With years of experience in a variety of industries, we have developed a well rounded view of what helps companies achieve their goals.
Mike DeMaio, MBA
913-568-9047 - Mike@crowncfo.com
Starting as a staff accountant in a CPA firm and working his way up to a CFO in multiple companies, Mike has been able to make a significant impact at each company he has worked with. Being a hands on leader has provided him with a large pool of experience to draw from when confronted with a new challenge.
In addition to his extensive work experience, Mike earned an MBA from Babson College which has been ranked as the #1 Entrepreneurship program 20 years in a row. This education provided him with the platform to understand the unique challenges of owning a company and the tools to implement creative solutions to achieve success.
Mike founded Crown CFO in 2015.
Clay Collins joined Crown Consulting Services in 2017, bringing over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. His background includes the pharmaceutical, media and healthcare industries. Clay uses a thoughtful, hands-on approach to financial systems and analysis to provide meaningful tools for business leaders.
Before joining Crown Consulting Services, Clay was Director of Finance with BriovaRx Infusion Services, part of OptumRx/UnitedHealth Group. He was involved in the successful growth and execution of several private equity backed transactions, leading up to his most recent role, where he guided the finance transition of Axelacare Health Solutions to the ownership of OptumRx.
Clay earned his degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas.
785-218-3802 - Timothy@crowncfo.com
Tim joined Crown in 2017 and has over 15 years of experience at progressive levels of finance and accounting. Tim’s most recent position was Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of RD Johnson Excavating Co. Over the 12+ years he worked there, he helped the company grow from 46 employees to over 100 employees and saw revenue double. Tim helped guide RD Johnson through sale preparations, the transaction itself, and post-acquisition integration to a national vertically integrated construction company.
Tim began his career working as a CPA at KPMG in Kansas City working primarily with small to medium sized clients in Kansas and Missouri.
Tim earned Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration as well as a Masters of Accounting, all from the University of Kansas.
David joined Crown in 2018 and has 25 years experience as both a CFO and business owner. Prior to joining Crown, David spent 8 years as CFO of Riley Drive Entertainment, a restaurant and entertainment group holding company that managed fifteen restaurant locations in four states.
Before joining Riley Drive, David owned and operated Li’l Guy Foods, a food manufacturing and distribution business. David and his team grew Li’l Guy into a regional company before selling to a national company in 2008.
David is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has additional experience as a business consultant for the Kauffman Foundations Urban Entrepreneur Partnership. David has also completed both the Kauffman Foundation’s Fast Track New Venture and Fast Track Growth Entrepreneur programs.
Angela joined Crown in 2019 and has 25 years of experience working with both small and medium size companies in a variety of different industries. Her career started as a staff accountant and she ultimately moved up to CFO. Prior to joining Crown, Angela was CFO/COO at Meridian Business Services. Her work experience also includes Treasurer at Bobcat Oilfield Service, Accounting Manager at Buhler Aeroglide/ Ronning Engineering, Controller for New Horizon Farm and Home, AVP of Finance at Overland Solutions and Assistant Controller at Pride Cleaners.
Angela’s experience includes accounting, controllership, payroll, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, small business startups, tax planning strategies, and business strategy. Angela is proficient in NetSuite, QuickBooks, is Quickbooks Online Certified, and has exposure to a variety of other accounting software systems.
Angela graduated from Emporia State University with her bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.
Pat joined Crown in 2019 and has 35 years of financial leadership. Pat is a results-driven senior financial executive with an extensive and diversified career in accounting and finance with a reputation for improving efficiencies and profitability. Pat’s career started as an audit manager with KPMG. After successful stints at AMC Theatres and Swope Community Builders, Pat became CFO at Western Extralite Company, an electrical distribution company with 19 service centers across two states and a national accounts business. Pat led accounting and finance and was part of the executive team at Western Extralite for 8 years, culminating in the successful sale of the business to Border States Electric. Prior to joining Crown, Pat was the EVP & CFO at Dean Realty, a commercial real estate company.
Pat’s strengths include financial and risk management, business administration, planning and analytics including budget prep and management, business systems implementation, internal audit and quality control.
Pat graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Accounting.
Julian joined Crown in 2019 with 25+ years of chief financial officer experience, and seven years of prior CPA firm experience with Deloitte. His industry experience includes 13 years as CFO of Polsinelli, a national, aggressively growing law firm with offices coast to coast; nine years as CFO of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, an international membership organization, foundation and for-profit subsidiary; and seven years as CFO of Titan Construction, a regional commercial building general contractor.
He has earned a reputation as a decisive, results-oriented financial leader and trusted member of leadership teams with a track record of successful strategic thinking, financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, execution and problem solving. An active business mind and accomplished negotiator, with a history of building effective strategic relationships and high performing finance and accounting teams.
Julian graduated from Rockhurst University with a degree in Business/Accounting, and holds a CPA certificate.