Our Founder

Deborah Morrin founded Kase Orion CFO in 2011 for the express purpose of bringing great accounting and financial management resources to rapidly growing companies. Deb has personally served as consulting CFO to over 50 companies, including internet start-ups, large and small manufacturing firms, consumer financial services companies, professional services firms, agricultural and biotech firms, and construction industry companies.

Deb was a successful financial executive at Kraft Foods, Inc. where she integrated and led the worldwide financial planning function for the then $30 billion company. Also at Kraft, she led the new venture strategy which resulted in the successful acquisition of Tombstone Pizza, then a $200 million company. Tombstone went on to become a $2+ billion business for Kraft. Preferring a less corporate, more entrepreneurial environment, she went to Fel-Pro, where she led accounting, IT, and customer service for the $300 million Aftermarket division of the 3rd generation family-owned company, a leading automotive parts manufacturer. Her efforts contributed to the 12x EBITDA exit valuation for Fel-Pro in 1998. She was worldwide controller of The HAVI Group, a $3+ billion supplier to McDonald’s, where she oversaw the accounting for over 70 locations globally. She later served as Vice President of Portfolio Companies for a $1.3 billion portfolio of First Chicago Equity Capital, and supported over $80 million in new investments during her tenure there.

Deb is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, Financial Executives International, and Chicago Finance Exchange. She has served on the Finance Committee of the Chicago Yacht Club, and on the Kellogg Alumni Council.

 

 

 

 

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