John Kuhlke CPA
Lifetime Member - Dallas
John was CFO Partner in Dallas from 2015 to 2018. He returned to an accounting leadership role in industry. John has a broad range of experience in accounting, financial, and operations management. He has served at the C-level over the last 25 years as an innovative and internationally experienced Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Controller in construction, international sales and distribution, and professional services.
John began his career with a Big 4 accounting firm in Minneapolis, serving public and private clients, performing audits in banking, brokerage, distribution, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing and portfolio companies. During his tenure in public accounting, he performed due diligence and led acquisition audit teams including a Fortune 500 client. In addition, he is experienced with SEC engagements, public offerings, debt restructuring and statutory audits in the insurance industry.
In addition, John has been a leader in the professional services industry, bringing stability and growth to businesses, implementing new systems and developing best practices. His ability to improve and strengthen operations in accounting, finance, human relations, information technology, marketing, inventory control and customer service, produced business growth and profitability.
As CFO and board member of the U.S. subsidiary of a $2 billion international company which is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions in industrial applications, John helped turn around the company to become the largest and most profitable subsidiary in the group. He also led global business unit initiatives, including evaluation and selection of fully integrated ERP systems, international reporting, and transfer pricing studies.
John is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in both Texas and Minnesota. He has served on Boards of Directors and in leadership roles for various non-profits and other organizations.