About Orlando Bravo
Orlando is a seasoned finance executive with more than 25 years of strategic financial management leadership experience in a variety of industries and companies ranging from entrepreneurial ventures to multinational corporations. Throughout his career, Orlando has been a trusted business advisor to business leaders, helping them reach their goals and achieve their vision for the business.
As a B2B CFO® Partner, Orlando serves as a trusted business partner to CEO’s of privately-held companies by providing guidance and solutions that facilitate growth, improve profits, maximize cash flow, increase long-term value, and optimize positioning for exit strategy when the time is right. His diverse background and experiences in finance, operations, business management, and strategy development enable him to quickly analyze all aspects of the business and bring a comprehensive perspective to situations faced by business owners. Orlando contributes leadership to business success in the following strategic objectives:
Decision Support – Business Partnering with CEO by providing analysis and insight that guides key strategic, operating and investment decisions.
Growth Strategy Development — Long term planning, business models and investment scenarios for new products, services, markets, and alliances. M&A, due diligence support. International expansion.
Financial Reporting & Analysis – Timely and reliable financial statements. Managerial reporting package that provides financial and operational information to assess business performance, risks and opportunities.
Budgeting and Forecasting — Financial budgets, forecasts, business analytics and performance metrics to monitor business performance versus expectations and effectively take the proper actions to achieve desired results.
Cash Flow Management – Effective cash flow planning model and process to analyze company liquidity and make informed decisions regarding future cash needs in advance.
Working Capital Management — Processes and tools to improve efficiency of accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable and properly manage short term debt and investments.
Risk Management – Assess, identify and implement formal policies, procedures and controls to properly safeguard company assets. Identify proper types and levels of insurance coverage.
Profit Improvement – Sales and inventory planning process, cost & expense management, pricing optimization, margin improvements, vendor contract negotiations.
External Relationship Management – CPA, Bankers, Attorneys, Insurance, HR, IT, Investors
Finance Function Optimization — Implement financial systems and processes to improve efficiency, operational effectiveness and information delivery. Shared Services Center implementation.
International Operations — Expansion support including strategic plan, investment capital, cash flow analyses, legal entity set up and inter-company tax strategy. Management of Finance processes, systems, staff and statutory compliance.
Finance Staff Development – Evaluate, train and guide finance team to better support the business
Business Exit Planning — Identify appropriate options and develop a business strategy to optimize the value of the business.
Orlando earned a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in International Business from the University of Miami and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Westminster College. He is fluent in English, Spanish and conversational in Portuguese.
Orlando is also active in the community. He is currently a student mentor and guest speaker at the University of Miami Graduate School of Business. He is also an advisory member at the South Dade YMCA and a parent volunteer at the Westminster Christian School.
- University of Miami, MBA
- Westminster College, B.A. in Accounting
- The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)
- University of Miami Alumni Association