Governing Body Spotlight

Co-Chair of the Los Angeles CFO Community

Joe Rumley



I am someone who likes to pursue different positions periodically to continue to learn and grow. After many years in public accounting, I accepted a CFO position with a company recently listed on NASDAQ to help it transition to a public company. After several years with the public company, I moved to a private company that was in the process of completing a significant acquisition to help it move to the next level of accounting, financial reporting, and business plan execution. 

Learn more about leaders in the Los Angeles CFO community here.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Never comprise ethical decision making.

With disruption being a key theme of the past year, where do you see your role as a financial leader going in the next 1-2 years?

Following a recent acquisition, continue to help evolve and grow the company as it executes its business strategy.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CFO?

Never stop learning, and welcome new challenges to keep improving your skills and job satisfaction.

Tell us a couple fun facts about yourself.

  • Army brat born in Okinawa.
  • Attended a different elementary school each year because of military relocations.
  • Hiked Mount Whitney.

What is the value of participating in a professional community through Evanta?

Meeting new people, building on existing networks and learning from other’s perspectives.


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