Cathey Lowe is a financial professional providing consulting services for
businesses that don’t need a full-time Chief Financial Officer. With a
CPA and an MBA, she brings financial expertise to businesses on a part-time or
Much of her career was with Fortune 500 Companies where she learned best practices of high-performing finance organizations. Today she helps identify which of those practices can be applied to smaller businesses in a cost-effective manner. She helps companies focus on financial decisions that can make the most impact on their businesses.
Additionally, she is an independent board member of a publicly traded company where she serves as the Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Lowe is an NACD Leadership Fellow and holds a Cyber Security Oversight Certificate.
Treasury and Accounting Manager-Atlantic Richfield Company (22 years)
Cash ManagerManaged all banking and cash management activities for the global company including bank relationships, cash forecasting, cash management products and foreign exchange. Negotiated complex financing agreements for major joint ventures. Participated in start-up operations in Russia, China, The Netherlands, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, and others.
Retail Accounting ManagerManaged the accounting organization that supported the 3,000 retail stores and 2 refineries. Provided financial reporting, internal control, budgeting, audit coordination, GAAP compliance, and information technology.
Crude Oil Trading Accounting ManagerProvided business and financial support to the Crude Oil Trading group including accounting, internal control, and performance reporting.
Acquisitions Business ConsultantConducted due diligence efforts, prepared offers for acquisitions, and managed integrations.
Various Accounting and Finance positionsWorked in multiple accounting and management positions in the oil and gas exploration, and development subsidiary with experience in financial reporting, performance analysis, budgeting, planning, accounting, internal control, audit coordination, GAAP compliance, information technology, and tax reporting.
Education and Professional Certifcations
Texas Network of Youth Services
A non-profit organization providing services to runaway and homeless youth. Served on the Board for 8 years as the Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee.
Texas Women in Business
A non-profit organization supporting women as entrepreneurs and business executives. Served on the Board for 2 years as the Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee.
National Association of Corporate Directors
A non-profit organization of Corporate Treasurers who provided education and mentoring. Served on the Board for 3 years.
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