Mr. Gabbert is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chief Financial Officer with 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management, with particular emphasis in dealing with issues unique to dynamic, high-growth businesses. He serves as the Company’s interim chief financial officer.
Mr. Gabbert founded Milestone Advisors in 2003 with the idea of providing executive-level services for business owners and entrepreneurs to help them solve complex financial and strategic issues. Under his leadership, the practice has grown to include a comprehensive suite of services and over 25 employees. Industry experience includes technology, manufacturing, distribution and various service sector businesses. His prior work experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer at Escient, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer at Cybo Robots, Inc.; Chief Accounting Officer at Compression, Inc.; Accounting Officer at NBD Bank; and Senior Accountant at Price Waterhouse. During his tenure as a small business chief financial officer, he was instrumental in raising more than $150 million in growth capital.
Mr. Gabbert also served in two prestigious internship programs at the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1988. Mr. Gabbert currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the Business School for Butler University. In addition, he is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.