John Scherer

Finance & Strategic Planning Expert

Phone: (602) 549-4764
LinkedIn: /johnrscherer


CFO's & Financial Leaders


Specialties include value creation, financial restructuring, facilities consolidation, highly leveraged environments, internal/external stakeholder management, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, accounting and control, reorganization and recapitalization.

John Scherer, a financial executive with over 40 years’ experience, is a recognized pro-active leader, creative problem solver and change agent. Throughout his career, he has leveraged his strategic, finance, management and organizational skills to significantly improve companies. His passion is working with key management to streamline processes, enhance the bottom line and create value for all stakeholders.
John has worked with numerous companies and various industries in CFO capacities. His experience ranges from small, privately held companies to large, publicly traded ones. During his tenure as CFO of Nash Finch Company, sales grew from $2.8 billion to $4.2 billion (46%). His first year as Vice President and CFO of Strategic Equipment and Supply Company both sales and EBITDA grew over 10%. He has served as both an engagement CFO Partner and Arizona Managing Partner of Tatum, a national professional services company. Today, he is founder and President of Scherer Strategic Solutions, LLC, a firm specializing in CFO consulting, strategic and financial planning, market re-positioning and business development.

The expert advice and individual attention I’ve received at AZ Growth Advisors has been invaluable to our growth, making a clear difference in how we operate. My peers are a practical, safe and confidential sounding board, a group who truly understands the unique challenges faced by the CFO. Beyond business tools, friendships develop, cultivating a team of advisors who have a genuine interest in each other’s success.”
— Steve Hayes, CFO, Empereon
Going in, I had questions. Would I truly get value out of the group? Was it diverse enough? Would I better my company from my learnings? My concerns quickly dissolved. Connecting with my peers, gaining access to a wealth of knowledge and a sounding board, and learning best practices has been invaluable to my professional growth, clearly enhancing the value I bring to my company.”
— Ken Gerard, CFO, Interface

John facilitates roundtables that empower CFOs & Financial Leaders through thought-leader tools and best practices, relationship-building and strategic problem-solving.