Michelle Carlton is a seasoned business professional with over 30 years of experience. Her skill sets include strategic planning, financial management, accounting, and business development. This career journey through many diverse business sectors has equipped her with a unique blend of business acumen and leadership capabilities.
Over the past decade, Michelle has been a fractional CFO for companies in industries as varied as agriculture, marketing, real estate, construction, manufacturing, and pharmacy. In these roles, she led initiatives including financial modeling, equity valuation, financial planning and analysis, M&A, and financial reporting.
Prior to consulting, Michelle was CFO for a marketing firm, a franchise owner, and CFO for a wholesale and retail distributor. Her ability to significantly enhance and streamline financial processes, reduce closing cycles, and improve overall efficiency through strategic planning proved invaluable to these companies. Managing complex financial operations, developing effective business strategies, and leading diverse teams has been a cornerstone of her career.
Complementing Michelle’s professional background is her academic achievement of earning an MBA with the University of Phoenix and B.S. degree in both Accounting and Managerial Finance from Florida Southern College. Additionally, she served as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor in Finance for undergraduate studies for the University of Phoenix.