An accomplished senior-level executive, Gary’s diverse background comes from multiple positions held in public accounting and private industry throughout many different business cycles. He has served as a chief financial officer at a multistate privately owned enterprise and a director of financial control and analysis at a publicly traded Fortune 500 company. He has also been a partner at a regional CPA firm and an entrepreneur offering business consulting services.
Gary’s in-depth accounting, audit, and tax knowledge combines with his superb communication skills to form the foundation of his capabilities as a versatile financial leader. He is adept working independently or managing teams to generate timely and accurate financial statements, analyze accounting transactions and results, and communicate opportunities for improvements to others, regardless of their financial background.
With extensive experience in Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls compliance, Gary is also well-versed in acquisitions and divestitures, project and cost accounting, contract negotiations, systems conversions, and cash flow, credit and capital management. He is a skillful relationship builder with a proven ability to collaborate with all levels of personnel, both inside and outside of an organization, to reach mutually agreeable outcomes with customers, service providers, employees, sales teams, and financial institutions.
Gary is a strategic thinker with a solid track record of successfully assisting companies to develop efficient and effective business processes to achieve optimal cost controls and revenue enhancements. He has a keen ability to identify areas for improvement, present innovative recommendations, build and execute plans, and assist management with measuring metrics to ensure ongoing positive performance.
Gary W. Ross
Employee Benefit Plans, Industrial Maintenance and Cleaning, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Waste Management and Remediation Services
Have you ever participated in a physically or mentally challenging activity?
Yes, I’ve gone whitewater rafting many times on the Upper Gauley River in West Virginia.
Who is a person you admire, and why?
My mother, for keeping our family of four kids together under very challenging circumstances. She worked hard, took us to church, taught us moral values, and instilled a strong work ethic within each of us.
What was your first job?
At age 12, I was a paperboy. I would order the exact number of papers for my route based on how many subscribing customers I had, and then I would order a few extra copies to sell to non-subscribers at a higher price. I enjoyed personally collecting my receivables from my customers and managing my payments to the publisher. The whole experience helped me learn about running a business at a young age.