David Gordon, Finance Expert in Margate City, NJ, United States
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David Gordon

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Margate City, NJ, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 12, 2022

David has been the CFO of a remanufacturing and distribution organization for 36 years. He led the company's growth through eight acquisitions, the opening of 15 greenfield locations, and two successful sales to private equity firms. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, contract review, financial statement analysis, insurance plan analysis, HR management, business sale, and succession planning. David's vast experience led him to Toptal to share his skills with multiple companies.

Career Highlights


Case Studies

Work Experience


2022 - PRESENT
Consultant for Turbo Solutions
  • Led the team to secure a line of credit, requiring no personal guarantees of owners, to support the firm's continued growth. Handled negotiations with multiple potential lenders and coordinated with attorneys on all documents.
  • Set HR objectives, expanding documentation and adherence process of the company's on-boarding procedures, including safety training, mentoring, and 90-day coaching sessions. Established management objective programs for 2022 with quarterly reviews of KPIs.
  • Completed a full review of the company's accounting system, financials, and budget process and enforced changes in the business system to drive data categorized to allow for management review to drive change and continued growth.
Focus areas: Accounting, Business Management, Human Resources (HR), Contract Review, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Acquisitions, Legal Analysis, Secured Loans, Finance


1986 - 2021
  • Orchestrated meetings to plan for revenue and profit growth, as the firm went from one location and 45 employees in 1985 to a firm with 23 locations and 285 employees in 2006.
  • Managed the product expansion, branch expansion, acquisition targets, cost savings, and Lean manufacturing.
  • Led a highly successful sale of the firm to a private equity firm. The sale was a thorough 18-month process, from creating an offering memorandum and management presentations to partner selection, contract negotiations, and due diligence.
  • Established a comprehensive plan of management training, employee communication, PPE acquisition, health and safety procedures, and standards in response to the COVID-19 situation—the firm was deemed an essential business in the trucking industry.
Focus areas: Finance, Accounting, Human Resources (HR), Contract, Strategic Planning
1982 - 1983

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance

Temple University - Philadelphia, PA, USA

1978 - 1982

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Temple University - Philadelphia, PA, USA


Profit & Loss (P&L), Revenue & Expense Projections, Accounting, Secured Loans, Budgeting, Financial Modeling, Forecasting, CFO, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Output Software

Microsoft Excel

Data & Analysis Software

Intuit QuickBooks


Business Management, Contract Review, Contract, Contract Negotiation, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Sales, Statistical Analysis, Finance, Business Modeling, Case Studies, Human Resources (HR), Strategic Planning, Presentations, Lease Administration, Operations, Business Models, Acquisitions, Legal Analysis, Strategic Planning & Execution, Operations Reviews, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fractional CFO, Interim CFO, Part-time CFO

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