Zahn brings extensive experience overseeing financial operations for fast-growing companies
Tampa, Fla. (October 2, 2020) – Franklin Street is pleased to welcome Andy Zahn as Chief Financial Officer. To his role, Zahn brings more than 20 years of financial experience with a variety of businesses, including many in high-growth situations.
With Franklin Street, Zahn, who is based in Tampa, presides over the accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, and risk management functions of the organization. He also focuses on executing Franklin Street’s long-term growth plans by helping guide expansion initiatives, optimizing the capital structure for sustained growth, and enhancing the firm’s systems, processes and analytics.
“Andy’s experience working with a number of major companies in critical periods of growth make him a great match for our company,” said Andrew Wright, Franklin Street’s Founder and CEO. “We are happy to have him on our executive team, and we look forward to his contributions.”
Most recently, Zahn served as the CFO of a large, growth-oriented restaurant chain where he successfully expanded the company’s capital structure, oversaw acquisitions and dispositions, and dramatically improved the transparency of the company’s financial performance for both operators and investors. Prior to that, he served as the CFO and executive vice president of corporate development for a newly established business services organization where he helped grow business by 10x over a seven-year period.
“I was attracted to Franklin Street not only for its reputation as one of the Southeast’s most highly respected and fastest-growing commercial real estate companies, but also for its people-first cultural values, which I immediately felt aligned with,” said Zahn. “I look forward to working with this exceptionally talented team and helping this organization build upon its strong foundation for long-term success.”
Earlier in his career, Zahn was the managing director of a boutique consulting firm that specialized in business strategy development and capital formation for high growth firms across an array of industries. He has also worked for a “Big 4” accounting firm.
Zahn is a licensed CPA and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
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