I joined the Florida CFO Group in 2019 with over 30 years of experience in leading private and publicly held companies in financial and business management roles. I enjoy the challenge of working with growth companies to shape and realize their business plans. I earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. I am a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
Previously, I held executive financial positions at small to large companies including:
For ten years, as CEO at Freedom Scientific, Roy reported to me as CFO and General Counsel. He was my second in command, and the best CFO I have had the pleasure to work with. His combination of financial leadership and legal oversight skills was essential for growing a global leader in assistive technology.
As CFO and General Counsel at Vispero, Roy was a diligent, dedicated and high performing leader and partner for me as the CEO.
Roy was retained to oversee and ensure a timely and successful closing of a transaction for a $1.4 billion dollar sales healthcare company. He quickly established a good rapport with the management team and led them through the many difficult complex issues that threaten to stop the closing. Due to his broad business background and skills, my staff quickly respected and leaned on him. In particular, he worked side by side with the Chief Financial Officer on reporting, due diligence, and transition issues. Despite the many obstacles, the transaction was successfully closed. I would not hesitate to recommend Roy to any company that needs a trusted advisor with a powerful combination of corporate finance and diverse legal experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Roy Rafalco. I came to know him as a truly valuable asset to me, the company and his team. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, he is an impressive communicator, decision maker, and leader which resulted in a respected Executive of the organization. His knowledge of the entire business and expertise in Finance was a huge advantage to our entire organization. He put this skill set to work in order to achieve efficiencies within the business.
I had the great privilege of working for Roy during his tenure at Freedom Scientific. In addition to imparting his mentorship within Finance, Roy taught me how to become a leader in the organization through his own example. His tenacious work ethic and inspirational drive coupled with his profound experience in Finance, Legal, and Accounting matters positioned our mission-driven organization towards continued future success. I will forever be grateful for his meaningful lessons and for entrusting me with new opportunities to expand my portfolio of experience. I would highly recommend Roy to any company, organization, or non-profit philanthropy looking for an experienced, transformational leader with a proven track record of high achievement.
Roy is by far the most professional and creative leader I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His finance and legal acumen coupled with his innovative approach to solving complex challenges routinely generate unique and positive solutions for the organizations he leads. He inspires those on his team to do their best work and to continue to learn and hone their skills to be even better prepared for the next challenge.