vcfo welcomes Elbert Johnson as Consulting CFO for the Austin market

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Elbert Johnson joined the vcfo team as a Consulting CFO for the Austin market earlier this year.

Elbert Johnson joined the vcfo team as a Consulting CFO for the Austin market earlier this year. Elbert is a highly accomplished senior finance professional with nearly 30 years of experience. He is particularly skilled in implementing effective cost-control strategies, improving business operations and bottom-line profitability, using analytical skills to support corporate decision making, and managing diverse organizational teams to improve revenues while retaining top talent.

A trusted financial advisor to corporate management teams, Elbert brings a broad background working with manufacturing, consumer product, and family-owned businesses to improve financial and operational performance. He is comfortable to roll up his sleeves and work closely with corporate leaders, managers, and clerical employees to improve their business. He has a strong track record of helping companies strengthen their balance sheets and improve their long-term profitability.

“We are thrilled to have Elbert as part of the vcfo Austin team, and our clients already love working with him,” said Cristina Silingardi, Vice President of vcfo. “His strategic leadership, vast depth and breadth of knowledge, and experience with managing diverse teams help further vcfo’s mission to make companies stronger. His forte lies in being a trusted partner to organizational leadership teams, which has become synonymous with vcfo’s services.”

Before joining vcfo, Elbert served as Controller, CFO, and Vice President for organizations such as NBG Home, Missouri Walnut, Advanced Sleep, and Premier Designs, Inc. He designed and implemented a private-label credit card program that reduced credit card fees by 75% and grew revenue by 25% in first year; led a severely cash-strapped company through seven months of operations and successful sale to a third party; negotiated reopening a shuttered manufacturing facility with investment help from Pennsylvania’s economic development department, and selected and implemented ERP systems.

Of joining vcfo, Elbert says, “I am excited to join vcfo. I truly enjoy problem solving and working with corporate leaders to make their company stronger. I love to learn new things and to help people succeed.”

Elbert has a BA in History and an MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He also holds the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certificate in Forensic Accounting.

About vcfo
vcfo provides an integrated suite of finance, HR and recruiting support, including outsourcing and consulting solutions that improve operational performance and optimize productivity. Founded in 1996, vcfo pioneered the concept of the “Virtual CFO” with its original core offering of fractional or part-time CFO solutions. For over 25 years, we have worked with more than 5,000 clients, evolving our service offerings and geographical footprint to meet new industry and market needs—expanding what we offer, the value we provide, and the way we deliver it. At vcfo, our mission is always to make your company stronger. Learn more at

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