Paul Samek has more than 30 years of C-suite experience in four CFO roles, including one for a $2B public company. He has significant expertise in finance, operations, and business administration.
Samek provides CEO, C-suite, and board advising and consulting. His core competencies include M&A, post-merger integrations, process design, finance/accounting organization management, strategy, and financial planning and analysis.
Samek has completed 20 M&A transactions, planned, and executed 8 post-merger business integrations, led global initiatives in over 30 countries, and re-engineered 3 successful turnarounds. His industry expertise includes technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial, and services sectors. Since 2005, Samek has served as the president of the CFO advisory services firm PCS Consulting. There he has led 8 major advising projects on issues such as capital formation, IPO readiness / Sarbanes-Oxley evaluation, strategic and operational planning, business modeling, and financial planning and analysis.
Before becoming a CEO and CFO Advisor, Samek was CFO and SVP at CellStar Corporation, a $2B public company. Some of his major accomplishments there included implementing a new risk management strategy that reduced costs by $2M, driving a $125M recapitalization, and directing the company’s Asian IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Before this, Samek served as CFO of Spectranetics Corporation, a global public company where he spearheaded an investor relations program that yielded a 364% increase in share price, and implemented a new business model that led to the company’s first annual operating profit in 17 years. Prior to this, Samek served as CFO of Nash Engineering Corporation ($200M privately held), CFO of Allsteel, Inc. ($200M manufacturer), and Chief Accounting Officer for Concurrent Computer ($300M publicly traded technology company). He began his career with Motorola, Inc., and Deloitte and Touche, LLP.
Samek has a BS in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University and is a CPA. He is an advisory board member for the Alliance Capital Real Estate Group, and is a member of numerous professional organizations.