George Muench, managing director with YesCFO, is a Senior Executive experienced working directly with both public and private companies as well as portfolio companies of private equity groups. His background principally includes consumer product companies in manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing where he participated as a member of the management team as either the CEO or CFO.
In these roles George was committed to building a collaborative, customer-centric culture with a keen focus on strategic objectives and process improvements. An enthusiastic partner in developing new and creative solutions, George has a proven record of managing liquidity while driving top line growth and bottom line profits. He has direct sales and marketing experience with retail companies and is skilled at preparing, presenting and negotiating contracts, raising capital, addressing boards of directors and leading road shows.
George brings to YesCFO more than 40 years of experience across financial, operational, treasury, human resource, information technology, facilities and administrative management experience. He has provided leadership for companies in developmental, rapid growth and turnaround environments combining financial initiatives with hands-on operational experience, utilizing information technology to lead change. He has expertise in budgeting, forecasting and modeling, financial reporting and analysis, cash flow and balance sheet management, cost containment, multi-state operations and new store openings as well as regulatory compliance
for both small and large organizations.
He began his career with PWC before entering the private sector with GAF Corporation, a manufacturer of chemicals, building and photographic products. He transitioned from manufacturing to apparel wholesaling with Bidermann Industries and then retailing with
Hermes of Paris, Liz Claiborne, Imaginarium Toy Centers and Utrecht Art Supplies. Most recently he has worked in the B2B services industry with IJS Global, an international freight forwarder and Hart Systems, a provider of proprietary IT solutions to the retail market.
George is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is active with the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association.