Ranked as One of Orange County’s Fastest Growing Companies – Again

Numbers rule, especially in corporate finance.  And that’s why Hardesty LLC is honored to once again make the Fastest Growing Companies list published by one of Southern California’s most influential business periodicals. Here’s just a few of the story lines from another great year: Expanded offices in the San Francisco Bay Area & Atlanta Opened a new office in Birmingham Added CFO Partners nationwide Introduced new business lines & services Launched new Emerging Growth practice Whether its managing day-to-day corporate finance activities, or adding specialized – and proven – executives needed to help your finance team prepare for buy- or sell-side M&A opportunities, Hardesty delivers.  Our highly experienced, credentialed CFO Partners and senior finance executives ...

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Dianne Dubois Named Managing Partner of Hardesty Bay Area Office

We are pleased to announce that Dianne Dubois has been promoted to Managing Partner of our San Francisco office.  In her new role Ms. Dubois will assume day-to-day management duties, teaming with Karl Hardesty, founder and CEO, as well as Rob Dennison, National Private Equity Partner, in expanding the firm’s Northern California business. Dianne joined Hardesty earlier this year, bringing more than 25 years of financial management experience.  Her professional credentials include serving as CFO for three different companies, as well as a operating her own respected CFO consultancy, which she did over a 7-year period.  She also possesses significant M&A experience, much of which was developed through her role as Partner in a boutique M&A advisory firm. “Dianne’s demonstrated expertis ...

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Hardesty, LLC Hires Kimberly Kovacs to Lead New Emerging Growth Division

We are pleased to announce the addition of Kimberly Kovacs, former managing director of Arroyo Ventures of Laguna Niguel, California, as Practice Leader in our newly formed Emerging Growth Practice division. The practice will provide strategic financial executive, advisory support, and accounting services to start-ups, VC-backed and high growth companies.  Kovacs will be based in Hardesty’s headquarters in Irvine, California. “Kim is a true entrepreneur and has a superb track record as a financial expert helping start-up companies grow and prosper,” said Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC.  “Our plan is to expand services to these companies in California and nationally. We are confident that Kim is the perfect executive to lead this initiative.” “I am ho ...

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EXAGGERATING EXPERIENCE ON RESUMES? MAYBE MAKING UP A FEW FACTS?

RECRUITERS CAN SPOT RED FLAGS THAT WILL ELIMINATE CANDIDATES Do people lie on their resumes to get jobs? Probably not too many people lie, according to Karl Hardesty, CEO of Hardesty LLC. But they do exaggerate or make their experience look far more important to try to get a job, he says. He has looked at thousands of resumes from CFO’s during his career, and he knows what to look for to see if people are overstating their experience. “Sometimes candidates take more credit for their experience than what is the reality. Recruiters can usually spot these exaggerations. We get a gut feeling. We are detectives. Sometimes, entries on a resumes just don’t look right. We find a hole or two,” says Hardesty. Here are few red flags that would have Karl looking further: Candidate claims, “Grew revenu ...

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The Changing Role of the CFO

Q&A With Alex Hansen, Hardesty’s Executive Partner, CFO Services   1. How is the role of the CFO changing into being more of global business advisor? The global marketplace is increasingly complex.  Many companies are finding they need to be global to be competitive and open up new opportunities.  However, there are serious risks, and regulation and compliance from multiple jurisdictions can be confusing. Businesses are realizing that the CFO’s knowledge of the financial data and information is a powerful asset that needs to be used to make good business and strategic decisions.  They also realize the CFO has inherent disciplines to execute on strategy that others in the organization can’t provide.  Unleashing this asset is required to compete in this global market of inten ...

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