About Us

Fractional CFOs Specializing in Energy And Healthcare

We help Companies in Energy, Oil and Gas, Life Sciences, and Healthcare

The Energy CFO® was established in 2013 to help businesses accelerate their growth and take them to the next level by providing access to experienced industry CFO (Chief Financial Officer) leadership that is not typically available to early and middle-market companies and their investors.  Very quickly, our founder saw a need for the firm to expand its cfo shared services to include Fractional CFO Services, Part Time CFO, Interim CFO Services, and Virtual CFO services that essentially wrap a company’s accounting service providers. 

In 2015, The Energy CFO began diversifying into life sciences, technology, and engineering-related industries.  Since then, we have worked for executives running regenerative medicine, joint develop tissue and stem cell manufacturing, medical devices, electrical engineering firms, chemicals (Methanol fuel), and various technology businesses. Today our clients include a mix of small and large firms. We have learned a lot throughout our journey. We discovered that our knowledge, skills, and experiences are extremely valuable to companies in other sectors and that we enjoy learning about new industries. As a result, we created The Healthcare CFO, a new life science and healthcare division, in the summer of 2019.

 Helping Entrepreneurial Companies Succeed

The Energy CFO is passionate about entrepreneurial companies who Dream Big, want to Challenge the status quo, Innovate and Boldly Disrupt markets. 

The Energy CFO's mission is to help owners and executives grow strong sustainable businesses so they can create more jobs in our local communities, employ the hardworking men and women of this nation, contribute towards state and local tax bases, and ignite that fiercely innovative and ingenious American Spirit within ALL of US.

We accomplish our mission by providing specialized Fractional CFO Services, FP&A Services, Cash Flow and Profit Consulting, and Strategic and Board Advisory Services to entrepreneurial minded organizations in the energy and healthcare industries.  

Our Value Proposition

The Energy CFO's CEO and Managing CFO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar

We add value to our client's businesses by helping them accelerate their growth and moving them to the next level. 

"Our formula for success is simple and straightforward. Treat others the way you want to be treated - with respect, candor, and integrity.  Listen intently.  Be curious and open to new perspectives.  Gain an understanding of other people's perspectives and always be fair.  Communicate frequently.  Work really hard, offer actionable insights, and deliver more value than the client expects."

In doing so, we accomplish The Energy CFO's mission.

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, Founder and CEO

 

Woman Owned Business

The Energy CFO® is a majority woman owned business.  Our minority co-owner is a Hispanic bilingual CFO. We are a diverse and inclusive organization. We have a very experienced workforce who prefer to work as consultants and enjoy fractional cfo assignments. 

 

Our firm was established in 2013 by an experienced energy chief financial officer, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, who had moved from Houston to San Antonio to work in the Eagle Ford for a Billionaire.  Paula started working in the oil business in the 1990's in the oil field service equipment, petroleum products, power generation including renewable energy, and natural gas markets in Latin America.  

 

The Energy CFO is one of a small number of women-owned firms with a niche in the energy business. We are proud to work in the energy industry and enjoy serving the private companies that make up the back bone of the industry. ur mission is to help energy entrepreneurs succeed! And we fully support efforts to transition the energy business to zero net emissions world.

Woman standing in front of an international power and gas pipeline project
The Energy CFO works alongside engineers on international energy and gas projects. Photo of a natural gas power plant and gas pipeline project under construction in South America.
 

We Work In Texas and the USA

The Energy CFO works for owners, investors in, and CEOs of petroleum (oil, gas, LNG), renewable energy, energy storage, energy services (oilfield, pipeline, utilities, energy tech, engineering, and construction), chemicals (Methanol), and manufacturing companies in cities throughout Texas and across the United States. If you are outside of Texas and you are interested in learning more about our Fractional CFO Services, just give us a call or email us to discuss whether our services are a good fit for you. Likewise, if you are seeking CFO Services for an international project and/or integrated energy project, please call or emails to discuss in more detail.

All of our outsourced cfo services are designed to be virtual cfo services. In April of 2022, we reinstituted our hybrid cfo service for clients who are interested. What that means is we can do travel to your offices, spend time working in the field, and physically attend boards and other important meetings. Hybrid cfo services are ideal for companies with operations in the Permian or other US energy basins. Call us for more information about virtual or hybrid cfo services with travel to cities across Texas: Houston, Dallas, AustinSan Antonio, Midland and Odessa, and Corpus Christi

The Energy CFO is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Our CFO team is made up a remote finance and accounting workforce based in cities across Texas. We have been providing virtual cfo services to clients since late 2017.

CFO Services Dallas Houston Austin and San Antonio
 
Business Awards Received by The Energy CFO

We have received several awards and recognition for our positive community impact. We are grateful to the business community and our industry peers for their recognition. Photo features Owners Paula Waggoner-Aguilar and Roland Aguilar.

   

 

 

  • Energy Experts Who's Who Business Journal's Energy Publication

 

  • STEER Community Impact Award Nomination for Women's Energy Network South Texas 

 

Energy Finance | Remote Finance Careers

Although we are not presently currently hiring, we are interested in Expressions of Interest from:

  • Experienced CFOs, Controllers, Energy Finance, Internal Audit, and Energy Accounting Professionals

  • Multi-tooled professionals with backgrounds in FP&A, investor relations, M&A, tax, internal controls assessment, financial reporting, accounting, operations, and engineering.

  • Corporate planners and financial modelers with experience building models for integrated energy infrastructure projects.

  • ​Blend of Fortune 500 and private company entrepreneurial experience.

  • Strong business, strategic, operational, and financial acumen.

  • Individuals who are interested in remote finance jobs and fractional work 

If you would like to read more about the backgrounds of energy and oil and gas chief financial officers, you might find our energy cfo blog article about CFO's Qualifications that was written a couple of years ago of interest. 

 

Giving Back To The Community

The Energy CFO owners give back 10% of their cfo time and/or donate annually in support of people, projects, causes, innovation, and organizations in the business communities where we work. 

Some of the ways we give back our include serving as board advisors, donating funds, in-kind service contributions, mentoring our next generation of entrepreneurs in accelerator type programs and/or partnerships, judging entrepreneurial competitions and investor pitches, supporting new energy innovations and/or energy transition projects, educating groups about various industry and financial topics, helping our engineering colleagues and peers in the energy industry as they transition to the next phase of their careers, supporting economic empowerment, advancing female and/or minority founders (science, technology, energy, chemicals, manufacturing),  and promoting women working in the energy and finance industries. 

University Business Startup Competitions UTSA CITE Competition

Mentoring energy entrepreneurs in accelerator type programs and partnerships.