C Squared Solutions’ fractional CEOs, COOs, and CFOs are seasoned business growth experts, helping you make the right decisions fast.
The C Squared Way
…a passion to help our clients build stellar companies
In working with our team, you’ll immediately see we are different than other consultants. What sets us apart is our culture — The C Squared Way.
You will know we’re different because we invest our time and knowledge in you before you are asked to invest in us. We listen first and then collaborate, guide, and mentor. Our aim is to become indispensable advisors focused on your best interests, and we want you to see how we think and how we can help you before you commit to us as your partner.
Learn more about our no-cost Guided Discovery process.
As you work with us, you will see that all of our decisions do what’s right for your business success. Whether it’s a bookkeeper or a CFO, we’ll match talent to your needs. And we won’t give you band-aid answers—we will work closely with you until our purpose is fulfilled.
We always act with an owner’s perspective and commit to your business as if it were our own. Since our C-suite advisors have started, grown, and sold their own companies, we understand how important it is to analyze the whole business to develop and implement comprehensive strategies that positively impact all areas of your business.
With C Squared Solutions, you don’t get just one expert in one area, you get the combined knowledge of an entire C-suite team.
What You Can Expect
Company Growth Expertise
Our invaluable, been-there-done-that fractional CEO, CFO, and COO experts help you close gaps and accelerate growth.
Our outsourced experts are backed by a collaborative C-suite team, providing comprehensive, company-wide solutions.
Integrity and Value
Known for essential insight, we are effective, reliable C-suite problem solvers and mentors.
We serve as an extension of your leadership team, engaging you in high-level, peer-to-peer conversations.
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Your Team: Partners
Dave Johnson, CEO | COO | CFO | Board Director
Dave is Co-founder and Managing Partner of C Squared Solutions. He is also the President of High 5 Kids Care, a company that provides before and after school care in elementary schools. Dave's industry experience
includes software, manufacturing, engineering, construction, renewable energy, professional services and
Gene McConnell, CEO | COO | CFO
Gene is co-founder and partner in C Squared Solutions. Gene’s more than 30-year career includes serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for companies in the manufacturing, software, service, cable, medical and dental products sectors. Gene has a solid success record in companies at all stages of development: start-up, growth, retraction and repositioning. He has also successfully managed companies during varying economic periods: growth, stability, decline and recession.
Paul Oberman, COO | CFO | M&A
Paul’s industry experience includes oil & gas, mining, transportation, real estate development, construction and home building, solar distribution, retail/wholesale, manufacturing, engineering and professional service industries. Paul’s clients include private, public, domestic and international companies.
Michael Steingrebe, COO | CFO | GM
Michael is a Partner of C Squared Solutions and has been the CFO/COO at Premier Manufacturing for more than 5 years. Michael’s Industry experience includes; Technology – software, hardware and e-commerce, Manufacturing (contract and OEM) - Technology and Industrial, Wholesale/Distribution, Clean Energy, Consumer Products, and Telecom Services. He has held CFO, COO, CEO, VP Corporate Development and Board of Director positions for early-stage high growth, middle market private and publicly held organizations.
Your Team: Principals
Bill Martin, CEO | COO | CFO
Bill combines 20+ years of financial and operations leadership experience with entrepreneurial skills from starting his own businesses. His hands-on knowledge include process improvement, strategic planning, project implementation, contract/document drafting, contract negotiation and using financial information to guide decision making. Bill is unique in his combination of legal background and detailed accounting knowledge.
Brooke Martellaro, CFO | CAO | M&A
Brooke is a seasoned and sought-after business professional, recognized for her work in leading small and large businesses alike to achieve financial and business objectives. She spent 20 years honing her skills as a CPA in a global accounting and financial services firm and in the demanding corporate headquarters of multiple private equity backed Media companies before launching her own consulting practice.
Shannon Hawbaker, CFO | CAO | M&A
Shannon spent the first 20 years of her career working for Fortune 500 & other large companies. Medtronic, ThermoFisher Scientific and Arrow Electronics were a few of them. Shannon learned the rigors of an FDA regulated medical device industry at Medtronic and about driving global product launches at ThermoFisher Scientific where she had a $400M global business manufacturing and selling capital equipment.
Bill Ehmer, CEO | COO | CFO
Bill has worked both for and with Private Equity sponsored and closely-held businesses ranging in size from start-up to $500 million. He has diverse industry experience including construction, professional services, manufacturing, packaging, consumer products, technology start-ups, real estate and distribution. Bill brings focused executive leadership to companies in need of change and/or transition from the status quo, to both sustain business and build enterprise value.
Charles Salzman, CFO | CAO | M&A
Charles is a Principal on C Squared and currently the permanent CFO for Reynolds Polymer Technology. He is a seasoned turn-around specialist that redesigns company infrastructure to fit current needs and position a company for recovery. Charles’ prior positions were in manufacturing, oilfield services, agriculture and professional services. In addition, he was previously an Audit Manager at a Big 4 CPA firm and holds an active Colorado CPA license.