Buck Gentry, Partner


Buck has experience running and selling a successful enterprise, providing him with deep exposure to the demands of the business life cycle.

His most recent engagement was serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Buck was part of the leadership team that oversaw a major restructuring of the organization, resulting in 30% growth in the Food Bank’s distribution while bringing the Food Bank back into compliance with national Feeding America Standards. At the same time the organization experienced double digit growth in development support and revenue to support the increase in activity. During his term, Buck was also in charge of upgrading outdated computer systems and technology to enable the Food Bank to move to online order entry for their partner agencies and a new warehouse management system.

Prior to that, Buck was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for InfoSystems, Inc, a rapid growth IT services firm where he managed the human resource and infrastructure necessary to support better than 3000% growth over 14 years, while managing his own CPA practice.

Buck has also served as Chief Financial Officer for several medical facilities among other roles, after starting his career with KPMG. Buck is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Contact Buck at bgentry@cfo2.biz

 

Laura Blodgett, Partner


Laura’s extensive tax, accounting and business experience was gained primarily in service organizations. Laura excels at problem solving and troubleshooting, as well as advising management teams in developing and implementing business plans and managing back office operations. Her professional experience includes roles as Financial Controller, Treasurer and Consultant to public, private and non-profit organizations. Industries served include investment management, telecommunications and financial services among others. Early in her career, Laura worked as a Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte.

Laura is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Contact Laura at lblodgett@cfo2.biz

 

Frank Pazera, Partner

Frank has extensive public and private sector financial management experience. Previously, Frank held the positions of Chief Financial Officer for NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., a public mobile marketing enterprise and Chief Executive Office for Covista Communications, Inc. a public telecom service provider. In addition, Frank has held executive positions at companies that include Turner Broadcasting, MCI and Arthur Andersen & Co.

Frank is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a member of the AICPA. He earned his MBA in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta and his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Contact Frank at fpazera@cfo2.biz

 

Global Resources and Affiliations

Our Firm and Partner’s are actively engaged as thought leaders via participation with a variety of Global organizations. These groups enable us to capture enormous intellectual capital that supports the world class solutions we deliver to our clients.

A select group of these affiliations includes:


The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants represents the interests of expert accounting resources.


The Andersen Alumni Association represents the legacy of one of the most prominent organizations in the history of global commerce.


The Association for Corporate Growth provides insight related to merger, acquisition and financing transactions.


The Financial Executive Network Group provides “members only” access to the intelligence and counsel of more than 30,000 global professionals.
KPMG and Pricewaterhouse Coopers remain two of the most prominent finance and accounting groups in the world.

 

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