Debra.hoopes@cfolink.com

Describe your industry experience:
Telecom 25+ years in finance and operations, SaaS approx. 8 years in finance and operations, additionally experience  in education, manufacturing, software, technology and services industries

Describe your functional experience:
CFO for Public company in financial services (~$200M), VP Finance for Public Company in Telecom ($1.0B+), CFO for private venture backed and private equity backed companies  in a number of different industries.   COO for Education Company ($10M).

Describe your key business transactional experience: 
CFO of newly public company (put in place SOX), took a client public via FINRA and subsequent SEC filings, Finance Manager at company who went through a Chapter 11 reorg, successfully completed M&A transactions and subsequent integrations.

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?  
My wide variety of experience within finance covers a broad range of responsibilities including transforming finance department operations, strategic and financial planning, contract administration, product analysis and pricing strategy, deploying significant cost savings initiatives, complex project management, due diligence and transaction support. I also have the unique operating experience that is broader than the typical CFO including managing HR, IT and operations departments. I have managed departments ranging in size from four to over one hundred. My greatest strength is the ability to quickly add value to the organizations I work with, operating in a variety of roles and industries.