Taylor is Optima Office’s Chief Operating Officer and serves as a consulting CFO for Optima clients. He’s a seasoned senior finance executive with comprehensive experience ranging from East Coast Big 4, Wall Street Investment Banks to Southern California retail, biotech and manufacturing. Taylor joins after leaving Campton Private Equity Advisors as a Managing Director. Preceding that, he was a founder and CFO of BioMagic Inc., Head of Business Development and COO of ICN (now Valeant) $100 million international division, CFO & COO of The Walking Company, and CFO and board member of several privately held companies. Taylor began his career with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in New York before moving on to Investment Banking where he spent 10 years with Shearson Lehman and Smith Barney.
He possesses strong leadership skills complemented by extensive international and domestic finance and operations management experience.
Taylor is a strategic problem solver who can quickly identify inefficiencies and reconfigure systems and reporting to better meet revenue targets and business demands. He has a proven track record of accomplishments in multiple areas, including planning & analysis, new business development, mergers & acquisitions, expense reduction, operations, and corporate administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.