Experienced CFO.

CMA designated.

CFO of the year. 

Business Advisor 

Public Speaker. 

Professor.  

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Principal, The CFO Centre

As a principal with the CFO Centre, my role involves working with small, mid-sized organizations and startups to provide part time CFO services. This allows organizations to leverage my experience, expertise and leadership at a fraction of the cost of a traditional full time CFO. I have worked extensively in remote/virtual environments and also provide virtual CFO services.

Tel: 905-699-1634 | Email: vinnie.recile@thecfocentre.ca

My Experience

I am a finance and business leader with 25 years of corporate management and consulting experience within financial services, manufacturing, CPG and technology. I have served in several senior financial roles within Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Canadian Tire Financial Services and Accenture. In the past 10 years, I have also served as a CFO, COO and senior business adviser, helping fund, launch and support growth in the technology and e-commerce sectors and small to mid-sized businesses. I have led financial operations for e-commerce and private sector clients from seed to multi-million dollar organizations. I specialize in securing private debt and equity funding, government funding and lending and has worked with startups and mid-sized growth organizations to ensure working capital and cash needed to scale. My expertise also includes building, and leading local and remote teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia. I have a proven track record of success in developing the necessary financial and operational infrastructure needed to scale for rapid expansion and growth. I hold a black belt in Six Sigma and has implemented operational and efficiency initiatives that have driven millions in cost savings for organizations such as General Electric and Canadian Tire Financial Services, along with private organizations. My experience includes leading the transition of US based organizations through tax savings initiatives including the setup of off-shore banking and secured key tax declarations that led to a tax rate reduction from over 30% to 4%. I was recognized by the California Senate as a CFO of the year in the Southern California region for her efforts in driving cost savings, improving cash flow and securitization of funding and debt restructuring. I am also a professor of management accounting in Southwest Ontario, serve on the board of directors for Arts Milton and am a Scout Leader. I hold a CMA accounting designation and an Honors Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Brock University.   

Key Accomplishments

  • Led several businesses through key capital raises to secure over $80M in seed and growth capital investments for startup/growth businesses including SBA and private equity.  
  • Project managed global remote teams for key client engagements that drove exponential revenue growth and improved gross margins through the development of key metrics, project management expertise and the development of remote work frameworks (Teams across North America, Switzerland, Southeast Asia and Philippines).  
  • Led high growth organization through transition to Puerto Rico, and secured tax declaration to transition from  tax rate over 30% to 4%.
  • Successfully managed acquisitions and partner buyouts through the securitization of capital, due diligence and negotiated exits.  
  • Successfully secured and led infrastructure development of credit card processing for multi-million organization in the CBD industry. 
  • Developed key strategic plan including multi-million  investment into re-branding for key Canadian retail brand and successfully implementing re-branding and repositioning strategy across over 450 retail locations
  • Led multiple startup organizations through business valuations, securing series A and B funding and led financial management from pre-revenue to successful exit

Education & Awards

  • Certified Management Accountant 
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting
  • Six Sigma Certified
  •  CFO of the Year Recipient from the California Senate  
  • Board advisor for Togally, LLC, Silent Action, LLC and Sleepy Lites Inc.
  • Recipient of Top 10% Performance award with Upwork Corporation
  • Received Global Reward and Recognition for HE Growth Initiative project, NBC Universal
  • Received NBCU Diversity Leadership award, received Global Reward for re-vamp of Trade Spend project 
  • Board Member for Arts Milton, Young Friends of the Opera, Member of Young Friends of Norton Museum, NPI Professional Network Board of Directors, member of Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Real estate Networking (CREW) 
  • Recipient of Canadian Tire Business Development Award for Leadership 
  • Recipient of GE Six Sigma award for completing 3 Six Sigma projects in 1yr 
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors for the Women’s Consumer Product Network 
  • Recipient of 3 GE Employee Awards for contributions to direct marketing cost-out initiatives, and for software development contributions 


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