Marc W. Shirley
About Marc W. Shirley
Marc has been providing financial and strategic leadership to create value and build cash flow in various businesses and operations for more than 26 years. He works to identify previously unrecognized opportunities, to free up resources and to build organizational capability to achieve business goals. His experience includes consumer products, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and manufacturing and he has successfully built market share, savings and profits across the globe including on the ground experience in Canada, Mexico, Western Europe, Middle East as well as multiple U.S. markets.
Before becoming a CFO, he achieved a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame and built a successful career in corporate finance with the Procter & Gamble Company. The best part of working for Procter & Gamble was the “Do the right thing” culture and an extreme focus on concise, transparent and actionable communication. His corporate career included leadership positions in Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, Logistics, Licensing, Divestures, Joint Ventures, Budgeting, Forecasting, General Ledger, Cost Accounting and Controller responsibilities.
Marc works with business owners to provide perspective and to develop choices and flexible plans for building Sales, Profits, Cash Flow and Company Value. He has a toolbox of skills and a commitment to help people build their capability to grow their business. Some areas that Marc has helped others learn new skills include manufacturing work systems, technical problem solving, work process improvements, writing and interpersonal communication as well as financial analysis, budgeting and accounting skills.
Marc grew up in the Kansas City area where he graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance and Economics. One of his favorite memories was working as a waiter during college because it offered the chance to create a wonderful experience for his customers. After spending most of their adult years away, Marc and his wife Carol were grateful for the opportunity to return to their hometown in 2008. They have launched two adult children and are enjoying all the activities that go with raising four children ranging from ages 8 to 15. During winter weekends and holidays, Marc merges his love of teaching and skiing as a ski instructor at the resort in nearby Weston, Missouri.
- University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
- Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
Certificates & Licenses:
- Master of Business Administration,
- Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance
- The FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group),
- Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee,
- Beta Gamma Sigma