Benchmark Solutions
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Professional Qualifications

Executive Team

Our Executive Team consists of industry veterans who have demonstrated talent for developing and executing long-term sustainable strategies.  Lead by the Executive Team, all Benchmark Solutions' staff are highly skilled and trained professionals who collectively and individually provide our clients with services designed to maximize the value of their firms.

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Paul B. Finch

Executive Director and Senior Financial Consultant

Paul is a founding Director of Benchmark Solutions and is currently a senior financial consultant with the firm. Paul is a strategically-oriented Senior Financial Executive with extensive professional experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, Forecasting, Financial Decision Making, Capital Management, and Financial Valuation for firms in various stages of development. Paul's business experience includes national and regional outsourced executive positions in a wide variety of healthcare settings including multi-specialty professional medical groups, medical facilities, ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) and ancillary service providers such as radiology, pathology, clinical diagnostic and molecular laboratories, as well as information technology and biotechnology firms. 

Paul is a subject matter expert in Financial Valuation methods, approaches and applications, specifically as it pertains to business valuation for business transactions (including the purchase and sale of business interests as well as merger and acquisition), litigation support and fair market valuations of professional compensation/fringe benefits for healthcare transactions in compliance with applicable Stark requirements. Paul regularly incorporates the valuation process into his professional work and utilizes valuation methods and approaches to enhance the planning process, maintain legal compliance and provide informed decision support for clients.

Paul is also a subject matter expert in all aspects of Working Capital Management which includes Revenue Cycle Management and Cash Conversion Analysis.

Paul has excellent leadership, interpersonal, analytical, financial and technical skills. He has a strong record of successfully engaging with clients to grow revenue, earnings, and cash flow as well as completing financial valuation engagements for business transactions and litigation support. 

Education, Affiliations and Certifications

Paul is a graduate of Regis University with a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Accounting, with Graduate Honors, and is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.  Paul has received, and completed, specialized Business Valuation Certification Training with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and is a member in good standing with the Institute of Management Accountants.  Additionally, Paul serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for Heritage Bank of Commerce in San Jose, California.

Contact Information

paul.finch@benchmarksolutions.us.com

Susan Winters Finch

Executive Director and Senior Financial Consultant

Susan is a founding Director of Benchmark Solutions and is currently a senior financial consultant with the firm. Susan is a senior C-level executive in the healthcare/biotechnology industry with strong industry experience in finance, marketing and operations.  Susan has established and managed strategic plans for a broad range of clients by leading teams in the development and implementation of strategic plans with an emphasis on achieving sustainable competitive positioning of firms in which the firm's competitive advantage provides continued success.   

Susan also has a strong and successful background in business optimization in support of these strategic plans in order to achieve effective and efficient operations.

Susan has excellent leadership, interpersonal, analytical, financial and technical skills. she has a strong record of successfully growing revenue, earnings, and cash flow as well as a proven history of formulating long-term strategic plans, executing major directives, and communicating all company expectations to executive management and constituent staff. 

Education, Affiliations and Certifications

Susan is a graduate of Regis University with a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Accounting, with Graduate Honors.  Susan has an additional Masters of Science Degree in Corporate Finance and Applied Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics,  from the University of California.  Susan has received, and completed, specialized Business Valuation Certification Training with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).  Susan is currently pursuing a professional certificate in Advanced Project Management and Strategic Decision Making and Risk Management with Stanford University.  Susan is  a member in good standing with the Institute of Management Accountants.

Contact Information

susan.finch@benchmarksolutions.us.com