Business Development Consulting

With a passion for seeing small or expanding businesses leverage their strengths and core competencies for success and growth, John has provided consulting for businesses in the areas of strategic and financial management, management information systems development, and a relationship builder with key business partners such as lenders and vendors.

With two separate companies with whom John has consulted the customers' bankers have stated that they "receive more relevant and accurate financial projections and performance results from this company than most of the other companies with whom they work."  This has led to greater lender confidence with the client company and increased debt capacity with the lender. 

Services involve leading business owners and management staff through the strategic planning process and developing their financial plan to expand operations.

Helped business owners generate financial schedules and present business plans to lenders to acquire funding for the expansion of operations. Set up management information systems including network, accounting, point of sale system, and job database.

Personal Interests

SCUBA certified

Downhill ski

Cross-country ski

Marriage Ministry Leadership and Training

Short-term missions to Dominican Republic - serving orphans, medical clinic, and families at risk

Employment History


Business services and consulting.

Self-employed — 10/2008 - Present


Largest U.S. producer of natural and organic meats.

Director, Corporate Financial Analysis — 10/2004 to 5/2008


Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing in water treatment industry.

Controller — 5/2002 to 10/2004

ROCK SOLID HARDWOODS, INC. Denver, COContract sales, installation, and retailing of hardwood flooring

Chief Financial Officer — 6/2000 to 5/2002

Led the development and implementation of strategic plan and company reengineering.

MEURER RESEARCH, INC. Golden, COEngineering and manufacturing in the municipal water treatment industry

Vice President of Finance/General Manager — 1989 to 6/2000

TRAC-VAC, INC., Golden, COManufacturing in the municipal water treatment industry

Production and Operations Manager — 1983 to 1989

Board of Directors

Served as treasurer on several non-profit boards.

Was one of the founding board members for the highly successful Jefferson Academy Charter School in Broomfield, Colorado. Led committees to development the Jefferson Academy Charter High School and landed the largest grant that a charter high school in Colorado had received to that point. 

Currently serve as treasurer on the board for Open Arms Outreach which serves orphan children and a medical clinic in the Dominican Republic and refugees and asylees in New Hampshire.


Senior financial manager with nineteen years of experience in corporate finance and accounting with a strong record of building and running financial systems that foster growth and increase profitability. Expertise in financial analysis and reporting, modeling, cash management, strategic planning and business reengineering to maximize profitability and growth opportunities.Passionate about helping entrepreneurs and executive management focus on business strengths and core competencies and to build financial systems that allow for growth. Have built strong banking relationships for companies by developing and executing financial plans.

Areas of Expertise

CFO | Controller | Financial Analysis & Modeling | Cost and Managerial Accounting

Corporate/Division Budgeting and Reforecasting | Job Costing and Cost/Variance Analysis

Banking/Debt Financing | Consolidations/Inter-company | Forecasting/Sales Modeling

Community Leadership

Sustainability Committee Member, Coleman Natural Foods, LLC

Served as a consultant with a number of new charter school boards in developing strategic plans and operating budgets.

Junior Achievement Coach

Work History

Work History

Development of Financial Systems, Procedures and Controls for Start-upsLed development of new product divisions, business segments, and business start-ups. At Water Remediation Technology I led the development and implementation of financial systems during the transition of organization's focus on research and development into full-fledged sales and manufacturing operation. At Rock Solid Hardwoods I led the strategic planning and implementation for the transition from contract sales only to the addition of retail sales out of a showroom.

  • Development of cost standards for process equipment, process media, labor, and installation packages.
  • Development of financial models using cost standards to maximize cash flow and return on investment.. 
  • Built strong business relationships with bankers and creditors which allowed for tremendous growth in sales and margins. 
  • Developed independent auditor relationships, business operations, human resources, performance/reward systems, risk management, employee benefits, and managed corporate counsel.

Financial Reporting / Performance against BudgetPeriodic financial reporting to executive management, board of directors, banks, and investors showing performance against budget and prior year including management discussion and variance analysis.

  • Development, management and variance analysis of corporate budgets to actual and prior year performance at corporate and operating unit levels. 
  • Development, administration, and reporting of capital budgets at the corporate and operating unit levels. 
  • Hands on participation and directing accounting cycle through month end close and generation of consolidated financial statements. 
  • Job Cost Accounting and Percentage of Completion Accounting

Multi-company consolidations and inter-company accountingExceptional experience and ability in development of procedures and controls for inter-company transaction accounting and reporting. Developed consolidated general ledgers and financial statements for roll up of multiple companies or divisions.Acquisition of Loans and Lines of CreditDeveloped multiple business plans and proforma financials and successfully secured permanent financing and lines of credit. These efforts were key to business expansion.

  • Managed and reported on credit facilities totaling $155,000,000 at Coleman Natural Foods. 
  • Debt covenant compliance analysis and reporting.
  • Asset based lending and certificates of compliance

Strategic and Financial PlanningI have led two companies through the entire strategic planning process, including in-depth SWAT analysis and process reengineering and developed the corresponding financial plans. Both companies experienced double-digit sales growth as a result of the focus on core business strengths. Raised profit margin by 10 and 7 percent respectively

  • Established operating and cash budgets from sales forecasts consistent with goals generated in the planning process. 
  • Reported performance against long range and annual operating plans.

CPA Relationship and Audits

  • Managed relationship with independent CPA for audit functions.
  • Hands-on reporting in audited financial statements as well as generation of audit footnotes
Senior Financial Analyst

  • Analyzed job cost and reported variances to department managers, which led to better cost control and improved area management.
  • Financial, sales, and competitive analysis at both the segment and corporate levels. 
  • Ad hoc reporting to support multiple functional areas including production, marketing and sales, and finance group.

Production and Operations Management

  • Developed internal engineering and production staff to shift from outsourcing of these functions. This led to increased gross margins. 
  • Established an internal job flow which improved efficiency and increased production capacity 45 percent. 
  • Reduced outsourcing by 60 percent and cut production costs by 25 percent.
  • Introduced job cost accounting to track profitability of each job sold. 
  • Managed supply contracts with vendors and key customers.




1980 - 1986

Bachelor of Science