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Sam Reinkensmeyer
NextLevel Partner
Sam is a growth and operationally oriented CFO, and a strategic partner and advisor for CEOs and their leadership teams.

At A Glance

  • 22 years of experience serving executive leadership teams
  • Strategic planning and forecasting
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Public-company corporate governance and board of directors support
  • Public company SEC reporting, including Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls requirements
  • Implementing “well-oiled machine” disciplines into supply chains
  • Developing & mentoring high performing accounting & finance teams
  • Initial public offering readiness and S-1 SEC filing
  • Securing bank debt, managing covenant compliance
  • Treasury operations, cash management, credit risk management, foreign exchange

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Led confidential limited auction of public company for $566 million, with a share price premium 49% above the trailing 90-day share price average
  • Built successful investor relations programs for two NASDAQ National Market companies; increased institutional shareholdings from 40% to 80%; shares added to S&P Small Cap 600
  • Served on a 5-year expatriate assignment in Europe, with responsibilities for companies in France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Holland
  • Led analysis and decision support for 10 sell-side transactions with aggregate value of $2 billion

Bio

Sam Reinkensmeyer is a growth and operationally oriented CFO, and a strategic partner and advisor for CEOs and their leadership teams. He takes pride in developing “business insights” grounded in analysis, leading to fact-based planning and practicality to achieve stretch goals and initiatives. He is known as a high integrity problem solver skilled at building cross-functional team effectiveness, as well as high-performing accounting & finance teams. Sam has a consistent track record of creating shareholder value within multinational, middle market and start-up companies. He was CFO, Secretary and SVP Finance at two NASDAQ National Market listed companies, where he built high-quality investor relations programs and ensured compliance with SEC reporting requirements. Sam has deep industry experience in branded consumer product manufacturing businesses (suppliers to food, drug, and mass merchandiser retail channels), television and electronic retailing, and medical device manufacturing & distribution. He began his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse. Sam holds a bachelor of science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a master’s of business administration in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago — Booth School of Business. He has passed the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Managerial Accountant examinations (inactive license).