Kevin Briscoe is the Executive Manager of CFO Selections, responsible for establishing and implementing goals and strategies for the firm. He also serves as Practice Manager of our western Washington consulting team, which he has led since 2013. His professional career includes over 25 years in finance, accounting, and operations in publicly traded corporate and small closely held settings. Before joining CFOS in 2007, Kevin was part owner of a successful lighting representative business. He has also served as a financial member of South End Equities, where he was responsible for the purchase and management of over $6M of commercial real estate. Prior experience includes roles as VP Finance and Operations for Workforce Technologies and Director of Accounting for SYSCO Food Services of Seattle. His extensive experience in business strategy, management, and operations makes him a great leader for the firm.
Tom Varga is the Founder, Chief Financial Officer, and former Executive Manager and Consulting Practice Manager of CFO Selections. Besides his current role as CFO, he represents our interests with strategic partners, builds and supports business development activities, and provides consultation on various aspects of the business, particularly strategic initiatives. Described as an impassioned and visionary pioneer in outsourcing financial services, Tom founded CFO Selections in 2002 after twenty years of extensive experience working with small and growing businesses in finance and operations roles. He also serves on the board of directors of the CFOS Foundation and the board of trustees of the Mountaineers.
Mark Tranter leads the business development and marketing efforts at CFO Selections, which he joined in 2006 after co-owning a successful executive search firm. He organizes, hosts, and attends a large number of networking events, ranging from one-on-one meetings to roundtables, seminars, and forums. In the ten years before joining CFOS, Mark helped national companies of all sizes with their recruiting needs, including two years spent directing the executive search division of Paladin Partners. He has also had experience in sales management in the cellular industry, notably at McCaw Cellular and NEC America.
Alex de Soto
Alex de Soto anchors the CFO Selections search practice. He brings over 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, human resources, and executive search to his role as leader of the search team. Since 2008, he has spent most of his time helping CEO’s and CFO’s of Pacific Northwest based companies find that unique match they seek for a CFO or Controller. Since 2012, he has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Compass Health, a large community behavioral health organization serving the five northwest counties of Washington. Alex's deep hands-on experience as a former CFO, HR executive, and recruiter provides a unique combination of skills enabling successful placements at the highest levels.
Charlotte is the business manager for CFO Selections, handling accounting, communications, and IT. She brings a unique combination of skills in accounting, writing, organization, process development, and technology to the CFO Selections team. She joined the company in 2008, following six years as co-owner and controller of an e-commerce company, eleven years as a systems analyst, and three years working to build an internet company from the ground up.
“Thanks to Jeff for improving the quality of our financial reporting so that we could pass the due diligence requirements for a major transaction.”
-- Nick Goyak, General Counsel, Powin Corporation
“We have been so grateful to have Robert from your consulting team as part of Oiselle. He has truly been a difference maker.”
-- Sally Bergeson, Founder + CEO, Oiselle
“CFO Selections does an exceptional job of getting to know both their candidates and their clients. This paid dividends in my case as Alex brought a relocation opportunity to me after working with me on another position. It turned out to be a great fit professionally and personally. This would not have happened had Alex not spent the time with me up front, stayed in touch, and reached out when he identified the potential opportunity.”
-- Sean Tallarico, Controller, Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management
“CFO Selections has sent us the perfect person to help streamline our processes, evaluate our financial product and personnel and respond to questions that were beyond basic bookkeeping. We love having her as part of our team!”
-- Toyan Copeland, Co-owner, The Copeland Group
“CFO Selections delivered the finance professional we were looking for. This individual not only provides the technical expertise we need but also is an excellent fit with our corporate culture.”
-- Andy Skipton, CFO, Logos Bible Software
“When we needed specific skills for a project, CFO Selections was able to quickly find someone who was a great fit for both our project and our company. We saved months of recruiting and got help on the terms and timeline we needed.”
-- Bob Pritchett, President/CEO, Logos Bible Software
“My recruiting and HR team made the comment that CFO Selections is one of the top two executive search firms they have worked with in all their years of recruiting. This is high praise from an experienced team.”
-- Lynn Takaki, VP – HR, Precor Incorporated
“Our short term consultant filled our urgent need and we also ended up being able to hire a stellar candidate thanks to Rich’s help in the search; Leann is the perfect technical and cultural match for us.”
-- Martinique Grigg, Exec. Director Mountaineers
“The outsourced CFO is an ideal, cost effective solution for many of our small and mid-sized clients that don’t yet need a permanent financial executive on staff.”
-- Mike Gano, Managing Partner, The Partners Group
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