Don is a growth focused person and has the ability to reduce complex situations to easily understandable and communicated issues... He has excellent training skills and works hard to develop his subordinates. Don managed the successful integration of a major acquisition which doubled the size of the company... Don also has significant negotiation skills which he successfully used to improve our banking and insurance relationships saving the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in premiums and loan costs.
In addition to his excellent accounting and financial expertise Don has the ability to learn new businesses. While he had no prior optical experience he was quickly able to learn our unique business and build helpful financial models for our forecasts and strategic plans.
Don Retreage is a sensible and professional CFO. In my experience working with Don he focused on practical solutions and has a win-win attitude for all negotiations. I have enjoyed seeing Don work with public companies. He understands board dynamics and is highly focused on strong stakeholder returns.
It's rare that you come across a professional talent like Don. I have had the pleasure of working side by side with him for the better part of two years, collaborating for Lightpath Technologies. Don's attention to detail and ability to effectively communicate with different parties was a major driving factor to what we have been able to accomplish together. Don goes above and beyond the call of duty as he brings such a personal touch to the table, I have never had an unpleasant interaction with him and am pleased to now be able to call him a friend. Any company would be blessed to have Don as an asset on their team and comes with my heartfelt recommendation
Don is a highly professional CFO and business leader. He uses his business acumen, global experience and people skills to help lead the management team to focus on the important business levers, and then to consider the underlying “why”. Not only is he effective; he is steady and always looking to grow the business. In essence, Mr. Retreage is a good man in your corner.
Donald has always led by example in his professional and personal life. With a key focus on operations he has shown extraordinary capability no matter where he has been placed geographically. He is a natural leader and people enjoy working with him. His military background along with his willingness to embrace tough challenges make him the go-to guy for solutions.
Donald always conducts himself with a high degree of professionalism and dedication. He is a good listener and takes feedback well. He constantly looks for ways to improve all facets of the Operations and proved to be an invaluable resource to the team and company. Donald has exceptional business insight and sharp analytical skills and is not afraid of a challenge, is highly adaptive, and works effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Donald performs the duties with all the diligence, sound judgment, and expertise for his position demands. His contributions are vital, timely, and well considered. I came to trust his counsel implicitly, and I recommend Donald Retreage most highly.