Virginia Orenstein is the CFO of Heuristics Business Help Inc. and has been the CFO of a major Stainless Steel producer, a multinational tire company and a large building products distributor.
She has a B.A. in accounting and graduate work from Kent State University and is an Ohio CPA (inactive.)
Mother of two and grandmother of seven, she is the former Board Chair of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and serves on the board of The Lakewood Ranch Hospital Auxiliary, Suncoast Digital Press, Inc. and the Friends of The Selby Public Library.
An Impressive Resume:
Business Legend Builders, Inc.. Co-Publisher and Chief Financial Officer of Living On The Suncoast Magazine and The Lakewood Ranch/Out East Business, Directory and The University Park Community Guide.
Heuristics Business Help Inc., Lakewood Ranch, Florida. President of Consulting Group serving accounting and system needs of manufacturing, distribution and service organizations. Integrated shop floor, distribution, and service software with accounting software. Prepared Activity-Based budgets as foundation for major reports and software. Analyzed financial data for client decision makers. Major clients included Trelleborg Monarch, Inc., Industrial Tire and other subsidiaries of the multinational corporation Trelleborg, AB, of Sweden, Logo of the Americas, the U. S. subsidiary of multinational French optical firm, an Ohio metals fabricator, a government agency and a large wholescale landscaping organization.
Design Works/West Florida Distributors, Inc., Sarasota, Florida. CFO for multistate distributor of building products. Managed accounting department, MIS, Human Resources, Coordinated budgeting for all segments of the operation. Implemented distribution software (PRISM) for inventory management and financial reporting at multiple locations.
KB Pensions, Sarasota, Florida.Senior Pensions Executive. Focus on business pension planning, administration, and evaluation. Coordinated enrollment meetings with pension clients. Worked with partners of Kerkering and Barberio, a large regional CPA firm affiliated with KB Pensions, to develop new pension business and integrate existing pension business into the firm. Also worked with financial investment arm of the firm.
Trelleborg Monarch Inc., Hartville, Ohio. CFO for manufacturer of industrial tires. Managed accounting department, MIS, Human Resources, Coordinated budgeting for all segments of the operation. Implemented a 401-K plan, cafeteria employee benefit plan, and coordinated annual health insurance review. Led ABC training session at international financial meeting of parent company, Trelleborg, AB. Developed and implemented ABC system, coordinated software development in an AS-400 and PC environment, and supervised entire financial operations, including national distribution center network and Belgian subsidiary.
Washington Steel Corp., Massillon, Ohio. CFO for major manufacturer employing over 500. Trained managers on financial reporting procedures. Instrumental in the installation and integration of manufacturing and accounting software on IBM mid-range system. Developed a monthly financial report package. Authored several long range planning reports.
Join us in welcoming Virginia Orenstein to the 3.0 Leaders Conference.