“My hands on experience throughout my accounting career equips me to rapidly evaluate business challenges from the grassroots level and devise actionable solutions. I find tremendous satisfaction in collaborating with our clients and actively contributing to their success.”
Creighton, a seasoned and dedicated problem solver, is committed to empowering small and medium-sized businesses. His career journey reveals a profound understanding that creativity serves as the indispensable catalyst for thriving within the constraints of available resources. Demonstrating an adaptable leadership style, Creighton has effectively overseen the management of accounting, HR, and administrative functions. His expertise extends to the intricate realms of crafting financial models and engaging in scenario planning for the purposes of budgeting and forecasting.
Building upon six years of experience in public accounting, coupled with the attainment of his CPA license, Creighton has assumed roles as CFO, Director of Operations and Finance, and Controller for privately held companies across diverse industries such as healthcare, SAAS, manufacturing, and distribution. This extensive professional background uniquely positions him to deliver high-quality CFO advisory services to a varied clientele at ALC.
With over three decades of leadership in finance and accounting within the private sector, Creighton brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Initially joining a burgeoning healthcare company as Controller, he swiftly rose to the position of National Director of Operations and Finance. Creighton’s implementation of cutting-edge software tools significantly enhanced operational efficiencies and facilitated prompt financial reporting. This strategic initiative played a pivotal role in securing a substantial $25 million government contract, establishing five new offices, and optimizing patient transaction cycles by more than 30%.
In his role as CFO for an import distribution company, Creighton devised streamlined systems that not only facilitated the acquisition of a $30 million Asset-Based Loan (ABL) credit facility but also ensured compliance with stringent reporting requirements under tight deadlines. His financial acumen further shone through as he crafted intricate financial models instrumental in securing a $5 million Series C raise for one healthcare company and a noteworthy $20 million Series A raise for a healthcare SAAS startup. Creighton’s extensive experience and proven track record underscore his ability to drive financial success and strategic growth for organizations.
Certified Public Accountant (expired license)
Loyola Marymount University
Creighton was born, raised, and still resides in the South Bay area of Southern California. He stays active by hiking, doing CrossFit type workouts and maximizing his shot attempts on a golf course. He has always enjoyed watching sports like basketball and baseball, but his greatest joy is watching his son play lacrosse.