CFO Services Group Team
President & CEO
An entrepreneur with diverse accounting experience and a love for sharing knowledge, Manuel “Manny” Cosme is driven to help other small businesses. Working in large and small companies – and for himself – Manny witnessed that ongoing struggles with financial responsibilities often hold businesses back from their goals. He saw a solution and made it happen with the creation of CFO Services Group.
With more than 15 years of focus on managing finances and administration, Manny has the high-level experience and training that his clients need and want. He worked as a financial statement auditor in a national public accounting firm and left to join a small accounting firm focusing on bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation for small businesses. He jumped at the opportunity to purchase the payroll processing portion of the business and incorporated it under the name of PBSG, Inc. After three years, he successfully positioned the company and sold it to a major competitor, Fortune 500 payroll company ADP.
Having realized how much he loved running a business, Manny began looking for an opportunity to create one from the ground up as he gained more management experience. He became the accounting manager for the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and then moved across the country to accept the position of Chief Financial Officer for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C.
After three years as CFO, Cosme felt the time was right to launch his new business. He created CFO Services Group in 2012 and looks forward to building a national clientele. “I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit and I believe in helping others.”
Manny credits his training as a relationship coach and his spiritual studies for his approach to understanding and advising his clients.
“Listening, educating, being proactive. Those are the ways I can make a difference,” he said. “Owners seem comfortable talking to me and that helps head off problems.”
In addition to leading the team at CFO Services Group, Cosme serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for both the Equality Chamber of Commerce DC Metro Area and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is Finance Chair for Entrepreneur Organization DC Accelerator program.
Manny graduated summa cum laude from the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College in California, with a dual major in Accounting and Economics and a minor in Mathematics.
Accounting Services Manager
Lin Walker is a primary point of contact at CFO Services Group and her extensive business background provides a broad perspective for helping you with day-to-day details and big-picture decision making. She has been with the firm since June 2017 and also has experience in the nonprofit accounting sector, hands-on operations management at smaller businesses, and HR expertise.
Previously a Senior Lead Accountant and now our Accounting Team Manager, Lin works with the team to make sure we’re delivering the best service possible. She onboards new clients, provides CFO-level consulting and strategy, conducts quality control reviews of client files, and provides training through our Education programs, as well as internal training to strengthen the skills of our growing staff. Lin is devoted to developing a strong team. “We all work well together and my mission is to build on that teamwork with consistency, new skills, and communication.”
Previously she served as senior accountant for the donor-advised fund Razoo Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, where she supervised and ran disbursements of millions of dollars in donations. She also was the operations manager at Garza Law Firm in Rockville, Maryland, and HR and accounting manager at Global HealthCare China in Shanghai. Previous positions provided her a solid foundation of accounting and bookkeeping skills. Her experiences created a strong appreciation for diversity. “I’ve worked and traveled all over the world. I love knowing different people and different cultures. I’m an open-minded person to work with,” she said.
When her career took her to China, she volunteered at an orphanage for children awaiting surgery and adoption. Outside of the office, Walker loves traveling “to anywhere with water.”
Lin is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University-Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Senior Lead Accountant
Lead Accountant Georgia Crutchfield brings 15 years of Accounting Management & Controller experience to our team, with 10+ specialized years in nonprofit accounting and auditing. Her broad range of skills covers management accounting for small businesses, government & compliance, bookkeeping, tax, nonprofit organizations, and auditing.
She is a passionate and dedicated individual who is happiest viewing her love for accounting through the window of seeing her clients grow and thrive. She takes great pride in implementing accounting processes and procedures for organizations to help them set a foundation for development.
Originally from Alabama, she received her formal education in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Martin and now resides in Tennessee with her husband and children. Georgia enjoys utilizing her attention to detail in all facets of her life, including but not limited to rebuilding and preserving her collection of classic American cars.
Angela Conway is a Lead Accountant with over 20 years of accounting experience, including many years at the Controller position. She has primarily worked with small businesses and has extensive experience in a multitude of accounting and human resources roles. Angela also has experience leading accounting teams and advising managers in budgeting, forecasting, cash flow, financial statements, and other management issues. She has worked extensively with QuickBooks and has taught the software program to newer accounting professionals.
Angela is originally from upstate New York and moved to South Carolina in 1995 after obtaining her Accounting Degree at SUNY Oneonta. She has taught Business Mathematics at the college level and obtained a Master of Management degree in South Carolina. She’s currently working on her Master of Business Administration.
Angela is a dedicated individual with a passion for helping small to mid-size businesses and their owners. She is resourceful and efficient and is an effective communicator with attention to detail. Angela is diligent and focused in her work.
In her free time, she enjoys her three sons and her pets. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, loves sightseeing and trying out local restaurants.
Melissa Johnson MJ)
About Melissa (MJ)
Melissa (MJ) Johnson is a skilled Controller with SaaS and independent bookkeeping experience in hospitality, non-profit, tax preparation, and a variety of small business industries. Her expertise encompasses all aspects of accrual accounting, including but not limited to oversight of A/R, A/P, payroll, taxes, invoicing, reporting, audits, procurement, inventory, sales tax, human resources, and more.
She is meticulous and prompt, and thoroughly enjoys helping small business owners organize their accounts. As an advocate of accuracy and ethics, she focuses on efficiency and precision while building a stable rapport with clients.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, MJ now enjoys the beauty of the countryside in the small, industrial town of Waynesboro, Virginia. She delights in spending time with friends at local establishments, loving on her daughter and two dogs, and fixing up her house in an eclectic and modern style.
Full Charge Accountant
Kristi Bottoms brings in-depth customer service experience as well as a passion for working with small businesses from her time in Old Town Alexandria where she worked for several years at one of the boutique shops learning the ins and outs of a small business. Kristi then got her start in accounting by working with smaller, independent businesses in the DMV area building on the foundations of accounting.
Kristi is a graduate of George Mason University with a BS in Business. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of accounting practices and growing in the field with the guidance of the CFO team. She puts getting certified and broadening her skills with a variety of accounting software and technology at the top of her career goals list.
In her spare time, Kristi loves to read and travel. Originally from Tennessee, she currently resides in Michigan with her husband.
Full Charge Accountant
Lauren Gilson, a Baltimore native, brings a variety of professional experiences to her Associate Accountant position at CFO Services Group.
She was awarded a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at Alfred University NYSCC, and after international gallery shows and professional artistic initiatives, she returned to Baltimore to regroup. Lauren continued her creative work specializing in murals and design, while simultaneously gaining experience in various industries including manufacturing, retail, and food service. Through these positions, she gained intimate knowledge managing inventories, internal reporting, and costing strategies. After over five years of building relationships with creatives and small business owners, she saw an opportunity to blend her creativity, social skills, and a lifelong love of mathematics, by returning to school to pursue a CPA certification.
Lauren’s commitment to her community is reflected in her work ethic. Her experience with small businesses has strengthened her creative problem-solving skills and understanding of the value of teamwork. These relationships reinforced her philosophy of the importance of respect, joy, and harmony in a successful work environment. She believes that sensitivity to details and a can-do attitude make any task an exciting challenge, and any communication an opportunity to connect. Through numerous years in customer service and recent work in a Tax Accounting Internship, Lauren finds great satisfaction in guiding others and conveying nuanced information.
In her downtime, Lauren likes to visit with her network of family and friends, as well as maintain her personal art practices.
Full Charge Accountant
Amber brings eight years of accounting experience in various industries to the table, along with a strong background in customer service, social services, and law enforcement. She began her accounting career with a small local CPA firm, specializing in accounting for small businesses and individual income tax preparation. She has worked for a global publicly traded manufacturing company as a Staff Accountant, and a small, locally owned retail pharmacy chain as the Assistant Controller. Through those experiences, she learned that what she loves most about accounting is helping small business owners and nonprofits realize their dreams.
Amber discovered her passion for accounting after taking a personal financial planning course. She returned to school and completed her education, graduating first with two Associates degrees from her local community college. She then graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting from Western Carolina University (Go Cats!). She is currently a CPA candidate, studying to sit for the exam.
Amber is originally from Canton, NC, but now resides in Johnson City, TN with her wife and adult child. Her passion for accounting is only rivaled by her passion for dogs. She currently has three rescue dogs named Obi, Kenzi, and Beckett. When she isn’t working diligently to assist small business and nonprofits with their accounting needs, she is advocating for animal rescue groups, spay/neuter programs, and fighting against breed-specific legislation.
Deven Trammell started his career in Management. After graduating from Pensacola Christian College, He stayed there for three years on staff as a Residence Manager. His customer service skills and management abilities are both skills that he brings to CFO Service Group.
He graduated from Pensacola with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Management. While working as a Residence Manager, He coordinated maintenance and environmental services projects to ensure that both buildings he managed were well maintained. He helped mediate between student issues and any possible parental issues.
After moving to Arizona, he began working for a mortgage company has a loan specialist. His attention to detail ensured that loans were processed both in a timely and correct fashion. Wanting to improve himself as an accountant, he started working on his Masters’s degree in Accounting through Liberty University with the intention of pursuing his CPA license.
In His free time, Deven likes to work out, read and spend time playing with his dog Tank.
Melissa is an experienced Associate Accountant currently pursuing her degree in Business Analytics and Information Systems with a minor in Accounting from the University of South Florida. She has an educational background in anthropology and over 10 years’ experience working with smaller businesses in office management and administration. Working closely with a small public accounting firm for several years, Melissa has a multifaceted view of bookkeeping and accounting that helped her realize her interest in these fields.
Melissa has worked with smaller companies that have both small business and larger firm clientele and ensures that every client she works with feels they have a concierge experience. She provides her full attention while treating each client with compassion and understanding. Melissa also thrives in learning new software, platforms, systems, and processes.
Melissa happily resides in sunny Florida, and loves walking in local parks in her free time. She also enjoys attending art and cultural festivals and spending time genuinely connecting with and learning from others.
Fractional CFO Team
Kristoffer Burnett (Kris)
Financial Planning & Analysis Lead
About Kristoffer (Kris)
Kris Burnett joins our team as a Financial Planning & Analysis Lead with over 15 years of management accounting and financial planning experience. He is thrilled to utilize his background to help our clients understand the “story” of their business from a financial perspective, and will support our clients with Planning, Cash Flow, Sales & Revenue, and Operations projects to build the foundation on which they can grow.
Kris’s experience includes but is not limited to financial services, manufacturing, and retail. He previously volunteered with SCORE, a small business mentoring nonprofit organization, helping aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners launch and grow their businesses. He especially enjoys developing efficient ways for small business owners to understand the more complicated aspects of their finances.
Kris received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Wichita State University, subsequently earning his MBA from Emporia State University. He held his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification for 10 years, substantiating his vast knowledge in the areas of financial management, financial planning, analysis, control, decision support, and professional ethics.
Kris was born, raised, and currently resides in the Wichita, Kansas area, but frequently spends his time in Dallas, Texas where his two grown daughters live. He is always interested in exploring new hobbies, but he currently enjoys watching football and basketball, hiking, building websites, learning, and exercising.
Chance Browning is the Growth Manager at CFO Services Group, with over 15 years of experience in marketing, advertising, and community engagement.
He was previously the Head of Strategic Engagement at Caregiver Action Network, and consulted for both Reingold and ScoutComms, which served a variety of nonprofit clients in the military and veterans community. His work there focused on strategic planning, storytelling, media relations, nonprofit programing, and public and community relations. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Communications and Marketing for Student Veterans of America. He has also worked as a political organizer at the state, local, and presidential level.
Chance holds a MA in Political Communications from American University, which included completing both the Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute and the Campaign Management Institute. He also earned my BFA in Theatre from Midwestern State University. His passion throughout his career has been giving voice to underrepresented populations, which has included advocating on behalf of veterans and military families, within education policy, and on behalf of the LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Vice President of Growth
Christopher Reynoso comes to CFO Services Group after a long and successful career in direct sales and sales team management. Chris most recently served as the Sales Manager for Professional Small Business Solutions, a consulting firm that provided human resources and payroll services to growing small businesses throughout the State of California. Prior to that he served as an inside sales representative for a management consulting firm.
Through his previous experiences and professional development, Morgan is well equipped to listen and identify unique needs of individuals and offer creative solutions to bring about desired results. He is a problem solver at heart and will work with you to develop and implement systems to strengthen your infrastructure to save you time and resources…and ultimately deliver success.
Chris is a native of Northern California. He attended the prestigious University of California at Berkeley (“Cal” as locals call it), where he majored in Business Administration, and is a Golden Bears fan for life! Although he now resides in the Washington DC area, he regularly goes back to his hometown to attend Cal football games and enjoy the serenity of the California Bay Area.
Chris is excited to work with small but growing businesses and non-profits to address their unique challenges and help them achieve their goals.
Community Engagement Lead
Paola has resided in Fairfax, VA her whole life and adores Northern Virginia for all the natural beauty it has. She loves connecting with other people as well as connecting with nature. She is an Honor’s graduate from George Mason University with a BA in International Studies. Her lifetime dream is serving her community via non-profit work and volunteering in the community. She is very involved in volunteering; from packing meals for the less fortunate, serving food in shelters, handing out care packages to the homeless in winter, and many more activities within her local community. She also serves the Childhood Cancer community, a cause very close to her heart.
With over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, event management, and running her own business, she brings a wide range of expertise to the table. She has worked for many prestigious businesses in the Metropolitan Area, as well as some of the largest nonprofit organizations. With this experience, she branched off to run her own business coordinating, planning and running major festivals and events in the City of Alexandria. While operating her own business and juggling it all, she learned firsthand the struggles that many small business owners face from managing day-to-day challenges to get to the bigger picture. This experience is a vital aspect of her professional growth and she is thankful to utilize it to serve other businesses by building relationships, along with defining and serving the needs of her clients with her skills as both a great team player and a leader.
When she is not working, she loves spending time with her big loud family. She also keeps busy raising two beautiful daughters, with the oldest daughter attending college in NY and her youngest coding her way through middle school. Her favorite television show is The Office, and she and truly believes she has found her forever family here with CFO Services Group.
Steven “Steve” Moses was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Prince George’s County, MD. Steve is a seasoned Sales Professional with over 13 years of experience. He has experience in various industries and is constantly staying abreast of changing trends. Steve has a proven success record of sales and business development, as well as training and professional development.
Steve’s leadership, communication, and teaching ability were recognized as he was nominated as a Combat Instructor in the United States Air Force. He participated in several successful missions with his fellow Squadron members in support of Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was awarded several medals, including the Armed Forces Air Expeditionary Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. With the next chapter in sight, Steve took a position working in the Pentagon maintaining equipment connectivity and functionality. This position led him to his work with the Federal Government at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and The National Institutes of Health. During this time, Steve decided to complete his education that began after graduating High Point High School at Salisbury State University. He enrolled in Strayer University and attended classes year-round until he completed his degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance and Economics. Armed with the newfound knowledge and confidence, he started a small moving company in 2005, serving the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. This provides Steve a unique perspective into the challenges business owners face on a daily basis. He has a passion for helping others avoid these pitfalls therefore striving to provide high level service and understanding of each client’s unique needs and challenges.
He decided to enter the sales world as a means of being of service to others. He has an extensive and successful background in one of the toughest realms of sales, business to business door to door. Serving various industries, Steve developed a knack for connecting clients with the appropriate service/product by providing focus, time, and patience with everyone he encounters.
When not working Steve enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, exercising, coaching, and connecting with new people.
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