Jeff Leseman

Senior Director

Summary

Jeff is a results-oriented finance executive bringing more than 25 years experience in finance and accounting, product management, entrepreneurship, and operations in leadership roles. He has a long record of sound business judgment and successful project execution in private entities and SEC registrants across a diverse set of industries. He takes a holistic view of business problems, allowing for thoughtful evaluation and innovative, practical solutions that provide real value. Jeff has had operational and profit-center budget accountability, bringing experience and empathy to a range of business situations as a trusted advisor.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Planning and Analysis

Understanding the business, strategy, goals and impact of outside market forces is critical to thoughtful planning. Here’s where cross-functional experience across the business and learnings from other businesses in different industries of varying complexity is so important. My skills in quantitative analysis allows me to look at problems from a different lens and creatively problem-solve, particularly with emerging technologies and the challenges they present.

Controllership and Financial Accounting

I enjoy bringing controllership to the next level, transforming the accounting function from compliance to value-based leverages my analytical skills and experience to move accounting to become closer to the business and focused on delivering actionable insights as a trusted advisor. I have either led or been significantly involved in a number of key recent changes including revenue recognition, lease accounting, and cloud computing activities.

Internal Control and Process Improvement

I have been involved in SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) optimization projects, review and testing, as well as process documentation and simplification. Process improvement is feels like part of my 'business DNA' and is a consideration in nearly everything I do. The value differentiator here Is to how to get more out of the business process beyond pure streamlining.

Systems Implementation

I have considerable experience with systems implementations, from project manager to subject matter expert, developing a clear business case, performing due diligence, testing and production launch. With huge investments in systems, realizing value is critical, and understanding how to adapt business process, configure, and leverage date to unleash the full potential value in systems is an important differentiator for me.


Industry Experience

  • Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Retail & Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Software

Strengths

  • Cross-functional Leader
  • Reliable
  • Innovative
  • Practical
  • Relationship Builder
  • Strategic

Experience

Financial Solutions Consultant/ Principal

Clifton Larson Allen

Director of Finance

UnitedHealth Group

Financial Solutions Consultant

Four Point Partners

Product Manager/ Product Marketing Manager

Retek Information Systems

Education

BS, Accounting & Mathematics

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Certification

CPA (inactive)

Contact

Phone

Email

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Favorite Success Stories

Shutterstock USA Millwork

Integrating the finance function of multiple acquisitions in a condensed timeline

Industrials

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Regency

Building robust finance and accounting processes for a pet-service industry rollup.

Consumer & Retail

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