Richard B. Paskin

Rick has over 30 years of broad-based business experience as a Chief Financial Officer, entrepreneur, management consultant and certified public accountant.

His expertise is focused in:

  • Accounting and financial management
  • Operations improvement
  • Information systems management
  • Systems development and implementation
  • Strategic planning and business development

Rick’s industry experience encompasses:

  • Business and consumer services
  • Distribution/wholesale
  • Funeral service
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-profits
  • Retail
  • Television/video
  • Transportation/travel

A selection of his distinguished accomplishments:

As CFO of a new business spin-off, Rick quickly built a corporate infrastructure from scratch to support the operations of 30 consumer service locations that were acquired from a public company. This included establishing corporate facilities; creating an accounting and administrative staff; and implementing policies, procedures, controls and integrated systems to support all aspects of the business.
He co-founded, an online resource that is bringing web technology to the traditional funeral industry. He lead the design and implementation of this content-rich website including an online funeral planning system.

He co-founded a firm that specialized in developing, producing and distributing television and video programming including a series of national television specials on PBS and a nationally syndicated television series.

As interim Director of Information Services for a major metropolitan medical center, he managed the 140-person staff and numerous system development projects. Accomplishments include upgrading the data center, improving system performance and developing a plan to integrate corporate and departmental systems.

As a management consultant, Rick directed many complex assignments involving strategic planning, organization, marketing, financial analysis, operations improvement and information systems implementation.

As a certified public accountant, he supervised annual audits and prepared financial reports and tax returns for a wide variety of organizations.

Rick’s partial client list:

  • Alaska Department of Natural Resources
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Hospital Supply (Baxter)
  • American Red Cross
  • Arthur Andersen
  • Bekins Van Lines
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Brink’s Home Security
  • CNA Insurance
  • Coors Brewing Company
  • Cotter & Company (True Value)
  • Greyhound Corporation
  • Sears
  • United Airlines

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