Meet the Staff Monday: John Drake

It’s “Meet the Staff” Monday! John Drake is a CFO Partner in the Orange County practice of Hardesty, LLC and is a proven financial executive in private, early stage to middle market companies. Currently, he has a full plate working with several clients in a part-time capacity including Mesa Tech International, Prepared Meal Holdings and Clear Coverage Technology. His work has crossed various sectors including wholesale distribution, consumer finance and software development ranging in revenue size from start-up to nearly $1 billion. John is married with three daughters. All three girls attended Mariners Christian School in Orange County, where John served on the Board, and held the role as Chairman. During his tenure on the Board, enrollment at the school increased from 100 to 500 students ...

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Meet the Staff Monday: Barbara Crofts

It’s “Meet the Staff” Monday! To celebrate our growing team across the United States, we will be highlighting a different Hardesty employee here on the blog every Monday. This week meet Barbara Crofts, a Partner in our Orange County office and a CFO extraordinaire. Most recently as CFO for AllDigital, she transformed and upgraded essentially all processes comprising financial accounting and reporting, resulting in a more automated and scalable system effective in support of business operations and growth. ​​ In her spare time, she loves camping and hiking, cycling, sailing and photography of all of the above. Learn more about her specific experience across healthcare, investment banking, manufacturing and commercial building sectors here.

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Hardesty Cited as One of Orange County’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Hardesty LLC was named as one of Orange County’s fasting growing private companies according to the Orange County Business Journal. Of all the privately owned companies in Orange County, the firm ranked 35th in overall growth, realizing a 222 percent increase in revenue since 2012. “We are proud to be on this list and appreciate the recognition by the Business Journal for our hard work and dedication to the Orange County community and beyond,” said Karl Hardesty. “Hardesty’s growth success is made possible thanks to our cadre of loyal partners/employees as well as our supportive and loyal client base.” Furthermore, Hardesty notes, in addition to the 222 percent revenue growth in two years, the firm has more than doubled its staff and added offices across ...

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Collaborating with EHR Vendors to Streamline Costs

Executive Insight http://healthcare-executive-insight.advanceweb.com/sharedResources/EBook/2014/August/XI082514/index.html#/22/ Healthcare is under tremendous pressure to control costs and anything with a dollar sign attached to it must be able to demonstrate its efficient contribution to the health system. Efficient front-end planning, like with many other management practice areas, is essential for developing and implementing a streamlined healthcare record. With the rush to realize the Meaningful Use requirements, some health systems have forgone strategic structure development to achieve the timing of the incentive payments. Fortunately, itis never too late to review the EHR implementation to assure your system and vendors realigned to optimize costs. It’s essential to periodically eva ...

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Hardesty Experts Discuss M&A and other Business Issues

The Price of Business http://www.priceofbusiness.com/dan-corredor-hardesty-experts-eager-to-talk-about-m-a-or-other-significant-issues-facing-businesses-today/ Dan Corredor -Hardesty experts eager to talk about M & A or other significant issues facing businesses today. Kevin Price, Host of the Price of Business on Business Talk 1110 AM KTEK (on Bloomberg’s home in Houston) recently interviewed Dan Corredor.About the interviewee Dan Corredor is the managing partner for the Houston practice of Hardesty, LLC. He is a seasoned senior financial executive and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who has held CFO and CEO positions in various industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and regulated utilities. Dan has worked and for both publicly traded and private companies, in the U.S. and in ...

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