Candace is the President of WelchGroup Consulting, a boutique firm focused on business advisory, contract CFO services and Mergers & Acquisition. Their goal is to help business owners think & act strategically in their companies – assisting owners with strategy, corporate governance, in pivoting their business models, managing their growth objectives, strengthening their internal infrastructure, preparing their business for an upcoming transition and buying and selling companies. They are focused on improving the value in small and medium sized enterprises, by ensuring that their profits are both sustainable and transferable.
Candace has 20 years of financial and management experience. After obtaining her CPA, CA designation in 1999, she spent 10 years in Senior Finance and Management roles, which allowed her to go beyond keeping score. She has played key roles in all aspects of growing and transitioning businesses, including new system implementations, evaluation of new business opportunities, implementing human resource practices and policies and providing sound advice to business owners. Candace believes that successful businesses do more than keep score. They build value from the ground up so they can maximize their upon exit.
Candace is actively involved in The Women’s Business Network, The Ottawa Network for Education (specifically the School Breakfast Program) and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.