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Services

Acuity CxO's service offerings can be viewed in four categories.

CxO Resources

Part-time (Fractional) CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, CTO Services
Interim CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, CTO Services
Strategic Planning
Advisory and Board Positions
Executive Coaching

  Performance Improvement

Cash Management and Control
Sales Expansion
Gross Margin Optimization
Expense Control
Budgeting and Planning
Financial Projections and Modeling
Turnaround and Work Out

   
Transactional Support

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
Due Diligence
Debt Sourcing and Restructuring
Equity Structuring
Litigation Consulting and Support
 
  Project Support

Project  Management
Accounting and Audit Overload
Loss Prevention and Internal Control
Forensic Financial Analysis and Investigation

 

 

CxO Resources encompasses the engagement of Acuity CxO partners in leadership or management roles within an organization. Such roles include:

Part-time (Fractional) Executive Positions such as CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, and CTO
Many emerging and evolving organizations need senior level talent but may not need or be able to afford such people on a full-time basis. In those cases, Acuity CxO's partners can be engaged to provide such services on a part-time basis, for example, one or two days a week or several days a month. Part-time services are provided on an occasional or recurring basis. This flexible approach enables the organization to get the expertise it needs while only paying for what it actually uses.

Interim CEO, CFO, CIO, COO, and CTO Services
Employee turnover is a fact of business. No matter how stable an organization may be, people leave, creating gaps that may take time to fill. During such times, critical work is either left undone or taken on by other employees. Acuity CxO partners are available to step in to ensure the organization keeps moving forward while a permanent solution is found.

Strategic Planning
Strategic planning requires an understanding of the big picture and a broad knowledge of business. Acuity CxO's partners are experienced in advising companies on the development and implementation of strategic plans designed to provide the maximum benefit to all stakeholders.

Advisory and Board Positions
With their backgrounds and experience, Acuity CxO partners are ideal candidates for "independent" positions on the Board of Directors or for the Advisory Board in virtually any organization. Their specialized skills and general knowledge make them especially valuable resources as members of the audit and compensation committees.

Executive Coaching
Everyone needs someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of. Acuity CxO partners are available to meet with an organization's leadership, in either a group or one-on-one setting, to provide the experienced and professional feedback every executive needs.


Performance Improvement encompasses any service intended to enhance an organization's financial position or results of operations. Such services include:

Cash Management and Control
Cash management and control is key in any business. Acuity CxO partners help organizations in a variety of ways, including improving collection time on receivables, managing accounts payable, investing excess cash, establishing and monitoring banking relationships, and managing lines of credit.

Sales Expansion
Selling is perhaps the single most important factor in organizational success. Acuity CxO's partners assist in identifying markets, refining products, developing marketing and advertising programs, establishing a pricing methodology, and managing the sales cycle.

Gross Margin Optimization
In order to be viable, an organization must be able to produce and price its goods or services so they can be sold at a profit. Acuity CxO's partners will analyze and monitor costs, establish target margins, develop reporting mechanisms, and generally make sure the margin is achieved.

Expense Control
Once a company has made a reasonable margin on the sale of its goods or services, it is important to control expenses in order to operate profitably. Acuity CxO's professionals will assist in the evaluation of all expenses, in finding ways to minimize costs, and in developing sourcing rules that ensure the enterprise always obtains the best value for the money it spends on operating expenses.

Budgeting and Planning
It is well known that profits don't just happen; they need to be planned. The basic tool is the annual budget or operating plan. Acuity CxO's professionals are experienced in developing and implementing budgets and operating plans.

Financial Projections and Modeling
Every company should have a set of financial projections that model its performance in various scenarios. Unlike a budget, the financial projections should include projected balance sheets and projected statements of cash flow. Acuity CxO's professionals are experienced in building financial models that allow organizations to test concepts prior to implementing changes.

Turnaround and Work Out
Business is always a challenge. Acuity CxO's professionals can assist management and investors in developing an approach that addresses an organization's challenges and takes advantage of its opportunities.


Transactional Support is any service intended to assist in the eventual change(s) in an organization's ownership, business, or financial structure through a transaction with an outside party. Such services include:

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
At some point, every organization is faced with the decision to either merge with another organization, acquire another organization, or sell some or all of its business to a third party. Acuity CxO's partners are experienced in working with the various stakeholders and in assisting the parties in structuring, negotiating, and facilitating the closing and integration of such transactions.

Due Diligence
Proper due diligence is necessary to minimize and manage the risks inherent in any transaction. Acuity CxO partners design and perform comprehensive due diligence that is tailored to meet the requirements of any specific situation. They work closely with the organization's legal and financial advisors to ensure that all significant areas are thoroughly reviewed prior to the closing of any contemplated transaction.

Debt Sourcing and Restructuring
Debt financing is often necessary to provide liquidity. Acuity CxO partners will assist in arranging debt financing and, if necessary, will help restructure debt in a way that meets the organization's changing needs.

Equity Structuring
Equity capital can come from a variety of sources, including private investment, angel investors, venture capital firms, and public offerings. Whatever the equity source, investors require information and financial projections before investing. Acuity CxO partners will assist businesses in preparing the information investors require and will help structure the investment once investors have been identified.

Litigation Consulting and Support
Despite everyone's best intentions and efforts, disputes arise in business every day. Many of those disputes involve money and the performance of contracts. In such cases, Acuity CxO partners are available to calculate damages, investigate irregularities, and, if necessary, provide expert witness testimony.


Project Support is any service intended to assist in a change within the organization. Such services include:

Project Management
Management of special projects helps to minimize inefficiency and aids in completing projects on time and on budget. Acuity CxO has experienced project managers who are available on a part-time or limited-term basis.

Accounting and Audit Overload
Seasonal and cyclical reporting requirements can put a strain on an organization's financial and accounting personnel. No organization can reasonably staff to meet it heaviest workload. In those situations, Acuity CxO has experienced partners available to step in and take on the additional work.

Loss Prevention and Control
Losses from employee and customer error and dishonesty create a significant exposure to businesses. Acuity CxO's partners will assist in the design of internal controls and procedures that will help to minimize this exposure.

Forensic Financial Analysis and Investigation
Forensic financial analysis is the process of investigating losses and the failure of controls. In many cases, it involves tracing money throughout an organization and auditing projects. Acuity CxO's forensic specialists are available to conduct such investigations and to report stakeholders.