Partner in the San Francisco Office

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Theodore Lavoie is a Partner in the Northern California office of Hardesty, LLC. Ted contributes over thirty years of seasoned executive experience leading both public and private companies as CEO, COO and CFO. Deeply client and profit-oriented, he has deployed his financial and operational leadership skills to spearhead a multitude of complex business operations and shepherd various private equity transactions and public IPOs from preparation to execution. His visionary ability to construct viable growth and exit strategies has consistently and significantly advanced returns for founders, investors and stakeholders.

Ted’s broad functional C-Suite experience includes core executive financial and operational responsibilities; reporting and analysis; milestone and project accounting; developing strategic operational frameworks, quantifiable OKRs and KPIs that have notably enhanced margin, cash flows, revenues and market share. He has led annual audits, shared services, supply chain, IT, IP generation and monetization, and HR/compensation plans. Particularly throughout the valuation and negotiation processes, Ted’s demonstrated aptitude for M&A transactions will undoubtedly prove to be a meaningful and immediate value add for Hardesty’s many private equity clients.

Ted brings over 20 years of effective Board leadership in Governance, Risk, Compensation, Executive and Strategy Committees, with 12 years as Audit Committee Chair. He possesses extensive experience in SOX compliance, including the resolution of complex Rule 144 issues – IPO, M&A and Audit Company upgrade from regional to national firms. Ted currently and formerly sits on the Boards of Pacific Diversified Capital (NYSE), Wahlco Environmental Inc. (NYSE), Tech Target Inc., Inc. (NASDAQ), Medical Staffing Direct Inc., TSIS Inc., YONA SOS Inc., Financial Executives International, and the San Francisco chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Ted possesses an MBA, Finance and Management Systems from Loyola Marymount University. He possesses various security clearances with the Department of Defense.