Prior to founding counsel|funding, Jon was a Client Director with a boutique management consulting firm in Minneapolis. There, he led various strategy, business process re-engineering and software selection projects. Immediately prior to that, he was Vice President of Professional Services for a CRM software developer where, in addition to product development and roll-out, he helped orchestrate several rounds of angel and venture funding. Prior to that, he assisted companies like AmeriData, Racotek and Kontron in redefining and recapitalizing their business operations.
As a CPA (inactive), Jon traces his business acumen to a long tenure at RSM McGladrey where he directed and managed business strategy, process improvement, system selection, implementation, and technology planning projects. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where he earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”] [av_team_icon title=” link=’http://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-beck-sme’ link_target=’_blank’ icon=’ue8fd’ font=’entypo-fontello’] [/av_team_member] [av_button label=’eMail Jon’ link=’manually,email@example.com’ link_target=” size=’small’ position=’center’ icon_select=’yes’ icon=’ue805′ font=’entypo-fontello’ color=’theme-color’ custom_bg=’#444444′ custom_font=’#ffffff’] [/av_one_half] [av_one_half min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=” mobile_display=”] [av_team_member name=’Mark Hoffman, CPA(inactive)’ job=’Consultant’ src=’https://www.counselfunding.com/wp-content/uploads/hoffmanhs-10-Copy1-300×210.jpg’ attachment=’1422′ attachment_size=’medium’ description=’Mark is a financial executive with 35 years of industry and consulting experience. He began his career guiding and assisting companies in operational roles. Growing to CFO levels with several organizations, he helped guide growth and operational efficiency providing support to all levels within the organization. His interest in systems and processes drove the development of skills ranging from desktop tools, system selection, design, and integration, and data management and reporting.
Beginning his career in various industries, Mark gained valuable “real life” experience directing accounting departments and assisting other operational departments with their processes and reporting needs. As his career progressed, he realized the growing need for accounting and finance groups to be more active and engaged in the systems that supported the business. Mark joined McGladrey where he was responsible for system selections and implementations, honing his skills of quickly learning and identifying clients needs. A stop at ADC Telecommunications as a SAP implementation team member and it was off to consulting. GMAC/RFC, Thomson Reuters, HB Fuller, Prime Therapeutics, Heraeus Medical Components, and FABCON have all benefited from his business and systems insights.
As a CPA (inactive), Mark credits his operational background for developing the skills necessary to effectively provide both business and systems consulting. Like Jon, he is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where he earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting as well as a minor in Data Processing.
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