Tim Rahr

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in Connecticut

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Tim Rahr

New Haven, CT CFO

30 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

timrahr@b2bcfo.com

(203) 545-6186

Universities:

Middlebury College

Wharton School, Executive Education

Certificates & Licenses:

Organizations:

Contact Tim Rahr and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™







Tim’s Bio

Tim is an experienced finance and operating executive who leverages deep expertise in strategy development and execution, finance, operations, sales, supply chain and HR to strengthen top and bottom line performance. He has experience in a wide range of businesses ranging from startups, to closely-held family businesses, to large public companies. His industry experience includes publishing, digital media, manufacturing, mortgage banking, real estate and construction.

As an entrepreneur, CFO and President he has experienced first-hand the many issues that confront business owners as their companies grow. He is expert at quickly assessing the key drivers of success in any business model. Tim uses this knowledge to help business owners develop processes, systems, key metrics and reporting that increase cash and drive bottom line results. His expertise includes:

  • Strategy development and execution
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Cash management
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Expense management
  • Business process improvement
  • Contract administration
  • External relationship management - audit, legal, banking, insurance
  • Risk management
  • Staff development and training
  • Human resources and benefits administration

Throughout his career Tim has paired his strong listening skills with his hands-on and common-sense management style to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders. These relationships allow him to understand the critical issues affecting performance and then to align these stakeholders to drive real value for the business.

As a partner with B2BCFO, his objective is drive value for his clients. This value is agreed on up front, and can come in the form of increased profitability, improved cash flow or the completion of a successful Exit Strategy process for the business owner.

Tim has a B.A. from Middlebury College. Tim and his wife, Sarah, live in New Haven, Connecticut with their three sons.

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Recent Articles

Feb 13Tim Rahr

Working Capital — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 

Feb 13Tim Rahr

Working capital is the excess of current assets over current liabilities and is a financial measure of liquidity or ability of a business to meet its obligations.  Current assets include cash, accounts receivable, inventory and other assets that are expected to be converted to cash within 12 months. Current liabilities include accounts payable and accrued expenses for salaries, taxes, interest as well as loan payments and other liabilities due within 12 months. The GOOD news is that effective management of working

Jan 30Tim Rahr

SMART Steps for Your Success

Jan 30Tim Rahr
success

How successful were you in 2016? Did you achieve your personal and business goals? If you are like the majority of busy people, you didn’t write your goals down. There are many reasons not to write our goals but unfortunately most of them are negative. Does this sound familiar? If I write down my goals and don’t achieve them, I have a constant reminder of failing. I like to be flexible, writing goals down puts limits on me. I don’t

Jan 11Tim Rahr

Manage Your Cash Flow Before It Manages You

Jan 11Tim Rahr
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I recently saw a survey concerning the degree to which business owners are managing their cash flow. The results might be surprising to many in that only 20% of business owners felt they were in control of their cash flow. This means that over 80% of owners manage their business without having the necessary control over cash. Unfortunately, the lack of financial control of your business can lead to devastating consequences. Compare this situation to driving down the road at

Dec 1Tim Rahr

The Top 5 Cash Flow Rules

Dec 1Tim Rahr
Top Five Cash Flow Rules

When it comes to cash flow, there’s no time for a Top 10 list!  Here are 5 Cash Flow Rules to follow. Why do you need to concentrate on Cash Flow? Simply put, especially for a small to mid-sized business, cash flow equals life, growth, prosperity . . . and survival. You need to free yourself to focus your unique talents and abilities on growing your business rather than fighting the constant cash flow fires. Remember . . . you

Nov 14Tim Rahr

Where Does the Bottom Line Actually Start? | How to have a Healthy GM

Nov 14Tim Rahr
The Bottom Line

Have you ever wondered where the “bottom line” starts? It actually doesn’t start on the bottom. The “bottom line” starts up higher on the income statement with a healthy gross profit margin (GM). Simply stated, GM is the value of sales less the total cost of the product or service sold. It is a critical measure in any business. An expanding GM line is the result of good decision making about the price and cost of your products or services.

Nov 14Tim Rahr

Exit My Business — Why Should I Plan?

Nov 14Tim Rahr

I talk to many business owners and I always ask the question, “How and when do you plan to exit this business?” It never ceases to amaze me how many people tell me, “I am never going to leave my business; this is my life.” Let me put that myth to rest immediately. Every business owner WILL leave their business. They may leave it vertically or they may leave it horizontally, but they will leave it. That being said, it

Nov 14Tim Rahr

Want an Effective Budget? Use SWOT and 10 Level Analysis!

Nov 14Tim Rahr
SWOT and 10 Level

It’s that time of year again!  It’s time to start thinking about 2017.  Are you one of those people who cringe at the thought of the annual business planning process?  Love it or hate it, this process is a key ingredient for success.  I’d like to suggest two tools that might make your annual planning process more effective: Start with a S.W.O.T. Analysis End with a 10 Level Analysis S.W.O.T. Analysis All good annual plans start with some derivation of

Sep 26Tim Rahr

Three Reasons Business Owners Need a CFO

Sep 26Tim Rahr
Benefits of having a CFO

Is it time for your business to invest in a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)? Many entrepreneurs wait far too long because they assume that their company should be generating a specific amount of revenue first. They don’t realize that bringing an experienced CFO on board early can help them make bigger profits by managing their finances more efficiently. Here are three benefits of having a CFO for your business: CFOs make sure business owners are wisely managing their finances by

Sep 26Tim Rahr

Working Capital Problems? Here Are 8 Signs That You Need To Watch

Sep 26Tim Rahr
Working Capital Problems

Does your business have working capital problems? Let’s take a look at what working capital involves. Basically working capital falls into four main areas. These are: Cash Accounts Receivable Inventories Accounts Payable Most companies would say “yes, they have a problem in one of these areas.” Why? Because these factors most affect how a company can operate. Face it, if you don’t have cash in the bank, accounts receivables from sales, inventory to sell, and payables for the purchase of

Aug 12Tim Rahr

Award Winning Author and Inc. Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Bo Burlingham to Keynote B2B CFO’s Annual Meeting

Aug 12Tim Rahr
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MESA, Ariz. [November 5, 2015] – B2B CFO, the nation’s largest CFO and Exit Strategies firm for privately held businesses, announced today that award winning author and Inc. Magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Bo Burlingham will keynote the National Partners Meeting to be held April 28-30, 2016. The invitation-only annual event that brings together all of B2B CFO’s Partners from across the country along with sponsors and special guests will be hosted at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. “We’re so