Your Rock Solid Team
You want to grow your business. You want to succeed. You don’t want to re-invent the wheel. That’s why you do want to talk to people who have been around the block a few times before. That’s us.
Rock Solid Finance is David, John and Steve — 3 guys from Ohio. Three guys that have helped grow hundreds of companies — some that we own and some that we don’t. We have set finance and operational strategies for pre-revenue start-ups, for Fortune 100′s, and even for government agencies. We’ve worked with simple spreadsheets and with giant ERP systems.
Together, we’re a different kind of finance team. The 3 of us have known each other … well, almost forever. We have worked on all 4 coasts of the USA (John says Lake Michigan is the 4th coast) and with all kinds of companies doing all kinds of finance and strategy work. We have radically different skills. But more than anything else, we are all entrepreneurs.
We believe that “It Takes an Entrepreneur to Help an Entrepreneur“.
And when we give you a deeper understanding of your business, a clear strategy and a solid financial foundation… well, let’s just say you get a powerful new perspective on your success.
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You will make better business decisions, take more effective action and build a more profitable business simply by calling on the strategic and analytic skills of David Worrell. David will help you unlock the real potential of your business by basing decisions on fact and analysis — not just gut and instinct.
An accomplished entrepreneur, executive and author, David specializes in helping small businesses grow rapidly to the next level by employing powerful financial and business development strategies. So make your business idea the most it can be — the most profitable, sustainable and fun — with David’s unique approach to building sustainable business models.
Worrell is a graduate of The Ohio State University, the Sandler Sales Institute, and the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Entrepreneur Training program. Four times he has been recognized as a “Fast 50″ award recipient for building fast growing new companies of his own.
David taught international business planning within the top-10 ranked MBA program at the Fisher Graduate School of International Business, in Monterey, California, and from 2002-2009 was a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine on all aspects of business finance, acquisitions and exit strategies.
Worrell has run three successful companies of his own. The first, InfoQuest! International, Inc. is a telecom company that he sold in 1999 to a Silicon Valley competitor. Subsequently, Worrell founded Monterey Venture Partners, LLC (MVP), a 5-member venture consultancy in Monterey California. MVP helped dozens of entrepreneurs design, build and finance their companies.
Currently, Worrell helps clients of Rock Solid Finance, writes finance articles for www.AllBusiness.com, and advises students and entrepreneurs through the Entrepreneur In Residence Program and the Entrepreneur Leadership Circle at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. David is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and a Gold Level Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor.
Follow David on Twitter: @BizBlogBuzz
If your accounting and finance departments are drowning in data — and starving for actionable information — then John Steffen is the man you need. John is a true cross-functional analyst and a consummate finance executive. His clients have relied on him (and you can too) for a clear understanding of every aspect of their business and an uncanny ability to forecast the future.
John can do what no accounting software can — turn piles of disperate data into clear, concise, actionable information.
John completed his masters degree in finance at the University of Chicago, and cut his teeth at the Big Eight firm of PwC – back when green ledger paper was just giving way to spreadsheets. His uncanny ability to work with, and between, large ERP/Accounting systems and Microsoft Excel, has made him a must-have player on every finance team.
At Rock Solid Finance, John applies his Fortune 500 experience to the challenges of small and medium businesses, driving operational and finance best-practices that can transform a company and propel its growth. John lives in Chicago but can be found bouncing between clients in Atlanta, Augusta and Orlando on any given day. John is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor.
Follow John on Twitter @steffenconsult
When you need to dig deep into accounting issues, Steve MacPherson is your man. For nearly 20 years Steve has enjoyed positions in accounting and finance within companies ranging from multinational conglomerates to fresh-faced start-ups.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors in Business Administration Steve began his career as a CPA in the audit practice at Deloitte & Touche. His broad client base ranged from Fortune 500 companies to small market, privately-owned businesses.
But Steve’s heart was always in the challenges of entrepreneurship and this lead him to Charlotte, where he became the operations manager for a start-up multimedia business.
Steve served many different roles within this company, including purchasing, customer service, process standardization, as well as finance/accounting. Within five years, Steve helped grow the young company’s annual revenue from $0 to $13 Million.
After negotiating the sale of the company to a key supplier, Steve worked for an IT consulting firm specializing in small to mid-market ERP systems implementation, eventually breaking out to serve small businesses on his own.
Since going solo five years ago, Steve has enjoyed helping clients increase revenue and profit while providing a strong financial framework for sound decision making. At Rock Solid Finance, Steve is a Gold level Intuit QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and the one man who everyone turns to when there’s an issue dealing with the IRS.
Steve lives in Baxter Village, just south of Charlotte, with his wife Teresa and three daughters. In his free time enjoys mountain biking, music, college football and all things New Orleans.
A Note About QuickbooksAll Rock Solid Finance professionals are QuickBooks Pro Advisors
All three principals at Rock Solid Finance are QuickBooks Pro Advisors because we are committed to using great tools to implement rock solid work flows at your business. That doesn’t mean that you have to run QuickBooks … but if you do, we can help you get the most from it.
The resources of the QB Pro Advisor program are significant. Unlimited training, tech support and sizable discounts on every QB software package.
If you have a QB specific need, please let us help.