Bud has been a C-suite consultant for several years, after a long-time career as CFO for a medical professional organization and professional liability insurance company. He uses his vast experience in finance to lead clients through startup, growth, turnaround and transition.
Bud participated in my Chicago area Vistage Group for several years. He joined because he wanted to develop his consulting muscle with the help of his peers. In the group, he was open to receiving direct feedback and learned quickly with guidance from the group. He contributed to the group frequently from his years of experience, greatly to the benefit of others. While in the group he learned to clearly define his consulting role in a way that transfers his skills and talents to benefit his clients. His command of finance knowledge is clear and his past accomplishments are a testimony to his abilities. I am confident that any business owner will find true value in his services.
Scott Seagren, CEO to CEOs: Masterful Guidance for Evolving Leadership and Transforming Conflict, One Courageous Conversation at a Time
Throughout his career, Bud has been a leader for companies in sales, acquisitions, mergers and turnaround situations. He has been directly responsible for transitioning businesses on both sides, resolving accounting issues to satisfy regulators, reducing financial risks and improving financial performance to achieve stronger financial ratings. He has also been personally responsible for helping companies attain higher profits and greater investment returns.
Bud has also actively participated in numerous boards and committees, where he has effectively advised companies on all finance matters. He has also been active in trusted advisor groups, contributing to team successes. Bud is known for helping companies transform vision into tangible value.
Over the years, Bud Gross has made many meaningful contributions to both organizations I lead, Growing Healthy People NFP and Grow Well Farms LLC. Skilled in both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises, Bud has helped us with budgeting, financial proposals, financial planning and business consulting. He worked significantly with creating multilevel budgets for grant proposals. I know I can count on Bud to provide valuable insights to any situation.
Cheryl Besenjak, Independent Rights Specialist
Bud’s current position as a Principal of ExecHQ™ fits well in his efforts to assist companies of all types and sizes throughout the country, in all forms of financial advisory services. He is highly qualified to identify what owners should do to maximize value and achieve success for their business, at all stages of its growth and development.
Areas of Expertise:
- Bank Relations
- Business Intelligence
- Business Turnaround
- Business Transition
- Change Management
- Critical Thinking
- Data-Driven Decision Making
- Entrepreneurial Thinking
- Investor Relations
- Predictive Analysis
- Process Improvement
- Strategic Planning
- Venture Capital
- Working Capital Optimization