William Kraut is a well balanced leader with proven P&L, balance sheet & cash flow management & listening skills leading to dramatic performance improvement.

He works with CEO's & Boards with operational strategy /risk management issues for emerging growth/mid-cap companies. As an accomplished Senior Financial Officer, retired from a senior leadership position at the 12th largest Certified Public Accounting firm in the US and currently a partner at Newport Board Group LLC, he is seeking opportunities to advise CEO's/Boards to help companies grow and to evaluate strategic alternatives of transition. He is a Digital savvy, prior Chief Information Officer, and Chief Operating Officer with unique Risk Management perspectives and Information Technology/Cyber Risk Strategy expertise.

Expertise: operational strategy, business model development, risk identification/mitigation, exit strategy, cybersecurity strategy, internal/external audit process & regulatory compliance. Please reach out if Bill can be helpful to you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 908.307.1113.

Organizations with rapid growth issues and how to survive when your company is "To Big to be Small and Too Small To Be Big" is his expertise. Bill has experience with: Exit strategy issues, sale preparation/ due diligence & IPO prep 

Specialties include: Lead Independent Board Director, Enthusiastic Collaboration, Governance, Succession Strategy, regulatory compliance , equity structuring, bank relationships, M&A Due Diligence, change mgt, third party controls. Business Mentor Certified.

Industry experience include: high-tech, bio-tech, pharmaceutical, internet,media, service, distribution, light manufacturing, insurance

Bill has: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)inactive, Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP); National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow; NACD Cybersecurity Oversight Certification