Counselors to America's Small Business
I am a retired California CPA and licensed California real estate broker with over 30 years in various financial and executive management positions with a variety of real estate development organizations both private and public. I have been involved with a variety of developmental projects including land acquisitions, residential, retail, multifamily and commercial development primarily in Northern California with roles from a project manager, controller, director of finance, CFO and COO. Prior to my retirement, I concurrently worked as a CFO for a major international Celebrity Chef (Gaston Acurio) introducing Peruvian Cuisine to San Francisco on the Embarcadero. In this role, I developed and implement all the internal infrastructure reporting and compliance requirements for this operation and subsequently to their other US operations. I have also served as an owner’s representative for a 40 table card club in San Jose, a roofing company, export company, and various investment interests of outside owners. I have held a position as a CFO for an independent film maker and production company developing a revenue and cost reporting system for production and distribution entities as well as negotiating theatrical and non-theatrical sales.
<p> <strong>California State University -Hayward</strong></p> <p> <strong>CPA- State of Cal ( retired)</strong></p> <p> <strong>Calif Real Estate Broker</strong></p> <p> <br /> </p> <p> </p>
Fellow, Society of Actuaries & Member, American Academy of Actuaries, with particular focus on health insurance. Executive positions (Senior Vice President) in two major insurers, The Travelers Insurance Co. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Roles included pricing responsibility, serving as chief financial officer responsible for financial planning and reporting, and coordination of the business plan development for a major division. Also served as head of a strategic business unit (SBU) focusing on providing life, health, and disability insurance to small businesses with up to 50 employees. As head of the SBU had full top line and bottom line responsibility including all operational phases and strategic planning. Served as national director, health care actuarial consulting, with Arthur Andersen. For 10 years after retiring from full time employment operated my own actuarial consulting business, BWButler Actuarial Consulting Ltd.
<p> B.A. in Mathematics, Yale University, 1961</p> <p> M.S. in Actuarial Science, University of Iowa, 1962</p> <p> Fellow, Society of Actuaries, 1968</p>
CPA and attorney with over 23 years of extensive advisory and management experience within three Big 4 professional services firms and two Fortune 500 health/managed care and life insurance corporations . Well-rounded leadership experience in M&A, start-up advisory, provider development, internal controls, accounting and financial analysis.
• The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, - (MBA), • Law School, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria • CPA (Virginia), • Certified Internal Auditor • Attorney (State of New York) • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
I have extensive experience in managing financial institutions having held ownership positions in several small Kansas banks. I was President of First Community Bank, Emporia, Ks; President of Commerce Savings & Loan, Shawnee, Ks: president of Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos, NM. At various times I owned a small insurance agency, a small real estate agency and continue to own an 18 unit shopping center in Topeka, Ks with my son & wife. In between ownership in the banks I worked as a bank consultant doing business plans, budgets and policies for several Kansas banks.
I am a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in agricultural economics, post graduate studies in economics at Wichita State University and a graduate degree in banking and finance from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University.
Trust Officer and Investment Advisor
<p> BS Ag Business Western Illinois University</p> <p> MS Ag Economics University of Illinois</p> <p> </p>
Grocery Retail 22 years
Financial Services 12 years
Business Management and MCSE