According to the Wall Street Journal, 60-80% of business owners don’t know what their financial statements are telling them. I know what you’re thinking. “That’s not me.”
I always found Larry to be trustworthy and furthermore, very resourceful on all the projects that we worked together on.
Above all, Larry has always been a dynamic and extraordinary manager. His thorough knowledge of finance, technology and international business would make him a valuable member of any management team.
My company provided computer support services to Larry’s client. Larry came up with the idea of interfacing his client’s two computer systems. Not only did Larry clearly state the objectives for the project, but he also made sure to keep his team involved so that they were a part of the project and its ultimate success. Larry was very easy to work with throughout this project. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again.
Larry and I worked together on a project based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our analysis included financial and operational procedures. We also operated the company while we marketed it for sale. We were successful in selling the company for a much greater amount than was originally offered. Larry provided good financial insight and was willing to do whatever it took to complete the project on time. He was a pleasure to work with.
Larry has the ability to view situations at the macro or micro level. He is adept at strategic planning, cash flow forecasting, and business relationships but will not shy away from digging through details to obtain desired information. Larry is easy to work with, communicates well and is experienced in dealing with lenders and other creditors.
I found Larry to be a consummate professional in all of his dealings with the bank. I knew I could rely on his financials. Most importantly, I saw Larry as more than a CFO. His responsibilities were not limited to just finance, but included operations, purchasing, and legal matters. He handled each with a diligence and care that made him a valuable asset. I recommend Larry highly and look forward to working with him again.
When he first came here, Larry rewrote our financials, adding more detail. For the first time, we are using the financials to identify areas in manufacturing that needed attention. His analysis has helped us highlight areas in the company where we can save money. He continues to provide valuable insight into our business. Plus, Larry is easy to get along with, has a friendly attitude, and works easily with all levels within our company.
Larry’s skills as a financial officer are quite unique. His talents extend far beyond simply being able to manage company finances. He is able to lead effectively in all areas of the company from the front office, to the warehouse, to computer operations. This well-rounded perspective is extremely valuable. He is a strong believer in using technology to improve the efficiency of an organization. I highly recommend Larry.
Larry came to us at a time of extreme stress, when we were short of the working capital necessary to run the business. He took over as interim CFO, bringing a sense of confidence that we were going to survive. He helped us become a healthy company. I attribute a large part of this to Larry’s practical approach to dealing with banks and attorneys. I would highly recommend Larry to anyone that is dealing with these issues.
I have worked with Larry on a number of different projects and transactions over a six-year period. Larry is very responsive and is extremely easy to work with on collaborative projects. Larry possesses strong analytical and communication skills. I greatly enjoyed working with Larry and hope to do so again in the future.
Larry’s steady, unwavering approach to resolving difficult issues is always positive, always collaborative and therefore, very effective. He will always be at the top of my list when I need financial expertise to partner with on my projects.
I highly recommend Larry. He is a professional, hard working individual. We have done business together for over 20+ years.
I have had the pleasure of working with Larry Chester and his team on a number of difficult projects for my company. Larry has passion, patience and understanding while assisting us in moving our business forward. He always brought a professional approach to every situation and yet understood our thinking and helped guide us to “our” decision. I will always reach out to Larry and his team on any future opportunities.
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