About Us

 
Uniquely Qualified to Drive Your Business

CFO-2U is uniquely qualified to help guide your Company’s business goals to reality.  We have significant experience in both entrepreneurial as well as highly-regulated SEC Companies throughout the business lifecycle from inception through exit.  Our consultants have significant industry experience in C-Level roles including Founder, CEO and CFO, with a deep concentration in financial services, specialty business finance, financial institutions and SEC registrants. 

 

We have access to a national network of business professionals to ensure you receive the level of talent meeting your objectives.  Engagements are highly flexible and tailored to help you reach your goals.

Mark DeBacker, CPA
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CFO-2U Founder

CFO-2U was founded by Mark DeBacker, CEO, after a successful career as a financial services executive with roles including CEO and CFO of an equipment finance specialty finance company, two banks, one an SEC registrant, and a hospital and comprehensive healthcare system. He started his career in public accounting at Deloitte and maintains an active CPA License. He is a recognized leader in the development of small- business lending channels. 

 

Mark's extensive experience includes leading capital and debt raises, M&A, information technology transformations, and overall corporate growth.  Mark founded an INC 5000 fast-growth specialty finance company, overseeing all aspects of company formation and development, including business development, credit underwriting, capital markets, treasury management, compliance, information systems, operations, finance and accounting, and a SOC-certified servicing platform. 

Accomplishments
  • Led the development of lending platform responsible for over $250MM in organic originations.

  • Created capital markets distribution channels for over $225MM in specialty-finance loans.

  • Developed regulatory-compliant national distribution network for business loans.

  • Launched a NASDAQ listing for a bank as CFO. 

  • Implemented a SOX-compliant infrastructure for a publicly-traded bank.

  • Oversaw the accounting/financial reporting for a $1B+ revenue healthcare organization.

  • Directly managed multiple entity-wide information system conversions.

  • Developed an award-winning corporate culture, including recognition as a regional "best places to work."

  • Community-leader including significant not-for-profit and volunteer community involvement.

  • Oversaw and fostered the professional development of numerous executive officers and CFO's in a variety of industries, including banks, specialty finance, healthcare, education and public accounting.

Specialties Include:
  • Financial Institutions

  • Specialty Finance

  • Fintech

  • Contract CFO

  • Healthcare

  • Consulting

  • Auditing

  • Risk Management

  • Financial Oversight & Strategic Planning

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Information Technology

  • Talent Recruiting and Development

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