Laurie Elliott brings over twenty-five years of experience in accounting, finance and operational management to CFO Strategic Partners. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in Finance. She started her career with Marks Paneth LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where she specialized in Emerging Business Services. In that role, she was involved with the owners, accounting departments and engagement leadership providing audit, tax and process improvement services in various industries including entertainment, professional services and transportation.
Laurie left PwC to become the VP, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Global Spill Management, Inc., a national environmental contracting, consulting, manufacturer, distributor, where she facilitated rapid growth through acquisitions and helped to take the company public. She then joined Team Penske, a truck leasing company, and rose to VP Finance for the Penske Motor Group with over $1 billion in revenue where her financial acumen was strengthened developing KPI’s, financial analyses, forecasts and projections for the company and targeted acquisitions. Her role with Team Penske further expanded her industry experience to include automotive sales and service, leasing, supply chain logistics management, and racing & motor speedways. In a desire to return to her entrepreneurial roots, she joined the professional consulting firm Strategic Analysis Inc. (SAI) as their CFO. During her tenure, she helped SAI grow to 20 entities across five continents and become a top firm in the business intelligence niche.
With her relocation to Florida, she became the VP Accounting and Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for a private equity owned national car rental company, tasked with turning around the accounting and finance functions and positioning the company for sale.
In her time with CFO Strategic Partners, Laurie has been the outsourced CFO for clients in entertainment, construction, and business services, among other industries. Laurie’s depth and breadth of experience allows her to serve as a valued strategic partner to executive management.
“I’m excited to continue my passion in consulting through my work with CFO Strategic Partners and apply my past experience and knowledge to help our clients achieve their goals.”