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About Stratton Ltd

Stratton Ltd was founded by Carl Stratton to provide small businesses in the Philadelphia area with the opportunity to obtain CFO-level services at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time CFO.

We work with entrepreneurial business owners looking to take their businesses to the next level.  We typically help them do so by improving the financial information available, through better planning, by helping raise capital, and by offloading financial management tasks from the owner.

Our current clients include a therapy staffing firm, a nine-location restaurant chain, a real estate investment and management company, a landscaping contractor, and a digital marketing agency.   Our typical client has between $2 million and $15 million in annual revenues.  Most of our clients have at least doubled their revenues over the past five years and intend to do so again in the next three-to-five years.

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About Carl Stratton

Carl brings a wealth of diverse experience to bear on the challenges and opportunities facing his clients.

He has over 25 years’ of CFO and entrepreneurial experience in a wide range of industries.  He has been the CFO of two public companies, raised over $700 million in debt and equity capital, and built and managed the finance and accounting functions of several start-up companies in which annual sales growth exceeded 50%.   In one of his CFO positions he was on the investment committee which approved $1 million to $5 million investments in small businesses located in the US and Canada.  He has successfully sold two of his businesses, one as CFO and one he founded and operated.  Before going to business school and launching his CFO career, Carl started as a Chemical Engineer working in a manufacturing plant with DuPont.

Carl holds a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA Degree from University of North Carolina.  He is a CPA (inactive).

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