Edward B. Lasak is a business strategist and financial consultant who has 35 years of experience working as a CFO, COO, and Treasurer at publicly held, privately-owned companies and local government, and six years of consulting experience optimizing family-owned businesses.
From his experience, Ed is skilled at strategic planning, value building, risk management, leveraging the balance sheet, and optimizing cash flow. Moreover, he is skilled at working with the special dynamics of family-owned businesses and preparing them for their next transition: the BEST transition option for them and their families. Specifically, he successfully leverages balance sheets, workforces, and intangible assets enhanced by improved systems of new technology, specialized IT solutions, and advanced financial models to increase shareholder value and reduce risk.
Ed is a CPA who has a bachelor and master’s degrees in accounting. He is a certificated expert in COSO Internal Controls from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also has a real estate license to facilitate business sales in the California.
Ed founded Strategic Business Solutions in 2014 to provide affordable CFO services to family-owned businesses. Its mission is to share 35 years of advanced business experience gained as a CFO, Treasurer, and COO with family-owned businesses who are operating without this key leadership position. With his experience, Ed allows smaller companies the opportunity to realize the benefits of an experienced CFO at only a fraction of the cost. Moreover, Ed assists business owners plan for exit strategies best suited to their needs and desires.
To provide further value, Ed works with a team of trusted advisers. This consulting group, referred to as The Three Consulting Amigos, have over a hundred years of diversified experience and together can produce a synergistic positive impact on operating results at a small fraction of the cost of other high-priced consulting agencies. Together, they have the aptitude to grow top-line revenue, operating profits, and profit margins.
Schedule a meeting with Ed to discuss a performance plan that best suits your company.