Gary is President of Nperspective and is the Managing Partner of Nperspective’s Tampa Bay, Management & Advisory Services and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. He possesses over 30 years of broad domestic and international business experience, including 17 years of international finance, accounting, treasury and tax management with two Fortune 100 companies as well as extensive experience with middle-market manufacturing, distribution, marketing and service companies. Upon being appointed chief financial officer of a publicly-traded company, Gary has successfully led the company through an arduous five-year financial restatement and two-year SEC and Department of Justice investigation, has managed the international treasury function for a $1.5 billion tier-one automotive manufacturer through its two-year Chapter 11 process, has developed and implemented turnaround plans for multiple middle-market companies, and has extensive experience with the management of multiple locations in rapidly growing environments, both domestically and internationally. He has a strong background in executive management, accounting, treasury management, foreign currency management, tax planning, financial modeling, financial reporting, forensic accounting, risk management, information systems development and management, and human resources administration.
Mr. Colbert’s hands-on, task-oriented, take-charge approach has provided clients and employers with a skilled executive who combines strategic vision with a strong understanding of operational issues and an ability to identify strategic opportunities and execute initiatives in a timely, efficient manner. His prior experience as a chief financial officer of both public and private companies has focused on improving operational performance and profitability as well as upgrading the accounting, cash management, treasury management and financial reporting capabilities of the departments he has directed. In four instances, his demonstrated executive management skill led to being appointed as the chief executive officer of those companies. In addition, Gary has assisted clients with evaluating of strategic alternatives, some of which have resulted in the sale of businesses under very favorable terms.
Mr. Colbert holds a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the States of Florida and Texas, a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) (where he is also on the FICPA’s Resource Council for Valuation, Forensics, and Litigation Services), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Financial Executives International (FEI), the Florida Venture Forum (where he served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2009 through 2016), the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – Tampa Bay Chapter (where he is also a member of the Board of Directors), the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Commercial Finance Association (CFA).