A visionary Chief Financial Officer with an exceptional track record in driving financial excellence and transformative growth for prominent organizations in the legal and technology sectors. As CFO at Rimon PC, a groundbreaking, private equity-backed portfolio company offering shared services back office support for law firms, Cecy has been instrumental in building a world-class finance and accounting function.
Prior to her role at Rimon PC, Cecy served as Chief Financial Officer at Stoel Rives LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm, where she assumed the position amid unexpected CFO departure and turbulent departmental changes. Over her impactful five-year tenure, Cecy masterfully managed a $250M P&L, led a team of 44 professionals, and drove continuous improvements that cemented her reputation as an invaluable asset to the organization. With a keen eye for strategic opportunities, she has successfully stabilized the department during tumultuous periods, coached and mentored her finance team to rebuild trust both internally and externally, and implemented initiatives that contributed to a remarkable 68% increase in Profits Per Equity Partner over 5 years. Notably, Cecy’s leadership also resulted in the seamless adoption of a Profitability dashboard, driving data-driven decision-making and fostering a culture of financial literacy across the firm.
Her exceptional abilities in implementing key financial systems, such as Aderant Expert and Elite 3E, and introducing data-driven models, like Project Profitability and Timekeeper Profitability, have consistently demonstrated her ingenuity and ability to deliver exceptional results. Cecy’s expertise as a Law Firm Finance Consultant for prestigious clients like Perkins Coie, Davis Wright Tremaine, Elevate Services, and Prosperoware further showcases her dedication to providing business process improvement and financial management expertise to law firms and service providers, always striving to optimize performance and foster long-term success.
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