Gary has more than 35 years Executive management experience as CFO, COO and CAO of various public and private consumer product, software, technology, distribution and e-learning companies. Additionally, he has significant Board experience and served as Board member of a major software company, a technology company and currently serves as the Independent Financial Expert to the Audit Committee of a major global organization.
Gary has been a catalyst for driving strong financial and operational performance for early-stage enterprises to global Fortune 500 companies. He has been instrumental in leading and supporting high-level initiatives involving major acquisitions, strategic planning, and business turnaround. He has also delivered exceptional performance in integrating people and processes to increase productivity, bolster employee performance, and drive aggressive growth.
Specifically some areas that illustrate scope of capabilities:
Strategic Planning & Execution - Developing and executing strategies and plans to drive double-digit revenue growth in both domestic and international markets.
Leadership - Building and leading globally dispersed multi-functional teams that consistently achieve/exceed goals across key performance metrics.
Turnaround Management - Implementing new processes and procedures to drive significant improvements in operating efficency while dramatically reducing costs.
New BusinessDevelopment - Identifying market opportunities within large geographic regions and formulating business development strategies to establish long-term competitive advantage.
M&A - Successfully led numerous acquisitions ranging from small private companies to major public companies and managed all phases of a sale of a global software company to a Fortune 50 technology company.
Board Leadership Fellow - National Association of Corporate Directors
Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor - AM&AA
Certified Board Director - UCLA
Stanford Directors' College
CFO - Munchkin Inc.
CFO & CAO - LRN Corporation
COO - Intelligent Energy
CFO & Transition Executive - IBM Software Group
CFO - Candle Corporation
Senior VP & Corporate Controller - Mattel Inc.
Senior VP Business Planning - International Division- Mattel Inc.
Pepperdine University - School of Business & Management - Board of Visitors
Candle Corporation - Board Member
Intelligent Energy - Board Member
Gary earned a BBA (Accounting) from Loyola University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
At Crosspoint Advisors we approach each assignment with our full attention and dedication, to have real results that exceed your expectations and assist in positioning your company for sustainable long term profitable growth.
Gary Rolfes, President & CEO
Crosspoint Advisors is focused on growth and enhancing value for early-stage to middle market companies. Delivering services to Boards, executive management, and private equity portfolio companies designed to increase value and sustain profitable growth through good governance, business processes and effective strategy execution.