Mark Brown (Partner Emeritus)

Managing credit and risk, cash flow, production, lines of credit, acquisitions all add up to a complex set of demands for the business owner.

My Primary Focus:

  • Turnarounds
  • Mergers, divestitures and acquisitions
  • Cash flow management
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • Cost reduction
  • Contract negotiations
  • Change management
  • Transaction structuring
  • Debt and equity financings
  • ERP design and implementation
  • Establishing advisory boards and mastermind groups

I have extensive experience as a consultant delivering CFO services, as well as an in-house CFO. At Aavid Thermal Technologies, I was CFO as we took the company from near bankruptcy to profitability and a successful IPO in 1996. In my four-year tenure, the market value of the company went from near zero to $350 million.

My work with clients to meet these challenges focuses on helping them with:

• Strategic and financial planning
• Cash flow management
• Cost reduction
• Contract negotiations
• ERP design and implementation

In the course of working with organizations in agriculture, high technology, manufacturing and financial services as a financial executive, I have led or participated in the following:
  • Transforming a private $37 million company in financial trouble into a publicly traded, financially healthy, $100+ million international company
  • Turnaround of an $18 million company from near bankruptcy to profitability and financial health
  • Raising $22 million in new equity in an initial public offering (IPO)
  • Completing a $26 million recapitalization of a company
  • Raising $5 million in first round venture capital for a company
  • Acquiring a $25 million company
  • Selling a $20 million company
  • Acquiring a $5 million division of a major corporation

I joined the Florida CFO Group in 2011. Prior to joining the Florida CFO group, I had my own consulting firm since 1997 and have over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance in an executive leadership capacity. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and an MBA in marketing at the University of South Florida.

Professional Experience: Mergers & Acquisitions, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Change Management, Budgets, Venture Capital, Business Planning, Operations Management, Leadership, Accounting, Start-Ups, Strategic Planning, Business Intelligence, Project Planning, ERP, Managerial Finance, Contract Negotiation, Turn Around Management, Financial Analysis, Business Strategy, Business Process



Simply put, Mark helped me save my company. It has been over 12 years since I first met Mark. At the time I was a budding entrepreneur that had grown my software company to about $10M in revenue and then hit a brick wall. Fortunately, one of my board members knew Mark and in a very short time Mark was able to unravel our financial mess and recommend a course of action to keep us alive.

George R. Linscott – President/CEO, Visicon Technologies, Inc.