CLEVELAND, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TruWest announces the hiring of new Chief Financial Officer Brent R. Leslie. Mr. Leslie joins TruWest from the Port of Cleveland, where he oversaw $3.5 billion in real estate and financing activities for the past 13 years. He will manage all financial and administrative duties for TruWest and portfolio companies including Technology Recovery Group (TRG), River Capital, River SaaS Capital, Sibling Revelry Brewing, and MRK Technologies.
"We are extremely excited to have Brent join the TruWest family of companies," TRG President Sean Kennedy says. "His prior professional financial experience will help us streamline business operations and maximize our revenue while maintaining our current growth. He's an incredible asset as we expand into new markets and diversify our product offerings."
"We believe Brent is the perfect candidate for CFO," says Matt Kennedy, President of River Capital. "He has the financial experience to make a significant impact at TruWest. We are already seeing improvements in our business structure and budgets. He understands our culture as well, which is one of the unique aspects of our business. We are fortunate to have someone that can see our work hard, play hard attitude and make business decisions that support our culture."
Mr. Leslie began his career at professional services firm PricewaterHouseCoopers LLP in Washington, DC. He holds a BS from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. In addition, he is a 2013 American Marshall Memorial Fellow, a leadership program offered by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Mr. Leslie is also a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Ohio.
The Chief Financial Officer position is a new TruWest management position born out of the ever increasing growth of TruWest's businesses. In addition to TRG's 30% growth rate, the new TruWest software-as-a-service funding firm River SaaS Capital and the bourgeoning craft brewery Sibling Revelry have called for an expanded management team.
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