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Chris Gwinn, CFA

Founder and Fractional CFO of Midwest CFO, #1 Trainual Certified Consultant of 2021

Hot tip from Chris
You need to be able to document your process, but you also need to make sure that it's being followed by all. So, it's super important that you do receive that buy-in from not only leadership but from everyone in your company.
Achievements
  • Ranked the #1 Trainual Certified Consultant of 2021
  • Helped over 50 businesses scale and systemize their processes
  • Grew Great Lakes Advisory 7X in 2021
  • Self-Implemented EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) at Great Lakes Advisory
  • Member of EOA Chicago (Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator)

About Chris

Chris Gwinn is the Founder and Fractional CFO of Midwest CFO. With a history as a successful serial entrepreneur, Chris specializes in scaling businesses and optimizing financial and operational strategies. Before Midwest CFO, Chris led Great Lakes Advisory (GLA) as CEO, transforming it into a top-tier operations agency. As the #1 Certified Trainual Consultant, he worked with global businesses featured on the Inc. 5000 list. Under Chris’s leadership, GLA scaled by 400%, embraced a 100% remote team, and thrived using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Chris’s journey began in corporate finance at Milwaukee Tool and BNP Paribas, followed by managing over $85MM in assets at Northern Trust. His financial expertise extended to healthcare as the Director of Finance and Operations at Harmony Center, achieving a 500% increase in patient collections and a 300% boost in profitability. A Marquette University alum with a CFA® designation, Chris is passionate about corporate finance, strategic planning, and leadership. Beyond work, he enjoys family time with his wife, Courtney, and son, Oscar, indulging in golf, running, cycling, snowboarding, and quality moments with their Australian Shepherd, Igor. Chris Gwinn is your go-to expert for navigating your business's success!

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