Lou De La Garza
Lou De La Garza is an experienced financial manager who enjoys new challenges and thinking outside the box to meet them. Prior to joining CFO Selections, he was the Financial Services Director at Transgroup Global Logistics, where he participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions between domestic and international companies. He acted as the primary financial point of contact between Banks, Investment Banks, Private Equity, and other stakeholders to accomplish buy/sell transaction with an EqV of $310M. Post-transaction, he worked extensively with newly acquired foreign subsidiaries in instituting consolidated financial preparation and reporting. He also managed the accounting department and its staff, including preparing and analyzing financial data for sixteen separate entities.
As an independent accounting consultant, Luis helped companies develop policies and procedures to support accurate record keeping and financial reporting. He communicates closely with management and owners, making sure they have a clear picture of financial status, and advising on issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
Luis holds a BS in Business Administration / Accounting from California State University at Chico. He currently lives in Renton and enjoys time at the gym and, whenever possible, on the beaches of Central and Northern California.