Kurt Whitesel

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in South Dakota


About Kurt

Kurt Whitesel

Sioux Falls, SD CFO

22 Years of Experience

Direct Contact




Walsh University North Canton, Ohio

Certificates & Licenses:

Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Ohio



Society of Financial Services Professionals

Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council

Prairie Family Business Association

Sioux Empire United Way – Community Impact Team

SCORE Mentor

Contact Kurt Whitesel and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™

Kurt’s Bio

Kurt has extensive experience in various accounting, finance, and operational roles in both Fortune 500 companies and family-owned businesses. He is known as an accomplished leader with experience in business strategy development and execution, operational and financial management, project management, change management, and business analytics.

Kurt began the first seven years of his career with "Big 4" public accounting firms supporting public and private entities. He provided audit and consulting services for clients in varied industries including retail, manufacturing, communications, governmental, and real estate.

He has served in leadership roles to businesses at various stages of their life-cycle including start-up, growth, and reinvention ranging in sales from $1 million to over $1 billion in the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Accounting operations
  • Merchandise Planning & Inventory Control
  • Call center operations
  • Merchandise fulfillment and distribution
  • Supply chain management
  • Print production
  • Human resources
  • Risk management
  • Procurement
  • Retail operations

Kurt earned his Bachelors of Arts in Accounting from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) licensed in the State of Ohio, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP).

Kurt and his wife of almost 30 years, Jane, live in Sioux Falls, SD. Their two sons are actively engaged in their careers with McGladrey in Sioux Falls and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago.

Kurt currently enjoys volunteering his time with the United Way of the Sioux Empire and as a SCORE mentor. He is also active in in various local associations including the Association of General Contractors, the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire, and as a board member of his community homeowners association.

Contact Kurt (605) 376-2677


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