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Mission Statement

Backbone CFO exists to align business ambition & finances by optimizing cash flow & profitability.

Core Values

  • Empathy: Always seeing and understanding the perspective of our clients, colleagues, and partners.
  • Energy: Always giving the best of our efforts in a fun and life-giving way.
  • Expertise: Always leading the way in business growth, finance, technology, and process competency.
  • Integrity: Always do the right thing.

Jim Emerich

Founder, CFO

Jim Emerich holds the title of both founder of and CFO at Backbone CFO. His professional career boasts many accomplishments, including Chief Financial Officer at Parts Life Inc.

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Melissa Zinni


Melissa Zinni is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of expertise in large organizations…

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Stephanie Stocker, EA

Stephanie Stocker, EA

Tax Advisor

Payton Sutherland

Client Finance Manager

Nicole Philippi

Executive Assistant

Wondering what it look like if you had a dedicated finance expert?

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