Profile

Jon Paul

CFO,
Plus Products

Contact Details

Biography

847-372-1963 jon@valueaddedfinance.com
Currently outsourced CFO for Plus Products in Silicon Valley, number one producer of cannabis edibles in California. Completed several financings, IPO on CSE in Canada (PLUS) in tight deadline, private placement, secondary offering. Successfully navigated cannabis industry challenges- banking, tax, insurance, technology, audit, operations, compliance.

Previously catalyst in 5 ventures that grew rapidly, profitably; later sold at attractive multiples. Enabled other firms to reassess results, pivot direction, surpass goals. Raised/restructured debt and equity (private equity (PE), family office, corporate). Closed several acquisitions or divestitures. Worked in many industries- quickly bring new insights/energy. Execute by stronger strategies, insights, finance teams, capital, reporting, systems (IT).

I enable organizations breakthrough growing pains and go from adolescence to adulthood:
• Running out of cash
• Finance leaders not keeping pace
• Financials inaccurate, late, or hard to follow
• Making money but not sure how, not sustainable
• Strategy not keeping up with market changes
• Costs out of control, falling margins
• Owner pulled away from talents

Services Include CFO, M&A, Financings, Business Plans, Profit Improvement, Accounting Systems

Sample Successes:
• CPG- from $2M to $30M in 3 years, earning $4M
• Pharmaceuticals- from $9M loss on $8M to $28M net on $52M in 4 years
• Acquired, integrated 5 pharmaceutical distributors doing $110M
• Wireless telecom- cut bad debts from 55% to 5% of sales- stock soared from $1.50 to $70
• Diagnosed outcomes at disease firm, land 2nd F500 customer; sold for $75M
• Cut out $3M operating costs, refinanced $60M distributor
• Completed acquisition $50M telecom services firm

Keywords: CFO, Consultant, Cannabis, Coach, Connector, Author, Speaker, Venture, Turnaround, Acquisition, Funding, IPO, Boards, Leadership, Negotiation, Vision, Catalyst, Change, Christian