REACHING GROWTH POTENTIAL THROUGH FINANCIAL STABILITY
“Negin helped us to professionalize our firm when it was small and growing. She greatly strengthened our finance and contracts functions. This allowed leaders and Principals to focus on client service.“
J. ANTHONY CURCIO, PRINCIPAL, SUMMIT CONSULTING, LLC
LEVERAGING FINANCE FOR THE NEXT LEVEL
“As a start-up, we were struggling with balancing business development, client service, and back-office operations. Negin and her team quickly helped us identify what tactical changes we needed to make to our accounting and bookkeeping processes, but more importantly gave us perspective on how our financial health and discipline is tied to our strategic objectives. I’ve come to rely on Negin’s judgement and expertise as we think through how best to achieve the next level of growth for our firm.”
FRANK CALIVA III, P.R. QUINLAN
“Savalan, led by Negin Shakibi, was an important part of our ability to exponentially grow our company. She developed a robust financial infrastructure, including budgeting and forecasting, monthly reports to keep management on track, and a sophisticated accounting system. In addition, she established a pricing methodology we use for crafting proposals and compliance protocols that enabled us to successfully complete a DCAA audit. I think it’s safe to say that we would not be as well-positioned as we are today without Negin and Savalan.“
DAN FRANK, CEO, THREE WIRE SYSTEMS, LLC
ACHIEVING LASTING GROWTH
“We were on the brink of doubling our annual revenues for the second time in two years. In order to make that happen, the Accounting area needed to quickly shift from a small department to a dynamic unit capable of handling the financial recordkeeping and reporting of a growing business.
We made the decision to hire Savalan LLC late in the fiscal year. They immediately got involved to create a flexible budget, accommodating the pace of the expanding business, and promptly provided advice and the processes necessary to increase the control of the company’s assets as well as to maintain the stability and successful reporting of the business results.
It’s been almost four years now and Ms. Shakibi’s reliability and willingness to go the extra mile have made hiring her firm easily one of the best decisions our business has made.“
KATHIE KENT, COO, AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
PARTNERING FOR LONG TERM SUCCESS
“I started working with Ms. Shakibi and Savalan in January 2010 when our company was beginning to experience significant growth. She partnered with us in our success by devising and implementing accounting and finance policies and procedures that were relevant to our business and enabled us to manage costs, save administrative time, and collect relevant data. She managed the department while we experienced over 80 percent revenue growth (from $11M to $20M) in two years and went from 43 employees to 65.
During Ms. Shakibi’s tenure, I looked at her as a partner–she understood the unique challenges and limitations of managing a growing company with limited resources and tailored her solutions to match my available resources and staff’s capabilities. Thanks to her, I have focused my time and energy on growing the business confident that our finance, accounting, and HR functions will support our growth objectives. I highly recommend her to any business leader who is looking to establish a top notch accounting and finance department.“