Board Advisory 

Our Board Services

Privately held businesses of all sizes are establishing business advisory boards. The most common objectives of these boards are to provide external perspective, ideation, guidance to avoid common pitfalls, access to other networks, added credibility, and on-demand expertise.  Unlike a Board of Directors, entrepreneurs and family members are under no obligation to follow the advice received.


External advisors are generally selected from the community for their leadership, functional and/or industry expertise, and networks.  Business advisory boards can be a powerful development resource and an affordable business solution for entrepreneurs, angel and VC backed companies, private equity-backed companies, family enterprises, and even non-profits.    


The Energy CFO® can provide your business advisory board with strategic insight on a monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual basis.  We serve as both external advisors and internal advisors (hired by the client to provide service to their boards):


  • Serve as a Director on Private Boards

  • External Advisory to Private Boards (Startups, Small Businesses, Investor Backed Companies, Family Boards)

  • Non-Profit Board of Director

  • Contracted CFO Board Services (typical add-on service for private equity backed companies):

    • Report to Boards monthly, quarterly, and annually

    • Financial Expert

    • Energy Expert

    • Corporate Governance

    • Prepare Board Materials

    • Lead Financial Discussions

    • Provide Strategic, Business, Commercial & Financial Insights

    • Board Q&A 


Contact us for more information.  All solicitations of interest will be kept confidential. 

Boards We Have Served

Advisory Board Member


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ACG Central Texas Association for Corpor

Board of Directors



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Advisory Board Member


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Co-founder &
Board Member

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Founding Board President


Advisory Board Member


2014 BEST CFO Awards for Private Companies The Energy CFO's Client CFO Partner Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Texas CPA

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, CPA
Client Chief Financial Officer

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar has 19 years experience working for and serving on boards.  She was 28 years old when she first started presenting to corporate boards while working as the Interim CFO for one of Enron International's $0.5 Billion international joint venture projects.  She is a Texas CPA, an experienced GenX CFO, and the Founder of The Energy CFO. 


Paula has dedicated more than 23+ years helping companies commercialize, startup, grow, change, and turnaround their investments in oil and gas, energy services, utilities, technology, manufacturing, and bioscience.  She started her career in the 1990’s working in Latin America and has since worked in leadership roles for several Fortune Global 500 companies including Buckeye Partners, BHP Billiton, GDF Suez, Duke Energy, Enron International, Halliburton, and Lewis Energy Group (one of the largest private companies in the nation). In 2014, Ms. Waggoner-Aguilar was awarded BEST CFO for Private Medium Companies by her peers and the San Antonio Business Journal.