David Olson is a pioneer in the field of CFO Services having founded Virtual CFOs in 2004 with the idea that Fortune 500 companies are not the only companies that can benefit from experienced financial professionals. He recognized that the impact of a single, critical decision can be more significant for a smaller company than for a larger one. A Virtual CFO fills the role of CFO for smaller companies, giving them a level of financial management expertise that they are not prepared to hire on a full-time basis.
As the first member of Virtual CFOs, David set a standard for the level of skill and breadth of experience each subsequent member should have. His 30+ years of experience began with 5 years as an auditor with Arthur Andersen. Those early years provided a unique combination of experiences with auditing, accounting, a common sense business approach to serving clients, and the opportunity to work with many different companies in many different industries. Arthur Andersen taught its auditors first to be business people, and second to be auditors. That training helped develop an understanding of the factors that help a business succeed.
From Arthur Andersen David moved to private industry where he continued his business education at both small and large companies in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, industrial processing, communications, publishing, commercial services, consumer products, and consumer services. His broad-based experience as CFO and COO is typical of the business perspective and expertise you can expect from your Virtual CFO.
Since founding Virtual CFOs, David has helped dozens of companies realize their vision of stable finances, efficient operations, improved profitability, and controlled growth.