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#PCBuysBlack Focus CFO

Peter Geise, FocusCFO

FocusCFO was founded in 2001 and is the leading onsite fractional CFO service provider in the Midwest and Southeast. FocusCFO works closely with small to medium-sized businesses helping business owners gain control over three key financial and operational areas: increasing cash flow, reducing business risk, and creating a platform for scalable growth. This allows business owners to then realize full financial control and increased value in their businesses.


Peter Geise

How did you get into this field?

FocusCFO is an encore career for a group of former executives with considerable business experience and acumen and a passion and desire to help small and medium sized businesses thrive and create transferable value.

What is your favorite part about your job?

Helping businesses create economic vitality for communities and transferable wealth for business owners and/or their employees.

What is the most challenging part about your job?

1. Communicating what a CFO does for a business. We are not an accountant or a controller of your business.
2. Business owners whom we know we can help but do not accept help, either they don’t think they need help or are unwilling to accept help.

Why did you decide to become a PCBC member?

To co-mingle my business network with the business community of The Presidents’ Council.

What challenges do you face as an African American business professional?

Finding businesses who are interested in accepting help from us.

What are your goals for your business and how do you see PC being part of that process?

Goal 1. Make sure The Presidents’ Council small and medium sized business owner members know that we’re a resource for them.
Goal 2. Make sure The Presidents’ Council members who are former business executives know that we’re a potential encore career for them.

What PC Buys Black business to business/consumer special are you offering members?

Our special offers will be determined by the needs and interests of those members who are interested.

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