PAUL R. RATOFF, CMC
Paul R. Ratoff, CMC, is a Certified Management Consultant and
President of Strategy Development Group, Inc. Paul has been a business consultant in
southern California for the past 25 years assisting a wide range of middle
market companies plan and manage their growth and success.
Paul began his consulting career as a partner with a small Los Angeles-based
firm, and then later formed his own firm, Ratoff & Associates to assist
young companies and companies in crisis develop and implement their business
For the next eleven years Mr. Ratoff was associated with two
regional accounting firms managing their local consulting practices; first
at Stonefield Josephson LLC and then at Moss Adams LLP. During this period,
Paul specialized in assisting successful middle market companies improve
their profitability and cash flow through strategic and financial planning.
In the latter part of 2000, Mr. Ratoff started his own
consulting practice, Ratoff Consulting, to help small to mid-size companies
grow by strengthening their competitive advantage in their markets.
In 2003 Mr. Ratoff incorporated his consulting practice under the name
of Strategy Development Group, Inc.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Ratoff has assisted hundreds of
manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and service companies plan and
implement their business strategies.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Chart Your Own Course® Coaching and
Business and Financial Planning
Prior to entering the consulting field, Paul was
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Hadron, inc a publicly traded
high technology company headquartered in Southern California.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Rochester,
Mr. Ratoff holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration
from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration
(GSIA) and is a Certified Management Consultant and member of the Institute
of Management Consultants.
Mr. Ratoff has been a frequent contributor to the
"Business Makeover" section of the Los Angeles Times and has
published numerous articles on a variety of topics concerning middle market
business owners in the areas of strategic and financial planning.
Mr. Ratoff currently publishes the newsletter, Insights
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