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Kevin Campbell

Lakeland, TN CFO

33 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

kcampbell@b2bcfo.com

901-491-9688

Universities:

The University of Memphis

Certificates & Licenses:

CPA (Licensed in Tennessee)

Organizations:

American Institute of CPAs

Tennessee Society of CPAs

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Contact Kevin Campbell 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™







Kevin’s Bio

Kevin is an entrepreneurial senior-level executive with over 30 years of broad based financial experience, working primarily with small and medium sized businesses in the private sector. Kevin also has public accounting experience, obtaining his CPA credentials while working for Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) as an auditor and he also operated his own accounting/tax practice specializing in professional services for small businesses and individuals.

Kevin has a passion for small and medium sized privately held businesses. He understands the demands and challenges faced by the owners and managers of these organizations, having extensive CFO experience with companies in this category. Prior to joining B2B CFO®, Kevin served six years as the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of a national provider of real estate appraisal services where he helped guide the growing business from the start-up phase through the sale of the company to an industry leader. Kevin also has experience in the private equity field where he was responsible for the performance of due diligence for potential equity investments as well as oversight and board of director duties for a number of early stage portfolio companies. These responsibilities provided Kevin with additional broad-based experience and exposure related to the challenges and opportunities that face today's entrepreneur.

Kevin's areas of strength and experience include:

  • Cash management and forecasting
  • Financial benchmarking and analysis
  • Forecasting and strategic planning
  • Mentoring of accounting staff
  • Assistance with implementation of accounting systems
  • Management of business acquisition team
  • Management of business transition team

Kevin's focus is on working with the business owner to achieve a higher level of success by creating financial and goal clarity, which is used to increase cash, sales, profits and company value.

As a native Memphis-area resident and business professional, Kevin has developed a network of accountants, bankers, lawyers and other professionals which, along with the B2B CFO® network, complement his personal experiences.

Kevin earned his BBA degree from The University of Memphis and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Tennessee. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Kevin lives in Lakeland, Tennessee with his wife, Gina.

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Recent Articles

Business Appraisers Concerned About Economic Uncertainty

According to the business appraiser respondents included in the 2014 Pepperdine Capital Market Report, domestic economic uncertainty is the most important issue facing private-held businesses today. The survey, deployed in October 2013, indicated that the appraisers also believe that government regulation and taxes are significant issues facing the privately-held business sector. The survey included 166 business appraiser respondents with most companies valued by these appraisers having revenues from $2 million to $50 million. The survey found that the discounted future

2013 Memphis Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards

Once again this year, I had the honor of serving on the judges panel for the Memphis Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards with the winners being announced yesterday at the awards breakfast on the campus of The University of Memphis. This year’s finalists included 14 outstanding CFOs in 4 different categories (Private companies with less than $100 million in revenue, private companies with more than $100 million in revenue, nonprofit organizations with less than $30 million in revenue, and nonprofit organizations

B2B CFO Named to INC 5000 List for Fourth Consecutive Year

B2B CFO, the leader in CFO services for mid-market companies, has announced that it was named to the 32nd annual Inc. 500|5000 list. This marks B2B CFO’s fourth consecutive appearance on the prestigious list. Companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Jamba Juice and Zappos.com all gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. “It is a great honor to be included in the Inc. 5000 for the fourth year in a row,” said Jerry L. Mills, founder and

5 Common Small Business Challenges

In working with small growing entrepreneurial businesses, I have discovered several common financial related issues with which the businesses and their owners struggle. All of these issues are critical to their success in managing and growing their businesses. The good news is that with time and focus they can be rectified. In no particular order, here are 5 that I see the most:   Lack of Timely and Accurate Financial Statements In today’s business environment, decisions are made at a fast pace.

Every Company Needs a CFO

Companies without a Chief Financial Officer are at a competitive disadvantage.  It’s not unusual for small to mid-sized firms to have sophisticated operations and complex cost and financial challenges like large companies.  This often means that the owner of the business needs the expertise of a senior financial executive. As an owner of a company, have you ever wondered how to solve the problems you’re facing?  Have you ever spoken with another owner and come to the conclusion that what

Impact of Tax Law Changes on Exit Planning

When planning an exit from your business, it is important to know how much of what you ‘get’ for cashing in your business you will actually keep.  Equally important for many owners is knowing how that wealth will transfer to their heirs and future generations whose lives will be impacted by your business success.  How well you plan for all of this will have both short-term and long-term impacts on your business.  And, because taxes play such a critical role

Do You Really Need GAAP-based Financial Statements?

I many cases, privately owned, small- and medium-sized businesses would be better served with a more relevant, less-complicated and cost-beneficial framework for their financial reporting needs. Bankers and other financial statement users who have direct access to management also need useful financial statements that are easier to understand. These are the needs that the AICPA aimed to fulfill with its Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs). When the final document is released (May or June 2013) the

The New "AMT"

With all of the uncertainty surrounding the “Fiscal Cliff”, there is one item that many business owners will certainly face with the new year–the Additional Medicare Tax. Implemented as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, this new tax is effective January 1, 2013 and applies to wages, compensation and self-employment income above $200,000 for single filers, $250,000 for marrieds filing jointly and $125,000 for marrieds filing separately. The tax also applies to non-cash taxable wages such as company provided

CFO of the Year Awards

I had the distinct pleasure of being on the judges panel for this year’s Memphis Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards with the winners being announced yesterday at the awards breakfast on the campus of The University of Memphis. This year’s finalists included 14 outstanding CFOs in 5 different categories (Private companies with less than $100 million in revenue, private companies with more than $100 million in revenue, nonprofit organizations with less than $30 million in revenue, nonprofit organizations

The Current State of the Small Business Mergers & Acquisitions Market

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Bob Goldsmith speak on the current state of the M&A market for small business. Bob is President and CEO of BCMS Corporate, LLC, a leading international sell-side advisor and investment banker to closely-held, middle-market companies having closed over 140 transactions worldwide in the last three years. Bob’s comments were very informative and listed below are some of the significant points from his presentation that every small business owner will find interesting: 1. Overall

Jan 7Kevin Campbell

Tennessee Employers: Did You Know?

Jan 7Kevin Campbell

Last June, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act which requires all employers in Tennessee to demonstrate that they are hiring and maintaining a legal workforce. Employers have two options to satisfy the requirements of the new law: 1. Enroll and verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees through the E-Verify program operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or, 2. Request all newly hired employees to provide one of a number

Aug 1Kevin Campbell

Wei Around the World – Mission Accomplished

Aug 1Kevin Campbell

After 24,901 miles over 68 days, Memphis businessman Wei Chen is home again becoming the 169th member (and first Chinese citizen member) of the Earthrounders’ Club. After a final leg through Ketchikan, Alaska, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oskosh, Wisconsin, Chen landed his Socata TBM 850 in Memphis on Friday, July 29 in front of a homecoming crowd of over 500 at the Wilson Air Center. Elgin Long, the first aviator to circle the Earth over the North and South poles

Wei Around the World Update # 3

Wei Chen, aborad “The Memphis Wei”, has turned the corner and is headed for home in his quest to be the first Chinese citizen to circle the globe in a single engine plane. Since our last update, Chen has made stops in Vientiane, Laos (6/30), Hong Kong (7/3), Changsha (Chen’s Birthplace) (7/7), Xian (7/10), Beijing (7/11) and Harbin (7/14), China, Sakhalin (7/17) and Chetvertyy Okolotok (7/18), Russia and, right on schedule, Anchorage, Alaska on 7/19. Chen was the first person to fly a

Wei Around the World Update 2

Since we last checked in with Wei Chen and “The Memphis Wei”, the Memphis entrepreneur has progressed nicely on his journey around the world making stops in: Dundee City, Scotland;Bournemouth, England; Paris, France; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Milan and Rome, Italy; Athens, Greece; Limassol, Cyprus; Dubai, UAE; Muscat, Oman; Kolkata, India and, arriving on 6/28 in Bangkok, Thailand. Chen experienced few problems along the way. There were strong winds while landing in Dundee City, a flat tire on 6/2, a side

Jun 9Kevin Campbell

Seed Hatchery Completes First Class of Startups

Jun 9Kevin Campbell

Seed Hatchery is a membership-driven seed stage investment program established in Memphis in December 2010 by Vic Gatto of the Solidus Company (an investment firm specializing in seed and early-stage investing), Eric Mathews of LaunchMemphis and Gwin Scott of EmergeMemphis. The organization supports emerging technology entrepreneurs with $15,000 in capital and strategic mentors to sharpen ideas in to strong startups. In return for the investment, Seed Hatchery and the mentors collectively receive a 10% ownership stake in the Common Stock

Jun 7Kevin Campbell

The Economy – Double Dip?

Jun 7Kevin Campbell

The economic news lately has taken a turn for the worse. The unemployment rate is up, retail sales are down and consumer sentiment is headed in the same direction, there seems to be no bottom to the housing market and the Dow is is coming off of its worst week since last August. What gives?

Jun 1Kevin Campbell

Wei Around the World Update

Jun 1Kevin Campbell

Nine days into his quest to fly around the world, Wei Chen has made it to Paris while facing only minor challenges along the way. Leaving Memphis on Sunday, May 22 in his single engine plane, The Memphis Wei, the first stop on the long journey was Washington DC. After an overnight layover, it was off to Toronto on May 23 and to Quebec City, Canada Wednesday, May 25. This is where Chen experienced his first delay of the trip.

May 2Kevin Campbell

Memphis Entrepreneur Seeking to Become Latest Earthrounder

May 2Kevin Campbell

Earthrounders is the name of the group of fewer than 200 people that have successfully completed an around-the-world flight in a single-engine airplane. Memphis entrepreneur Wei Chen will attempt to join the group as the first Chinese member beginning May 23 when he climbs into his Socata TBM 700 to begin a 69 day journey to promote Memphis’ tourism and business opportunities as well as raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The trip will include 40 stops in

Tennessee Small Business Advocate

This week, I had the opportunity to meet Josh Helton, head of the newly created Office of Small Business Advocate for the State of Tennessee. Speaking at a luncheon in Memphis sponsored by NFIB/Tennessee, Mr. Helton explained that his office was created to give small businesses in Tennessee (defined as businesses with 50 or less employees) a voice inside state government when dealing with the various state departments and agencies, a sometimes frustrating experience for small business owners.

The Outlook for Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions

On November 9, I attended the 2010 Mid-South Capital Connection presented by the Tennessee chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis. The event allowed business owners, professionals and executives from Tennessee and the surrounding region to interact with approximately 40 leading equity and capital sources from around the country.