CEO & Managing Client CFO
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar is a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Texas CPA, and successful senior finance and accounting executive who has dedicated more than 25 years helping public and private companies develop, construct, start-up, grow, change, and turnaround their investments in energy (oil & gas, oilfield, chemicals, renewables, export), technology, manufacturing, and life sciences.
Paula established The Energy CFO® in 2013 to help businesses accelerate their growth and take them to the next level by providing access to experienced CFO leadership that is not typically available to early and middle market companies and their investors. She wanted to help level the playing field for private business owners competing with global energy companies and open the insider doors for the industry disrupters. Very quickly, Paula realized there was a need for the firm to expand its SHARED CFO concept to include Interim, Fractional a.k.a. Part-Time, and Virtual CFO services that essentially wrap a company’s accounting providers.
Under Paula's leadership, the firm has grown 600% since its first full 12 months in operations. Earlier this year, she was awarded the prestigious Woman Business Owner of the Year (2019) award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Paula believes that wearing both CEO and CFO hats has made her a better advisor to her clients. "When I provide advice to my clients, I am thinking about what I would do if it were one of my companies (as an owner), if I had my money at risk, not just as a CFO or consultant".
Controller & Project CFO
Roland Aguilar is part owner of The Energy CFO®. He joined the firm full-time as Controller and Project CFO for the firm's clients in 2017. Roland brings over 30 years of global and domestic finance and accounting experience to the firm. He is also bilingual in English and Spanish.