David Tolly is an accomplished Chief Financial Officer and operational professional largely with private equity portfolio companies specializing in permanent and interim C-Level roles to accomplish rapid change in high growth companies (organic and through acquisitions), as well as companies facing performance challenges.
With over 35 years of experience, he is a financial leader who enables business transformation, skilled at leading urgent, yet solid actions and strategies during times of transition in highly complex, global and multi-location manufacturing, distribution, and other settings delivering tangible profitable and cash flow-positive results to satisfied clients. His experience includes companies with revenues from $5-$600 million involved in consumer products, aerospace & defense, plastics, oil & gas, precision metal machining and fabrication, publishing, firearms, sporting goods, point of purchase, packaging, apparel, personal care products, consumer electronics, capital equipment, business services, and other manufacturing, retail and distribution businesses.
As a strong C-Level executive, business strategist, analytical problem solver, and Board advisor, David clearly diagnoses root causes, implements solutions and energizes companies around mission-critical initiatives to maximize stakeholder value. As a change management CFO, he has installed and upgraded ERP and accounting systems, made process improvements, mentored staff and executives alike, and led numerous transactions in building and integrating complex business combinations. David is also recognized as an expert in providing analysis and testimony in financial litigation matters.
David holds a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University and is a recognized turnaround professional having been named by Turnarounds & Workouts Magazine as a 2011 “People to Watch-Business Professional” for outstanding achievements.