As a Fractional CFO, Steve’s expertise is in providing strategic financial management to business owners and entrepreneurs and has worked with hundreds of small and middle-market privately held and not-for-profit companies as an outsourced CFO since 1990. As our Financial Advisory Team Leader, his industry experience includes logistics, distribution, service and manufacturing.
Steve is an expert on strategic financial management and Chair of our Cincinnati market. Steve is a pioneer of the outsourced CFO service model. Prior to joining MLA, Steve was the Founder & CEO of LGI CFO, a Fractional CFO firm serving clients in Cincinnati, Centerville, and Northern Kentucky. LGI CFO was acquired by MLA in October 2019.
Steve specializes in financing and banking relationships and has helped multiple organizations secure funding under a variety of situations, including challenging financings. In addition, he has experience in both buy and sell side merger and acquisition work.
Prior to founding LGI CFO, Steve served as the CFO of two companies – a billion-dollar bank and a computer software company. Before that, he had Big Four audit experience. He has also performed successful business turnarounds. An accounting graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Steve has an MBA from Indiana University in finance and banking and a CPA.
Steve has served on the boards of several organizations, including a bank, manufacturer, and not-for-profit. He has also served on the Greater Cincinnati Chamber Small Business Advisory Board. This experience helps him serve other MLA Principals as Financial Advisory Team Leader.
Steve enjoys helping entrepreneurs to do what they do best, which is to promote their businesses, develop products and services, and generate new business. This allows the entrepreneur to create new employment opportunities and introduce innovations that enhance the quality of life.