Loretta Razny is a seasoned financial pro with over 30 years of business leadership experience ranging from public accounting to VP and Controller of a multi billion dollar company.
A CPA and graduate of Northwestern Universityâ€™s Kellogg School of Management, Loretta now puts the knowledge sheâ€™s gained to use as an Executive Search Consultant at Lucas Group, a national Executive Search firm headquartered in Atlanta.
She will provide her perspective on how to build yourself into a powerful brand that will position you well for future opportunities.
She will share her thoughts on how to structure your job search for that next great role.
Speaker:Loretta Razny, Executive Search Consultant, Lucas Group
Having served more than 30 years in finance at the executive level within Fortune 500 companies, Loretta Razny understands the challenges and opportunities her clients and candidates face each day.
Lorettaâ€™s background lends deep insights into her role as an Executive Search Consultant, yet she brings much more to the table than understanding.
Loretta is a recognized agent of change and a strong developmental manager.Her ability to nurture talent toward greater achievement greatly enriches her candidatesâ€™ careers and the performance of organizations they serve.
Loretta knows what the right talent can do for a companyâ€™s mission.
Her diverse history of building high performing finance organizations allows her to strategically place Accounting and Finance professionals across multiple industries.
While recruiting qualified candidates on a nationwide basis, Loretta concentrates on the needs of clients in Washington, DC, and also Florida.
She specializes in recruiting for Accounting and Finance roles ranging from director to the executive level, for public and private companies in the industrial, manufacturing and distribution sectors.
Prior to joining Lucas Group in 2011, Loretta served as divisional vice president of finance as well as vice president controller for major corporations.Her background in Accounting and Finance as both a hiring manager and candidate reaches across the manufacturing and distribution industries, including consumer goods, medical products, public accounting, electric utilities and other sectors.
Loretta is recognized for her ability to listen to her clientsâ€™ specific needs, and quickly make their connection with high-caliber candidates possessing bright, inquisitive minds, the ability to drive business forward, and naturally complement an organizationâ€™s unique culture.
Loretta holds a masterâ€™s degree in management from Northwestern Universityâ€™s Kellogg Business School in Illinois, and a bachelorâ€™s degree in accounting from St. Maryâ€™s University in Minnesota.
When not working, Loretta fulfills a deep desire to explore.
Loretta has over 33 years of progressive business experience as Controller, CFO and General Manager.She is both a strategic and operationally focused financial executive with a total business perspective.
From a strategic perspective, Loretta is adept in assessing the overall business model to identify and highlight areas where long term business sustainability and competitiveness can be enhanced.
From her operational experience she is adept at improving business profitability by focusing on the few business drivers that provide the greatest leverage on results.
Her strong leadership skills, experience and collaborative style enable her to become the trusted business advisor and to work across the business functions to improve total business performance.Loretta began her career with the manufacturing sector of Arthur Andersen.She spent her career working within manufacturing, distribution and business services companies in a variety of industries.
She has a demonstrated ability to transition across industries and focus on what is important.
She has experience working with companies ranging in size from $1 million to over $3 billion.
Loretta fundamentally believes in data driven fact based decision making.
Data and facts allow business leaders to quickly build consensus around what needs to be done to improve growth and profitability.
She works to ensure that business decision makers are provided with accurate and insightful information in order to profitably move the business forward.
She builds strong financial organizations across all critical financial functions.
Her financial skills include profitability and cash improvement, financial and strategic planning, cash flow projections, working capital improvement, gross profit optimization, expense reduction, timely and accurate financial reporting, and the identification and tracking of key business metrics.
She has been responsible for merger and acquisition programs and has experience with integrating acquisitions.
Loretta received her accounting degree from St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn. and her M.M. degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Business School in Evanston, Illinois.She received her CPA from Illinois in 1982.
She is a native of Chicago, Illinois and moved to Florida in 2006.
She enjoys travelling, hiking, reading and walking on the beach.
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