August 31, 2023

CEFO Advisors Announces 3 Internal Promotions

Pat McGowan has been named Chief Operating Officer.  In his new role, McGowan will be responsible for business development, project and client management, and various internal initiatives that will allow for the future growth of CEFO Advisors.

McGowan joined CEFO Advisors in July 2022 as a Fractional CFO.  He has more than 30 years of experience as a finance and operations professional working with companies including Fidelity Investments, Informz, Six Flags Great Escape and Resort, and Construction Industry Solutions.

He earned his undergraduate degree from SUNY Cortland and his MBA from Bentley University and in 2014 was named one of the Capital District’s CFOs of the year by the Albany Business Review.

Kevin Bergeron has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.   Bergeron joined CEFO Advisors in August 2022 as a Controller.  He has more than 13 years of professional experience in the accounting and finance fields with an expertise in construction and real estate.  His experience includes CFO roles in both the real estate and hospitality industries in North Carolina.

He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC Wilmington, and his MS in Accounting, and MBA from the Cameron School of Business at UNC Wilmington.

Kim Butler has been promoted to Director of Accounting Services.  In her new role, Butler will advance the capacity and capabilities of the accounting and bookkeeping staff through enhanced professional training and process enhancements.

Butler joined CEFO Advisors in July 2021 as the Manager of Accounting Services.  She has more than 23 years of professional experience in accounting and management.  Prior to working for CEFO Advisors, Butler worked for Rutnik & Co., PC, where she began as a Staff Accountant in 2000 and served in various positions of increasing responsibility and leadership.

In Kim’s words, “It’s an honor to be promoted to the position of Director of Accounting Services where I will continue to serve our clients and advance the education and skills at CEFO.”