Ralph Hunter

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in Massachusetts

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Ralph E Hunter

Groton, MA CFO

30 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

ralphhunter@b2bcfo.com

978-621-2648

Universities:

Lancaster University, UK

Ecole Superieure De Commerce De Paris

Certificates & Licenses:

UK Chartered Accountant

Organizations:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

Association of Chartered Accountants in the US

Contact Ralph Hunter and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™







Ralph’s Bio

With 30 years of overall experience, Ralph is an insightful business leader who has served in executive-level finance and sales operations roles for the past 15 years. Considered a true "partner" and "business advisor", Ralph combines strong financial acumen with a deep understanding of the operational cadence of a business. As a change-agent, Ralph has guided organizations through acquisitions, mergers, integrations, restructurings, divestments and an IPO in London, during times of substantial growth and expansion as well as during severe economic headwinds. With an international background comprised of working in six countries and speaking four languages, he is comfortable guiding multi-cultural teams and initiatives. Ralph's industry experience extends to pharmaceutical, medical device, internet, B2B and B2C technology and HR services. He has a foundation in public accounting having worked for Coopers and Lybrand and PriceWaterhouse Coopers in both the UK and the US, obtaining his Chartered Accountant qualification while in the UK.

Some of Ralph's more significant accomplishments include:

  • Securing a $45 million earn-out payment subsequent to the sale of a Company to a strategic buyer.
  • Leading the due diligence, acquisition or post-merger integration activities on ten separate transactions ranging in size from $10 million to $2 billion.
  • Co-leading the implementation of Salesforce.com to users based in US, Canada, India and Europe
  • Leading the turnaround of a small manufacturing facility in Mexico City necessitating the implementation of and training on multiple new procedures and processes.

Ralph has experience managing and driving the following:

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Financial Management
  • P&L Management
  • Sales Operations
  • M&A's, Integrations, restructurings and business transitions
  • Cost-containment and profit-maximization strategies
  • Big Data, Analytics and Customer Insights
  • Go-To-Market planning
  • Sales compensation programs

Ralph is true believer in leading by example, tackling problems head-on with courage, leadership, integrity, as well as a dose of humor. He lives in Groton, MA with Karen, his wife of 30 years and his youngest son Brian who works for a start-up in the Boston area. He has two older children, Olivia who lives in Tennessee and works for an email encryption company and Christopher who lives in San Diego and works for a PCB Software design firm. Outside of work, Ralph is an avid soccer player and enjoys spending time in the White Mountains of NH with his wife, boating, hiking and snow-shoeing.

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Recent Articles

Nov 18Ralph Hunter

Run Your Business As If You Were Selling It Tomorrow

Nov 18Ralph Hunter

This is a phrase repeated to me each and every time we meet by my coach.  It sounds like it makes sense, right?  But what does it really mean? I think fundamentally it is a statement intended to get you to think about how prepared, or unprepared, you are should there be an impending transaction in your near future, and then take those learnings and incorporate them into your normal business cycle.  Not everyone is planning on selling their business. 

Sep 6Ralph Hunter

B2B CFO Extends Leadership Position in Mid-Market Business Transitions

Sep 6Ralph Hunter

Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Company sees widespread adoption of its proprietary exit strategy software, increased demand for expertise as owners of mid-market companies struggle to sell their businesses MESA, Ariz. [Business Wire] – B2B CFO, nation’s largest CFO and business transitions services firm, today released a summary of its Partners expertise in exit strategy leadership, highlighting a rapidly expanding client roster for business transition work and widespread adoption of the firm’s proprietary exit strategy software. The summary, completed through a survey of