About Kierland CFO Partners

About Kierland CFO Partners & Rod McKinley, Partner

Rod McKinley has over 30 years of financial management and operational experience working as a:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Director of Finance and Administration
  • Director of Internal Audit
  • President
  • Controller

…for businesses ranging from closely held start-ups to publicly traded companies.

Rod has worked in a variety of industries including:

  • new and used car dealerships
  • manufacturing
  • real estate development
  • professional practice (medical, chiropractic, dentists, and veterinarian)
  • retail sales
  • restaurant
  • government contracting services
  • high tech manufacturing entities including startups.

Rod was once asked how small his smallest client was and his response was he had clients that were only thinking about a product or service. Rod considers himself a business man first, an accounting professional second – looking at overall business environment and company capabilities to develop the proper strategy for growth and control.

Diverse Industry Experience

Rod’s diverse industry experience allows him to quickly analyze all aspects of the business to identify problem areas and develop solutions that work. His understanding of finance and operations allows him to develop the financial systems to support the company’s operations as well as metrics which quickly tell the health of the organization. He possesses high-level skills in strategic business planning, establishment of operational/financial controls, transaction structuring, systems integration, human resources, and risk management. Rod has years of expertise in developing financial forecasts that have been used to raise capital and support business plans. While with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) Rod developed the computerized version of their proprietary Three Way Budget.

Rod has led IT, HR as well as marketing functions. He has successfully selected and implemented a variety of computer systems for manufacturing, professional and retail organizations.

He has been involved in numerous business acquisitions and divestitures and possesses the keen ability to dissect legal language and translate the terms so that they clearly state the intentions of the parties. Rod is a hands on manager and enjoys solving his client’s problems. He works well with employees at all levels within an organization and fosters loyalty and top performance from staff members. He is respected for his superb business skills, insight, objectivity, honesty and integrity.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Accounting from the University of New Mexico