis management
Tamara received her B.S. with a dual major in accounting and finance from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She also received her Certified Public Accountant license in Ohio. She and her husband Scott have been married for 30 years. They moved to Dallas more than 25 years ago and happily call it home. Today they live in a suburb of Dallas with their two children and are active in their church, PTA, Community Theater, and their children's ice hockey associations.