Carol Coughlin

Financial Acumen & Oversight

Coughlin is an experienced public company board leader and audit committee chair. She is highly skilled in corporate governance including board refreshment, strategic alternatives, and M&A for growth and highly-regulated companies.

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Meet Carol

Carol is a Board Leadership Fellow (NACD) and founder of BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc., a growth advisory firm that helps CEOs of private companies transform enterprise value through best practice financial and operations strategies.

As a qualified “financial expert”, she is an accomplished healthcare CFO with a track record of achieving profitability through growth, highly successful turnarounds, and M&A. She is known as an energetic, collaborative leader and a quick learner in both organizational and board settings.

She has a proven track record helping high-growth companies improve profits, overcome obstacles, and implement change. As CFO, she is known for her skills in financial strategy, turnaround and profitability improvements, scaling for growth, risk assessment, M&A, managing change and cultivating highly motivated teams in high growth environments.

At Athena: Financial Acumen & Oversight

Carol hosts Athena’s Virtual Salon series on Financial Acumen and Oversight. She leverages her expertise to guide members on a range of financial topics. Athena members can access Carol’s Virtual Salons any time in our library:

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Gain executive financial acumen and polish your finance expertise as a senior leader or board director. Join Athena to access live and on-demand learning from Carol and other top executives.

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What members are saying

“I’ve been involved in M&A processes before, but [Carol] shared nuances regarding the board’s perspective that were incredibly insightful.”

“I greatly appreciated the facilitation for this session, allowing the speaker to cover her material + weave in questions at the right time that built upon her messaging. Well done!”

“This salon was rich and thick with relevant info. I learned more about SPACs in an hour than I have cumulatively in my career. Extremely valuable.”

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