Glenna Mileson

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in Seattle, WA and surrounding areas

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Glenna Mileson

Seattle, WA CFO

33 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

gmileson@b2bcfo.com

office Phone:(206) 227-4007

Universities:

University of Washington

Certificates & Licenses:

CPA Certification - 1981

Organizations:

Washington State Society of CPAs (WSCPA)

Financial Executive Network Group (FENG)

Keiretsu Forum (Angel Investors)

Vashon Island Junior Basketball (VIJB)

Women Business Owner (WBO)

Founder of Women's Island Networking Group (WING)

Former School Board Director

Contact Glenna Mileson and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™







Glenna’s Bio

With over 25 years of experience as a Controller, CFO and VP/Finance & Operations, Glenna brings a broad range of expertise in financial and business management to an organization. Recognized as a problem solver, she has been credited with streamlining accounting operations, developing financial reports, recruiting personnel and improving both cash flow and profitability.

Glenna's industry experience includes distribution, transportation, manufacturing, wireless communication and creative service (advertising, design, website & software development, public relations). She has worked with small, privately owned businesses and large, publicly traded companies, but prefers working directly with owners to help them achieve their business goals.

She recognizes the importance of timely financial reports providing owners and managers the information they need to make good business decisions. She develops operating metrics, budgets and forecasts to effectively plan and measure performance.

A native Washingtonian, Glenna received a BA in Business/Accounting from the University of Washington. She started her career as an auditor & information systems consultant with a national public accounting firm where she earned a CPA certification.

Glenna makes her home on Vashon Island and has been active in the community serving on the school board, an arts organization board, and a youth basketball board. She and her husband of over 20 years have two children. They have walked the 50+miles around the island along the beach and enjoy the natural beauty of the Puget Sound, the eagles and the orcas.

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Recent Articles

Weaving Your Net

Networking

I recently attended my son’s Sociology Department graduation ceremony and listened to student speakers talk about “Social Networks”.  Their references were mostly about social safety nets. But, as I listened, I recalled the beginning of my career at B2B CFO when I was told that building business was all about networking. The trouble for me was that I really had no idea what that meant. For the majority of my working life, I had been an employee.  Sure, I had

The Three P’s of Planning

Man Drawing Out Computer Strategy

People. Product. Profit. Those were the elements we used for the annual business planning process in the advertising agency where I spent a good many years of my career. Whether it was because I was part of the finance organization or just the reality of being part of a large, publicly traded entity with quarterly SEC reporting, our planning meeting always ended up being more about profit than anything else.  But, profit doesn’t happen without focusing on people and product.

How We Cut Costs and Improved Morale

Low Prices Everyday Sign

Most employees take satisfaction in knowing that they are contributing to the success of the company. Setting up an incentive program that rewards them for work that exceeds expectations provides tangible evidence of success. However, business owners may struggle to find ways to incentivize their employees for jobs that are not sales related. Most jobs can be tied to some key performance measure that has financial impact and if they cannot, consider updating job description to include other responsibilities. I’d

Jul 1Glenna Mileson

Is it Time to Seek Bank Financing?

Jul 1Glenna Mileson

When the economy went south in the 2008 downturn, many companies found themselves moved into the special assets department of their bank or pushed into a high-interest factoring arrangement. Suddenly those ratios that the banker included in the loan covenants took on significant meaning. A few years of losses ate away at equity built up over years and that once solid bank relationship became all about the numbers. While owners may find it tempting to stick to a factoring or

B2B CFO Sponsors the Vistage Summit

The Seattle Partners of B2B CFO were the proud Platinum Sponsor of the Vistage Executive Summit held at the Seattle Hyatt on May 7th. The event attracted between 400-500, mostly business owners. Pictured left to right: Glenna Mileson, David Lightfoot, Dave Odom, Art Zlystra, Bob Burger, Van Campbell.  Missing: Joe Wehry Local CEOs were invited to “Push your limits. Try new things. Dare to innovate.” Through a series of world class speakers and panels, attendees examined these issues and more

If You Don’t Get Paid, it’s not a Sale, it’s a Gift

While our tagline “Cash We Help You Get It” might sound like bringing in outside investors or new banking relationships to a company, the most common way to get more cash is to better manage the balance sheet. The most obvious place is Accounts Receivable. Better management and quicker payments can pay off in the form of increased liquidity and often lower interest payments for companies that rely on a line of credit advances on Accounts Receivable. I recently had

Congratulations, Art Zylstra

Art Zylstra, one of our Northwest/Seattle Region’s CFO,  will be a guest lecturer at the University of Washington, Bothell for the Entrepreneurial Management Course. He will lecture on how to build a financial plan as part of an overall business plan, includuing creating a sales forecast, personnel plan, budget, and a profit and loss statement.

Welcome to our newest CFO in the Northwest Region

This month, we welcomed Joe Wehry to the Northwest/Seattle Chapter of B2B CFO: Joe is an experienced CFO / Consultant with over 30 years of expertise serving small to mid-ranged companies in finance, accounting, and operations. His background includes working in public accounting, for a Fortune 50 manufacturing company, developing and leading start-up entities as both a principal and consultant. Joe received his BS in Accounting / Finance from Northern Kentucky University and his career began as an accountant for

Do You Know Your Shot Conversion Rate?

JUNE 25, 2013 by Glenna Mileson The morning after the Miami Heat won the 2013 NBA Championship by beating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in an intense game seven, most businesses in America were filled with post game discussion. Even the most casual fan probably knew the score. And those who study the game of basketball , could most likely cite dozens of facts, figures and statistics to explain how Miami came away with the win. Business owners might consider