Cincinnati CFO is Born

I am excited to announce my new business venture, Cincinnati CFO!

Cincinnati CFO is focused on leveraging Mutual Trust & Financial Knowledge to help businesses reach their goals.

I provide senior level business advisory services in the following categories:

1. Part-time, Experienced, Senior Level Financial & Operational Resource for businesses as a cost effective solution that do not have the required skills or capacity in-house, but are not ready to hire a full time resource.

2. One-off Financial Projects such as Cash Flow Optimization, enhanced budgeting/forecasting, margin/profit improvement initiatives, business case build-out and challenge etc…

3. Process Improvement Initiatives to free up time and resources or to reduce constraints.

My passion is to partner with businesses in achieving their goals and to give back to the community by spending at least 10% of my time as a free resource for non-profits.

Please keep Cincinnati CFO in mind as you become aware of small and mid-sized companies that require a cost effective, experienced, problem-solver.


I have been most often described as a creative problem-solver, builder, critical thinker, and change-agent during my career.

I spent 20 years of my career in progressively challenging roles at Fifth Third Bank requiring the willingness to change as well as developing knowledge across many functional areas of the business. The two roles I am most proud of are building two large divisions from the ground up, which required teamwork, finance, operations, technology, human resource and problem solving to achieve our objectives.

I left to take over my family run business, where I was able to leverage all the skills developed at Fifth Third to drive a 113% increase in cash flow, improved gross margin percent by 10.2% and grew gross margin dollars 22% all while keeping expenses flat.

Over the past year, I have been able to partner with some great businesses and people to help them achieve their objectives. Every engagement has led to a satisfied partner and a lasting relationship built on Trust and Results.

Email: jpaynter@cincinnaticfo.com
Phone: 513-655-6582
Web: www.cincinnaticfo.com