Christian Geismann

CFO, Schuchart Corporation

Boise, ID

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Christian Geismann is the financial leader for Schuchart, a commercial general contractor serving the Puget Sound region, as well as a respected speaker and author in the broader financial community. At Schuchart, he oversees finance and accounting, HR and IT teams, ensuring that the company is effectively and efficiently serving both internal and external clients. Christian also directs Schuchart's journey into intelligent operations, including automation and data analytics. The company is already realizing benefits through time and financial savings, plus greater insights for managers and employees throughout the organization. Since joining Schuchart, Christian has overseen major changes in the business, as the company's revenues have grown 85% and equity value has tripled. Christian is passionate about lifetime learning and education. He serves as Vice President for the Puget Sound chapter of the CFMA, which provides educational and networking opportunities for the construction finance community. He is responsible for managing the chapter's sponsorship relationships and has more than doubled annual sponsorship funds - this allows the chapter greater resources for quality education. He also works actively with his alma-mater, Western Washington University, incorporating real life business opportunities from the company into classroom projects for current students. One university project analyzed Schuchart's safety records and made thorough recommendations for continuous improvement. Prior to joining Schuchart, Christian spent over ten years in the practice of public accounting in the US and UK, specifically external audit, earning his CPA. Client audit engagements provided a variety of experiences across multiple countries and industries, with both privately-held companies and SEC filers, and of all sizes ranging from pre-revenue stage to over $1B in sales. He managed domestic and international audit teams and served as national leader for the firm’s sustainability services practice. Christian's career vision is to be a business person running a successful organization with a mission to make a lasting positive impact in the community, abiding by a set of core values. Personally, Christian is blessed to be married to a beautiful wife for over 10 years and three wonderful daughters (all 5 years old or younger!) When (if?) he gets a few minutes outside of work and family, he enjoys reading, working out, sports (especially baseball), beer, and traveling around the country and world.

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Apr 2015 - Present

Schuchart

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer for Schuchart, a commercial general contractor with $100 million in annual revenue. Responsible for managing finance, accounting, HR and IT teams. Additionally, directing automation and data analytics implementation, with a focus on developing new workflows and processes to streamline operations and communications.

Oct 2012 - Oct 2014

Moss Adams LLP

Audit Senior Manager and Sustainability Services National Leader

Worked extensively with larger middle-market private companies and accelerated SEC filers. Coordinated local and multi-national financial statement audits with various teams operating concurrently throughout the world. Industries include manufacturing, construction, real estate, software, and transport. Delivered excellent client service by acting as a trusted advisor. This included establishing relationships with an emphasis on the long-term, anticipating client needs, meeting deadlines using efficient methods and processes, and corresponding frequently. Experience allowed for thoughtful communications with boards of directors, audit committees, and executive management. Served as national leader for the Moss Adams Sustainability Services Group, advancing the strategic plan to provide sustainability reporting and assurance services as well as directing Moss Adams CSR initiatives and the Moss Adams CSR Report. Also served on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Sustainability Task Force, representing the firm in CPA sustainabilty reporting matters and developing authoritative guidance for attest engagements on sustainability reporting, such as greenhouse gas emissions information. Maintained a focus on international services, leveraging experiences gained working at Mazars in London. Maintained active network of professionals with various backgrounds/speciaties throughout the world. Knowledgeable in IFRS and leads audits for clients reporting under IFRS and consulting engagements for clients reporting from US GAAP to IFRS. Previously served on a task force for the AICPA to develop CPA examination questions specific to IFRS.

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Oct 2010 - Sep 2012

Mazars

Senior Manager

Led engagement teams and managed projects within the Industry and Commerce audit practice of Mazars UK. Served public and private corporate clients in the technology, manufacturing, construction, real estate, film production, energy, defense, and transport industries. Directed coordination of group audits as the parent company auditor for numerous international entities, including development of group instructions, communications with subsidiary audit teams, and review of subsidiary auditors’ results. Also contributed as subsidiary company auditor for numerous entities headquartered in the US and France, seamlessly communicating with parent company auditors and completing work on-time. Worked on-site with companies in numerous countries, including UK, US, India, Singapore, and Qatar. Co-leader for sustainability reporting and assurance services offering by Mazars UK, assisting to develop and execute strategic plan for services to perform.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2010

Moss Adams LLP

Senior Manager

Education

1999 - 2004

BA, Economics/Accounting

1995 - 1999

Shorecrest High School

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