Imaginuity advisor makes executive CFO role official, and brings over 20 years of financial industry expertise to the firm.
DALLAS, August 22, 2016 /PRLog/ — Local full service marketing agency and consultancy Imaginuity announced today that Wade Owens has joined the company executive leadership team as CFO. Wade comes to Imaginuity with over 20 year of experience working in the credit, investment and capital markets sectors of the financial service industry. Perhaps most importantly, Owens structured the financial transaction that allowed for the current executive leadership team to buy the firm 13 years ago and has been a close advisor to the company ever since.
During the announcement, Imaginuity President and CEO Corbett Guest added, “Wade Owens has been a guiding hand on our financial path as an independent agency in Texas. As we look to continue to grow and expand, his addition to our executive leadership team as CFO was a natural decision.”
Owens rounds out the leadership team at Imaginuity, bringing a breadth and depth of experience in capital markets, transaction structuring and complex financial management. His pragmatic approach has been honed over the course of a successful 20-year career in private-wealth management, commercial banking and community leadership.
Wade holds a BA from the University of Arizona in Tucson and an MBA from the University of Dallas. In addition, he holds several certifications and licenses, including graduating from the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU.
Moving out of the finance industry, and into a client-side CFO role, has been an intriguing consideration for Owens for many years. “I’ve been waiting for the right fit, at the right time in my career,” he explained. “Having an advisory role in the success of Imaginuity for over 13 years gives me first-hand experience with the firm’s solid foundation of leadership. It also has provided a birds-eye view into their operations and vision. In the role of CFO I look forward to contributing to their continued success as a organization quickly, and in a meaningful way.”
For many small, private businesses the relationship with their institutional banker is a critical one. Privy to the detailed financial state of their clients – from receivables and investments, to assets and cash flow – bankers are the unseen partner at the table for most major decisions.
It’s been no different for Imaginuity. The selection by Imaginuity of Owens for the CFO role is a testament to the long-term mutual respect he has earned with the Imaginuity executive team. And Owens selection of Imaginuity for his entry into a client-side CFO role is a testament to the enthusiasm and confidence he has in the future of Imaginuity.
The addition of Owens adds to the long-standing Imaginuity history of community service and arts patronage. Owens looks forward to continuing his work on the Board of Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, the Water Tower Theatre and UTD School of Arts and Humanities.
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Imaginuity is the full-service, digital marketing agency and consultancy that enables complex organizations to create and manage meaningful customer connections for the digital age. An independent agency based in the Southwest, Imaginuity has been nationally recognized for creative excellence. Services areas include Digital Strategy, Creative, Web Development, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Search Engine Optimization & Marketing, and Analytics & Reporting.
To learn more about Imaginuity visit: http://www.imaginuity.com/