Grant Brisacher

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in San Diego and Orange County


About Grant

Grant Brisacher

Encinitas, CA CFO

35 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

office (760) 525-0933


Bachelor of Science - Business Administration - San Diego State University

Corporate Masters Program - University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Certificates & Licenses:

CPA (Licensed in California)


FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group)

The Business Advisory Council of Carlsbad (TBAC)

Contact Grant Brisacher and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™

Grant’s Bio

Grant has over 30 years of broad-based financial and business knowledge working primarily with small and mid-sized companies. His multifaceted background in both public and private accounting provides a unique and balanced business approach. Grant's specific industry experience includes manufacturing and distribution, consumer based products, software development, interactive web development, professional service firms, government contracting and general contracting.

Grant's diverse industry experience allows him to quickly analyze all aspects of the business to identify problem areas and develop solutions that work. His understanding of finance and operations allows him to develop the financial systems to support the companies operations. Grant is experienced in all aspects of operations and financial management, including manufacturing operations, inventory management, cash management, banking and auditor relationships, risk management, financial reporting systems and human resource management. He has extensive experience in financial reporting, cash management, debt financing, strategic planning, budgeting and financial analysis. He has a track record of increasing profits and company value by strengthening and building accounting and operating infrastructure. Grant has been very successful in his CFO role acting as a sounding board to many CEO's and owners alike over the years.

Prior to joining B2B CFO®, Grant was the CFO/COO for a $50 million privately held golf club manufacturer in San Diego North County. In this role, Grant led the transition and relocation of the Company from Northern California to San Diego including the hiring of a new management team of 6 direct reports and 100+ employees. He was responsible for all internal operations and financing and successfully completed several private placements totaling $12M over the course of 18 months to fund future growth of the Company.

Grant was formerly a partner with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, one of the five largest national CPA and consulting firms. Grant was the Partner in Charge of the San Diego office General Services/Audit department and was responsible for client service, financial performance, business planning, practice development, human resources, staff recruitment, and career development and training. In addition, Grant was a member of the Firm's national manufacturing and distribution practice and participated in establishing Firm wide policies and procedures. Grant was one of 35 partners selected through out the country to participate in the Firm's Business Advisor Corporate MBA program through the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business.

Grant has also held several executive level financial management positions in a wide variety of industries for privately held companies in San Diego. Grant began his career in 1982 with the San Diego office of Coopers & Lybrand as a staff accountant upon graduation. He served 5 years with this firm after which time he left to become a Vice President of Finance for one of his clients.

Grant graduated with honors and received a BS in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from San Diego State University and a Corporate MBA certificate from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business. He is a California licensed CPA.

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Recent Articles

When Should an Entrepreneur Hire a CFO?

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Business Check-Up – Is it time?

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Inventory – The Big Cash Drain – Asset or Liability?

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California: Significant Tax Changes Recently Enacted

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The True Benefits of Outsourcing

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Red Door Interactive Client Testimonial

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We are grateful for the model that B2B CFO® has developed because it gives us access to someone of Grant’s caliber where it wouldn’t otherwise be feasible. He is fun to work with and has easily become an integral part of our team. He invests in understanding our business and our people so that he can insert himself where he will make the biggest impact on our bottom line. Since Grant has been working with us we have a more

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