How I can help you

I can help clients move from idea to reality by helping with financial modeling, statements and accounting, business plans, and operational and financial processes.

As a long-time finance professional, I have worked with large and small businesses, ranging in size from start-ups to Microsoft and GE.   I have supported companies in translating business goals into actions to achieve those goals.  I do that by helping refine and focus on key priorities and define what will be required to meet those priorities.  Translating business plans into the financial language of business usually clarifies what can and should be done and in what timeframe.   I am skilled at helping create that clarity and supporting a bias for action. 

Finance is a discipline that easily translates across industry lines.  I have worked in and with professional services, financial services, retail and technology companies.  Many of my roles have included accounting, financial reporting and financial modeling.  In working with several start-up companies, I was hands-on with business planning, funding, cash management and accounting.  Most recently, I have had a financial and operational process focus in Microsoft’s internal audit group.    I have regularly sought out opportunities to coach and mentor others, as well as more formal teaching roles focused on finance and accounting. 

I look forward to hearing your ideas and helping you bring them to life.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations

Industry Experience
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


MBA, University of Oregon, Accounting

BA, University of Oregon







Marilee  Byers

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone