IRVINE, CA, December 19, 2017 – Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services firm, has admitted Brad Sather and Brian Colbeck as Partners in the Firm’s Southern California practice.
“We are very pleased with the addition of Brad and Brian to the Hardesty Southern California team. These seasoned CFO partners add fantastic depth to our growing team and expands our industry capabilities in automotive, aviation, telecom, media, software, and consumer products,” commented Tim De Cou, Managing Partner.
Karl Hardesty, Founder & CEO, also joined in, “I’m very excited to be adding partners like Brad and Brian that extend our reach here in SoCal and beyond. Both Brad and Brian have international experience which is becoming a factor in virtually all companies. Demand is high right now and high quality, immediately deployable executives are the Firm’s most important asset. With companies generally doing well and executives being more reluctant to leave for greener pastures, executive talent continues to be scarce.”
Brad has been the financial leader of organizations with revenues in excess of $400 million with operations in the USA, Canada, and Europe. Brad excels at building and maintaining strong relationships with key business partners including banks, vendors, regulators, and auditors. His unique and flexible approach to business has allowed him to thrive in manufacturing, aviation, media, telecommunications, real estate, and the auto industries.
Mr. Sather brings considerable experience with organizations going through significant change including companies experiencing rapid growth, to those in need of financial turnaround or restructuring. Brad effectively adapts his collaborative, execution-focused leadership style to each challenge and opportunity.
He has extensive experience building shared services models and driving process improvement opportunities and excels in negotiating financial, real estate, partnership, and other contracts and increasing shareholder value.
Brad has Chartered Professional Accounting and Certified Management Accountant designations from Canada.
Brian has over 25 years of experience in both public and private global companies serving in senior finance and operational roles in the software, manufacturing, services, and consumer products industries. Brian has posted impressive accomplishments as a CFO, COO, and General Manager in technology startups, turnarounds, and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Colbeck has been involved in leading more than 20 M&A projects in over 10 countries while focusing on best practices in the business transaction process. Brian created efficient processes through the due diligence, closing, and integration stages. He has extensive experience in driving sales, profit, market share, and growth of stakeholder value by building high-performance teams and leading change. Debt and equity capital raises in competitive business environments are also among Brad’s strengths. In addition, he has launched operations in Australia, Austria, China, Italy, Ireland, Japan, and Mexico.
Brian earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at California State University – Fullerton and is a CPA in California (inactive).