Brian Mueller
I started Fetch! Pet Care of the Capital Area (Austin, TX) in what feels like a bold career move. Fetch! is the nation's first and largest franchise network provider of professional pet sitting and dog walking services. After working in personal service companies for over 20 years in various financial management and operations positions, I decided to put my definition of exceptional service and theories on recruiting and retaining high quality care givers in action. Fetch! Pet Care of the Capital Area provides customized, reliable and loving pet care to discriminating pet parents and their pets, especially special needs pets. Utilizing my professional experience, I also provide strategic CFO services to small and mid-sized businesses. My primary areas of expertise are turnaround situations, mergers and acquisitions and operations analysis Professional Experience: * CFO $65 million behavioral health company; executed successful turnaround strategy returning company to profitability, negotiated & closed new credit agreement in extremely tight credit market, created business performance metrics to focus operations decision makers on key business drivers resulting in increased profit margin, implemented conservative IT strategy focused on cyclical investments to ensure consistent infrastructure * Regional President responsible for $40 million, multi-location business unit of Fortune 100 company; increased average sale by 6%, doubled "customer service index" in 2nd year as measured by client survey responses * Division VP-Finance for business unit that increased sales 11%/year to $850 million over 5 years; lead 180-person accounting & administrative support services staff * Managing Director-Corporate Development for NYSE listed acquisition company * VP & Controller real estate development company specializing in high-rise office development * Audit Manager at Ernst & Young
Stage of Entrepreneurship: Current business owner