Employee Spotlight – Angela Eberhart
Angela Eberhart joined the Crown CFO team in January 2019. Angela has several years of experience in the professional services, technology, and nonprofit industries.
- Why did you want to become a fractional CFO?
The main reason is that I love helping people. Working with a client, becoming part of their team and then watching their company grow – that feels amazing. As a Fractional CFO, I get to do this with a variety of companies in different industries. I enjoy being a mentor to each client’s accounting team and seeing the individual team members thrive. I love a challenge and working to help clients solve problems, brings me a lot of joy.
- What industries are you focused on?
I focus primarily on professional services, technology, and nonprofit sectors.
- Why do you enjoy the industries you focus on and what value do you bring to those industries?
I have previous experience working with an insurance audit firm, a CPA firm, and an engineering firm. I was heavily involved in creating a new division from the ground up that sold and implemented NetSuite software, so I feel at home working with professional services and technology companies. In addition, I love nonprofits, as I enjoy working with organizations that have a mission to help others.
- What are common challenges that you see in business?
Currently, the most common challenge I see in businesses is the need for quality staff and automation.
- What has been the most challenging part of your CFO career?
The most challenging part was learning that not every client is a great client. I had to learn that you seek clients that appreciate your advice, are willing to implement the changes needed and value you as part of their trusted team.
- Where was your favorite vacation and why?
We went to Kauai and I absolutely loved it. It is a very beautiful island. The vibe is very laid back and it had both the beach and the mountains so we could get the best of both worlds. I will be going back soon!
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- What is your favorite lunch spot in Kansas City?
I love Mexican restaurants; it is hard to pick just one!