Joanne H. Dempster

I enjoy working with small to medium sized companies that are experiencing growing pains. Assisting entrepreneurs to improve their cash conversion cycles, improve inventory quality, and maximize supply chain efficiencies are just some of the ways I can help.

My Primary Focus:

  • Business turnarounds
  • Infrastructure improvements
  • Operational efficiencies
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Supply chain
  • Cost control and reductions
  • Implementing timely and reliable financial reporting
  • Identifying and implementing measurable KPIs
  • Financial systems implementations and upgrades

I am a CFO with a track record of success in private equity turnaround companies. I have substantial experience and discipline with both large- and medium-sized companies, combined with entrepreneurial leadership skills. I am operationally focused and partner with owners and their teams to quickly identify opportunities around finance, infrastructure and operations.

My broad industry experience in manufacturing and distribution, retail, cellular tower, technology, hospitality and entertainment allows me to adapt to many different industries and needs.

A few accomplishments in my career include:
  • In 2019, I was selected as a Tampa Bay Business Journal CFO of the Year Honoree.
  • President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of Financial Executives International for the 2019-2021 fiscal years.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Chapter of Financial Executives International since 2017.
  • I began working on financial reporting automation during the start of my career at Ernst & Young and since then I have been involved in a number of very successful implementations and upgrades. 

I joined the Florida CFO Group in 2021. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida and became a Florida CPA. My career began at Ernst and Whinney (now Ernst & Young) in Orlando, FL working on a variety of audit clients in a number of different industries. I have a diverse background that allows me to readily adapt to many different industries but tend toward industries that are heavily reliant on inventory and inventory-related challenges.

Professional Experience:

  • HealthAxis Group, LLC – CFO
  • OttLite Technologies – CFO
  • Progessus Therapy – CFO
  • See LinkedIn for additional positions held