PlusPoint Consulting, Portland’s leading provider of outsourced CFO, Controller and FP&A services, announces the addition of a new service that partners with clients to develop and implement internal digital strategies and solutions to ensure that systems and processes are in place to support sound decision making and business scaling. The company has also expanded its partner team and appointed a new CEO to succeed Mike Temple in that role, to support the continuing growth of the organization resulting from the new service offering.
Kari Minton has assumed the role of CEO effective December 1st. She joined the PlusPoint team in 2016 as a consulting CFO and has been a leader in driving growth in the company’s existing accounting and finance services, and working with the partner team to establish and implement strategic priorities. She brings to PlusPoint 30 years of experience in leading strategic initiatives, driving process improvement, solving business problems and positioning finance as a strategic partner in growing companies.
In addition to Minton, Jeff Baldwin, Monique Herman and Jill Lam have joined the PlusPoint partner team to lead the expansion into digital operations and the continued growth of PlusPoint’s existing accounting and finance services. Together, Baldwin and Herman are recognized leaders in digital operations and bring over 46 years of experience in successfully implementing and optimizing systems and operations for organizations. Lam, who has been with PlusPoint since its inception, brings a strong background in finance and accounting, optimizing internal finance processes and delivering technology solutions.
“We have found that there is often a proliferation of point-solution software systems within a company that don’t effectively scale or integrate, and that aren’t being fully utilized. This, coupled with multiple manual processes that arise to fill the gap, often cripples the business’s ability to realize its full potential. This is because critical data needed to support sound decisions is not captured or reported when it’s needed, and business processes are not linked with the systems to support them. We partner with our clients to assess their existing business systems and related processes, create an internal digital strategy, and assist with implementing the strategy. This combination has proven to be tremendously successful in helping our clients generate reliable and timely operational and financial information, and improve the overall efficiency and scalability of their business operations,” says Baldwin.
“Ensuring that we are well positioned to accommodate this growth, and that leadership is in place to guide the company to meet our clients’ needs is a top priority for me. As part of my succession plan, I am delighted to have Kari take the helm as our new CEO. Her vision, ability to execute, and passion is exactly what PlusPoint needs as we enter this next exciting phase of the company,” says Mike Temple, founder and prior CEO of PlusPoint. Mike will continue to remain actively involved in the practice, providing valuable services to clients and partnering with Minton to ensure a smooth and successful leadership transition.
“Mike’s leadership has established an excellent company that I am honored and thrilled to take to our next chapter of success. I am looking forward to relying on Mike’s counsel over the coming years,” said Minton. “As more companies embrace partnering with outside talent to supplement their internal teams, I couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity to lead such a talented group, or more confident in our ability to continue to strengthen our footprint in helping companies improve business performance and position themselves for scalable growth.”
About PlusPoint Consulting:
PlusPoint Consulting is Portland’s leading provider of financial operations and digital operations services for growing companies. PlusPoint helps clients grow and develop in a healthy and vigorous way by delivering enhanced visibility and guidance for improved business performance and scalable growth through optimized accounting, finance, and digital operations processes and systems. For more information call 503-440-7636 or visit www.pluspointconsulting.com.