Diane Sugimoto is a corporate executive who brings the financial acumen, analytical understanding and hands-on leadership of a CFO to both corporate positions and client consulting engagements. With more than 40 years’ experience in a variety of executive posts and client assignments across a broad range of industries, she understands the finances and practicalities of corporate organizations and focuses her keen financial eye not only on public audit and tax accounting but on the entire spectrum of private sector financial operations.
Ms. Sugimoto uses her expertise in systems development and capitalization to build rapid growth companies and restructure stalled organizations. Her deep experience in all major financial transactions — including acquisitions, partnerships and investments — combined with her advanced technical knowledge helps her maximize a company’s valuation, capital efficiency and profitable growth. She has served as CFO for numerous growth companies during her career across diverse business sectors, including: consumer and captive insurance, luxury retail consumer goods, home building, telehealth, sustainable agriculture and others.
She co-founded innovative insurance organizations where she guided growth while managing finances. At a leading national retailer, Ms. Sugimoto helped transform the company from three stores to a national chain resulting in an eventual multi-million dollar acquisition.
Ms. Sugimoto is a Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s of Science in marketing and finance, as well as a Masters in accounting with a focus on internal controls. She is also an Authorized Captive Insurance Manager in the State of Delaware.