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Gary Patterson - Big 4 CPA, Stanford MBA

Metropolitan Atlanta, United States

23764 Followers

WHAT I DO: For over 30 years, help Small and Middle Market executives and business leaders make and keep more money with less risk by providing access to best in business niche experts when you find that next pain point, challenge or opportunity.

WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with leaders whose organization sometimes feels like a best kept secret, coasting on past success, or just stuck, helping leaders including:
• CEO
• CFO
• COO
• Vice President and
• Board of Directors.

In industries including:
• Manufacturing
• Distribution
• Technology
• Supply Chain
• Wholesale
• Service
• Restorative Agriculture
• Healthcare and
• Nonprofit.

WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with FiscalDoctor® Inc., you get the most efficient, effective and affordable virtual assessment which executive leader and business owners are looking for.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: Clients say if you scratch me, an excel spreadsheet on how you can make more money pops out. Why? Because leading every major C-Suite function in most major industries, you benefit from those 30 years of growth experience. I have learned whose watch to borrow, when and for how long to help you meet your goals.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: There are 16 testimonials below on LinkedIn and 29+ on http://www.fiscaldoctor.com/testimonials/

Designated a thought leader by the Financial Times and quoted globally by 154 publications and groups including Agenda, NACD, MetricStream, FEI, Risk & Compliance, Forbes, CEO Magazine (AU), Directors & Boards, Corporate Compliance Insights, More Magazine, and Risk Management. Gary is a Stanford MBA/Big 4 CPA and authored Million Dollar Blind Spots; 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth and 2 other books.

HOW IT WORKS: We start with a free discussion via phone to determine if a No Cost, No Risk assessment makes sense.

READY TO TALK: Just imagine what I could do for you. Start making better, more profitable, business decisions, email me at gary@FiscalDoctor.com or call me direct at 678-319-4739.

Gary Patterson - Big 4 CPA, Stanford MBAPoints
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Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity 30.20
Procurement 39.39
Management 30.19
Analytics 30.52
Leadership 33.26
Risk Management 32

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26 Article/Blogs
When will your cyber breach be your Million Dollar Blind Spot?
LinkedIn
September 27, 2018
Cyber disaster, financial losses and reputation, maybe even losing jobs could be prevented.
Unless you are a CISO or #cyber geek, #CyberSecurity , #breachcompilation , and other #privacy issues are nightmares to create an ulcer or personal and business reputation crisis.
Learn how to avoid this #Disaster without having to become a #CISO , #CIO #fintech expert.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

Greenfield Growth Strategies : For Middle Market Leaders
LinkedIn
September 05, 2018
Where can you free up cash, people or focus?
How can you obtain more value from existing people, focus or cash?
Which area of your business or products can help you create an “uber” opportunity?
Who should you develop and sponsor or mentor?
Why should you move a best person, cash allocation or strategic focus?
The Expert Channel gave me my podcast interview to share below.

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Tags: Procurement, Management

Continue Following the Herd or Consider Contrarian View on Key Metrics?
LinkedIn
August 30, 2018
Which of these metrics can your senior executive leadership team and board of directors benefit from using?
Consider what the author suggests her board and by inference your board wants.
Her #technology for their #boardofdirectors is a different way to get to higher #Profit and improved #decision making. Most of you will agree with her on the need to improve outlandish escalating #healthcare costs and overall #improvement and to #improveproductivity for both yourself and #Customers #Businesses

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Tags: Analytics, Leadership

Could Capital Allocation Kill Your Company – As It May Have Done to GE?
LinkedIn
June 18, 2018
Warren Buffet, Forbes et al talk about the dramatic value of capital allocation as the most crucial role for any CEO. Think of this as who gets the best money, best people and top management time, focus and sponsorship

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Profit from my most recent personal black swan event
LinkedIn
March 26, 2018
Tuesday noon, I am ready for a productive afternoon, drink in hand and looking at open items on today’s to-do list. Suddenly a hammering noise begins, sounding like pipes rattling from a water leak.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

How to unlock cash and avoid the high price of forgetting income statement basics!
LinkedIn
March 09, 2018
With your year underway probably with several ambitious targets, several colleagues asked for some back to the basics FiscalDoctor points to unlock a little extra cash to either fund an opportunity or stash away in the rainy-day reserve.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

How Safe Is Your Business?
LinkedIn
January 23, 2018
In 2017, cyber-attacks doubled from 2016 levels—and the insider phrase now is “It’s not if, but when, you’ll be attacked.” In fact, organizations are silently and invisibly breached every day, with the private and confidential information of consumers, customers or corporations harvested leisurely by terrorists and criminals.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

12 Step Roadmap to Reduce Procurement Fraud Risk
LinkedIn
November 29, 2017
Practical action steps are needed to reduce the risk of procurement fraud. This 12 step guide will walk you through changes you can make within your company.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership, Risk Management

Consider What Basketball Recruiting and Procurement Fraud Have In Common
LinkedIn
November 08, 2017
The short answer unfortunately, is more than we would like to admit. Maybe the FBI led investigation now moving into NYC courts is truthfully is a black swan event which no one could have imagined.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Adding Internal Allies for Sustainable Profitable Growth
LinkedIn
July 21, 2017
As one of the few experts who passionately loves spending all day every day helping leaders increase your sustainable profitable growth and reach your goals, here is a way to better manage scarce internal resources.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Believe CFOs or economists - you choose
LinkedIn
June 20, 2017
http://www.cfosurvey.org/2017q2/press-release.html This survey of CFOs has traditionally been more accurate than prominent economists, After all the CFOs write the checks and control the spending.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

It Might Pay to Take Your CPA (or Me) to Lunch $
LinkedIn
June 12, 2017
Yes. The money saved could will be well worth it for many small and middle sized businesses.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Add Value While Sanity Checking Risk Management
LinkedIn
May 05, 2017
Where do your processes lead or lag?
Best practices are trending toward a value based more strategic focus in risk management, business continuity and contingency planning.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership, Risk Management

Improve Your Long Term Sustainable Profitable Growth
LinkedIn
April 01, 2017
Bill leads an insurance company. He keeps current on the trends facing the industry so as he was reading one day, he came across one of the first articles on self-driving cars. He immediately started thinking about how this information would impact his organization.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

TOP 10 LIST FOR GREATER SUCCESS IN 2018
LinkedIn
January 24, 2017
Consider these suggestions evergreen for at least another year or two. Well worth dusting this off as you prepare for, plan and begin the new year.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

New Strategies for Governance: The Benefits for Smaller Companies
LinkedIn
November 08, 2016
This article discusses how middle market companies can benefit from and be impacted using the new principal based annual blue ribbon commission released by NACD.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Convert Blue Sky Strategy to Fiscal Vision for Your Business
LinkedIn
October 17, 2016
Which of these three questions can improve the value of your strategic plan?

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

How do you score on basic personal financial concepts, versus general public?
LinkedIn
September 13, 2016
Amazing how we (myself included) often fail to appreciate something very complex to the normal public, once we demystify something.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

When Was the Last Time You Questioned Overstated Assets or Understated Liabilities?
LinkedIn
August 26, 2016
Articles and surveys abound on the unbelievable loss of faith in institutions across every sector. The author asks where you might be deceiving yourself about your official external financial statement package?

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

How to Determine Your Million Dollar Blind Spot Score (Or Euro, Yen etc.)
LinkedIn
June 28, 2016
Consider an approach to suggest the type of major surprise most likely to occur at your organization to supplement your enterprise risk management, strategic planning or contingency planning program.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Entrepreneurs, Startups, SMB CEOs, and Growth companies
LinkedIn
June 12, 2016
Entrepreneurs: Don’t miss Grasshopper’s next free fireside chat to hear from successful small businesses on, “How to Create the Modern Business Plan for your Startup” Get all the insight you need to get your business ready for the next level. I am co-sponsoring the chat.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

12 Specific Actionable Steps to Add ERM Value ...
LinkedIn
April 11, 2016
Consider an executable plan to increase the value of your organization’s enterprise risk management (ERM), business continuity or even contingency planning process using my article 12 Steps to Make ERM a Team Sport published by Corporate Compliance Insights (CCI).

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

20 Areas to Search for Your Business’s Black Holes and Taboos
LinkedIn
March 15, 2016
If your Board of Directors and CEOs prefer not to talk about certain crucial issues, how can you or your business address them? You can learn from what 100 CEOs and Directors anonymously told me so they would not have to tell you and others.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

How to Prevent Bad Things from Happening to Good Companies
LinkedIn
January 26, 2016
Discussion on How to Prevent Bad Things from Happening to Good Companies to create sustainable profitable growth on this interview by Marnie Swedberg of Marnie's Friends Talk Radio.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Handbook for Today's CEOs and the Board of Directors selects Coauthor Gary Patterson
LinkedIn
January 20, 2016
Corporate Compliance Insights selected enterprise risk management expert and speaker Gary Patterson, the FiscalDoctor® as one of 8 co-authors of their publication, “Getting Governance Right: a Handbook for Today's CEOs and the Board of Directors.”

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

Why Isn’t ERM More Of A Team Sport At Your Organization?
LinkedIn
January 18, 2016
When asked about ERM, most professionals I approached as background to develop this article for Risk & Compliance declined to comment for a number of unique and seemingly valid reasons.

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Tags: Procurement, Leadership

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