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Richard Burke is a CFO Consultant and Merger & Acquisition Advisor with DHJJ, bringing 31 years of extensive financial management experience to our Outsourced CFO Service Group. For 21 years, he was CFO for middle and upper-market companies in various industries. For the past 19 years, he owned and directed a public accounting firm focusing on tax, accounting, and business advisory services.

Most recently, Rick worked as an independent business consultant and M&A advisor. As a Certified M&A Advisor, Rick has over 20 years of experience in representing middle-market clients on both the buy and sell side of transactions.  He is well-versed in all aspects of M&A, including due diligence, deal structuring, quality of earnings analysis, business valuation, and exit strategy planning. 

With his diverse yet technical background, Rick assists companies in a variety of management and financial areas, including:

  • Building and managing accounting departments
  • Cash flow analysis and improvement
  • Financial forecasting, modeling, and budgeting
  • Monitoring KPIs and growth drivers
  • Developing and executing business growth and exit strategies
  • Identifying investors, buyers, or sellers through diagnostics and benchmark applications
  • Determining the optimal financing structure for M&A activities
  • Post-merger integration

Rick has deep knowledge of a variety of industries, such as healthcare, professional services, oil and energy, manufacturing, and international import/export.

He holds several professional licenses, including CPA, Chartered Global Managerial Accountant (CGMA), and Certified M&A Advisor (CM&AA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a minor in Law from Western Michigan University as well as an MBA from Webster University.

Outside of Work:

Rick lives in Bartlett with his wife, Lisa, and two young adult sons.


He enjoyed performing as a musician, sports, and classic muscle cars.


Rick coached youth football and travel baseball for 14 years.

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