Roy Rafalco, J.D.

Roy Rafalco, J.D.

Having the right financial and business expertise on your team can give your organization a significant competitive advantage and enable you to exceed your business objectives.

I specialize in helping companies achieve success by developing unique solutions to meet their challenges and opportunities. My experience includes working with companies across a range of industries, including software technology, medical devices, and network connectivity. My focus with clients is business and financial leadership, guiding their ability to grow, optimize and protect their business, including:

  • Advising on M&A Opportunities
  • Analyzing & Reducing Costs/Debt
  • Assessing Critical Business Issues
  • Attracting Investment Capital
  • Assessing Company Value for Sale
  • Advising on Legal & Financial Issues
  • Improving Cash Flow
  • Building Strong Financial Teams
  • Controlling Legal Expenditures
  • Providing Innovative Strategies
  • Improving Banking Relationships
  • Implementing Internal Controls

If you are a private, public or global company seeking to expand, change, or sell your business, you need a strong leader on your team who you can trust to properly advise you and guide you through all of your crucial financial and business matters. I have over 30 years of diverse industry and business leadership experience, including CEO, CFO, and general counsel roles. I bring a very unique skill set and commitment to excellence that enables me to quickly add value and deliver measurable results, and have led or personally delivered:

  • Resolution of defaulted bank debt, bringing expenditures in line with revenue and refinancing debt with better terms -- paying off bank debt within 3 years
  • Identification of key growth opportunities with a company CEO and successfully launching a new product line into a competitive marketplace, resulting in 30% CAGR growth within the first three years
  • Integration of two competing operating companies and successfully leveraging synergies from the mergers, creating $5.6M in annual savings within the first year
  • Reducing accounts receivable from 55 days to 33 days sales outstanding (DSO); generating $2M in cash
  • Multiple profitable exits of private equity owned portfolio companies

I joined the Florida CFO Group in 2019 with over 30 years of experience leading private and publicly held companies in financial and business management roles and enjoy the challenge of working with growth companies to shape and realize their business plans. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. I a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).

Professional experience: Budget & Cash Flow Optimization, Business Process Improvement, Business Strategy, Complex Contract Review (Domestic & International), Contract Negotiation, Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Human Resources Leadership, International Trade, Managerial Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Startups, Technology Implementation, Turnarounds.

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"For ten years, as CEO at Freedom Scientific, Roy reported to me as CFO and General Counsel. He was my second in command, and the best CFO I have had the pleasure to work with. His combination of financial leadership and legal oversight skills was essential for growing a global leader in assistive technology."
Mr. Lee Hamilton
CEO and President
Freedom Scientific


"As CFO and General Counsel at VFO, Roy was a diligent, dedicated and high performing leader and partner for me as the CEO."
Mr. John Blake
CEO and President
VFO Group B.V.