Simon J Blattner, III (Buddy)
Chief Finance & Strategy Advisor
Hi. Everyone calls me Buddy.
My mission is to act as a trusted advisor to business owners, CEOs, CFOs and entrepreneurs. With over 40 years of experience, I provide you with insight and direction during each phase of your business’s growth.
I began my career in the Telecom industry at AT&T and managed the Corporate Strategic Planning department as a member of the President’s staff for Pacific Telephone.
After gaining valuable experience at AT&T for four years, I ventured to the Chicago area based Rittenhouse Paper Company. During this time I served as a CFO and Business Unit President. In addition to scaling the business from $43 million to over $170 million, I earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from DePaul University.
In 1997, I joined Outer Circle Products, owner of the Arctic Zone brand, which was ultimately sold to Bay Travelgear, where I became CFO. Then in 2003, I joined Active Screw & Fastener as President & CEO. After many years of hard work and dedication, I became the owner and ultimately sold the value-added distributor of small parts to Bamal after 13 years.
Following the sale of Active Screw, I joined the team of Miller Industrial as Interim President and CEO. Through proper execution and planning, I stabilized and grew the business then sold it to a private entrepreneur.
After the sale of Miller Industrial, I found my home in Phoenix and consulted with several clients, including Parker Fasteners, which doubled in size during my tenure leading the finance and accounting team.
Fast forward to 2021, I partnered with Kratzer Consulting and have been providing side-by-side guidance to help companies grow or overcome slow growth to achieve their goals.
No matter how big or small your goals are, I’m here to make sure you move forward in the right direction!