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Robert W. (Bob) Taylor
Bob Taylor

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Robert W. (Bob) Taylor is a CFO Plus senior corporate executive specializing in finance, accounting and operations.  His passions are fixing what is broke, improving what can be made better, enhancing corporate culture and driving growing companies to exit or another finish line.
Bob is the only local senior executive who has been a CFO and COO for both public and private companies, has global experience, was a Big 4 public accounting manager and Fortune 100 internal auditor and who is a an active CPA.   more about companies served
Bob's unique combination of experiences, soft skills and other skills offer an ideal skill set for jumping into difficult situations that require a rapid situational assessment, identifying issues, then developing and executing a plan to deal with the issues.
Bob adds value to companies in many ways through his leadership of vision, strategy, tactics and execution.
Since 1991, Bob has held several executive positions including CFO and CFO/COO of public and private companies.  During that time, he has also delivered executive and consulting services (interim, part-time and project-based) to clients through his own companies and other firms.   more about companies served
During his 29-year professional career, Bob has served companies ranging from start-up to over $8 billion in revenues and has worked in at least 10 countries.  He has a proven track record of championing difficult assignments and projects.  Bob has provided successful leadership in many areas including operations restructuring, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), reverse mergers, multi-location operations, financial restatements, GAAP and SEC research and application, strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling and financial analysis.  He has also championed several difficult SEC filings including SEC Forms 10-K, 10-KSB, 10-Q and 8-K/A.  He has also helped multiple privately owned companies become a public company.  more about professional capabilities
Bob has an established reputation as a hard working C-level executive with integrity, loyalty, creativity and a businessman’s / entrepreneurial mindset.
Bob began his career with the Halliburton Company and served in Internal Audit positions in Houston (Brown & Root), Dallas (Otis Engineering) and London during his 3 year tenure with the company.  While based in London, his responsibilities led to assignments in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  He moved from London to Southern California in 1984 and spent 7 years in the audit and business advisory practice of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Orange County before beginning his corporate executive work.  more about companies served
Bob’s leadership philosophy is to help companies develop their enterprise mission statement, goals and values.  Then drive those goals and values throughout the organization establishing best practices to achieve results.  His hands-on management style keeps him in “roll up your sleeves” mode to do whatever is needed.
While today a specialist in emerging and middle-market companies, Bob can add value to companies of all sizes and complexity.   more about professional capabilities
Bob has served numerous industries including:
• Technology   • Plant/equipment reliability &
• Manufacturing     management
• Distribution (b2b & b2c) • Restaurant & food services
• IT hardware/software sales   • Sporting goods
  & systems integration   • Private equity investment
• IT enabled services   • Retail
• Medical devices • Oilfield services & heavy
• Biotech & life sciences     construction
Financial & mortgage services   • Commercial real estate &
Software development &     property management



Bob has been a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") since 1987 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("AICPA").  He currently holds a California CPA license (inactive) and performs non public accounting Excecutive Services in many states, including among others, Florida, California, Texas and Mississippi.

Bob founded and is Chairman of Arthur Andersen - Orange County, an alumni organization.  He is involved in several professional and civic organizations.  For years, Bob served on the board of advisors of Consultants Link and was a Chapman University Mentor. 
Bob is a graduate of Ole Miss where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the School of Accountancy.  He was awarded an academic scholarship by Ole Miss to attend the university and obtained several scholastic honors while there.  Bob was also a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
Bob is a native of Caruthersville, Missouri and was born in Kennett, Missouri.  He grew up in a family of entrepreneurial business owners and executives.  There are currently 5 CPA's and 6 professionals with an accounting degree in Bob's family.
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