Our Professionals

DENNIS M. FRY, CPA

President – CPAs for Hire + CFOs for Hire

314.985.8110 | dfry@cfosforhire.com

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Dennis graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School and the University of Missouri – Saint Louis, where he earned his B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting.  He has over 20 years of professional experience that includes public accounting with both local and Big 4 accounting firms, senior leadership in corporate accounting and finance, and owning/operating a small business.

The scope of his expertise is extensive, and includes full responsibility over…

  • corporate accounting and finance
  • business and tax compliance
  • financial reporting and analysis
  • budgeting and forecasting
  • corporate policies and procedures
  • internal controls
  • compliance audits (including IRS)
  • audit and tax engagements
Some of his more significant achievements include…
  • $900k reduction in aged receivables after designing and implementing a new collection policy
  • $100k reduction in expenses after identifying opportunities and communicating/implementing changes
  • Managed over $250mm in cash and investments with a daily review of available cash and market position
Outside of work, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.  Most of their spare time involves soccer, with both children playing in select clubs and Dennis coaching indoor teams and playing in a men’s indoor league. Dennis has also been an active member of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, and is currently on the Board of Directors. He his also active in his neighborhood’s HOA, where he served many years as Treasurer and President

DAVID J. ZAEGEL, CPA, CFP®

President – CWOs for Hire

314.649.PLAN | dzaegel@cwosforhire.com

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Dave graduate from Chaminade

High School and Saint Louis University, where he earned his Masters in Accountancy.  He spent the first 15 years of his career in various advanced accounting functions.

 

Some of his more significant accomplishments include:

  • Investing over $70 million of corporate assets  
  • Managing stock compensation programs and other employee benefits
  • Working with executive teams to raise over $70 million in funding
  • Overseeing all accounting functions (reporting, tax, payroll, budgeting, etc.)
Dave has since decided to follow his passion of helping people with their financial planning.  His business background and knowledge of employee benefits, stock compensation, insurance, investments and taxes makes him a perfect fit for working with corporate senior managers and closely held business owners.
 
Outside of working, Dave spends time with his wife and three children. Dave enjoys sports (especially baseball), exercising and playing music. Dave also enjoys volunteering in his community through various board positions in his neighborhood and the Town and Country / Frontenac Chamber of Commerce, and through activities at St. Joseph – Manchester, MO parish.

RICHARD H. WALGREN, CPA

CFO Associate – CFOs for Hire

314.985.8110 | rwalgren@cpasforhire.com

Born and raised in St. Louis, Richard graduated from Eureka High School and Missouri State University, where he earned his B.S. degree in Accounting.  He is a licensed CPA with more than 20 years of accounting and financial management experience that includes public accounting and senior leadership in corporate accounting and finance.

The scope of his experience includes full responsibility over:

  • Corporate accounting and finance
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Payroll management
    Corporate tax compliance, including franchise and income taxes, payroll taxes, sales/use taxes and property taxes
    Credit and risk management
Some of his more significant accomplishments include:
 
  • Overseeing the financial management of a professional staffing firm with businesses spanning over 30 states, and with annual revenues that grew from $15MM to over $30MM in just 3 years
  • Holding a key leadership role with a bank-owned equipment leasing and finance company from its start-up through growth to over $400MM in annual lease receivables

Outside of work, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

CHAD D. INMAN, CPA

CFO Associate – CFOs for Hire

314.985.8110 | cinman@cpasforhire.com

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Chad graduated from Parkway North High School and the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he earned his B.S. degree in Accounting. He has over 25 years of professional experience that includes public accounting, senior leadership in corporate accounting and finance, and providing outsourced CFO and Controllership services to diverse clientele in the St. Louis area, including a scientific start-up, industrial service provider, software developer, and nonprofit. Chad specializes in process and workflow improvement, cash management, cost reduction strategies, developing meaningful financial reporting, and strategic consulting with ownership and management to help grow their business.

With his commitment to understanding the various aspects of his clients’ business needs, Chad is a valuable resource throughout each stage of a company’s business life cycle.

Some of his more significant accomplishments include…

  • As CFO Associate of a start-up, Chad lead a company through two rounds of equity fund raising. Funds raised from private equity and individual investors were $12MM and $18MM, respectively.
  • Lead project to develop and implement a perpetual inventory tracking system to precisely track inventory and identify process leaks, resulting in annual savings of approximately $2MM.
  • Developed process to identify cost to produce each batch of a vaccine, and provide company management the information needed to properly price product for sale.

The scope of his experience includes full responsibility over…

  • Corporate accounting and finance
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Payroll management
  • Corporate tax compliance, including franchise and income taxes, payroll taxes, sales/use taxes and property taxes

Outside of work Chad enjoys spending time with his two boys, usually camping, hunting or playing basketball in the driveway. Chad is an avid Mountain Biker. Chad serves his community as a member of the leadership committee for Boy Scout Troop 313, where both of his boys are active scouts.

RYAN G. KRAMME, CPA

CFO Associate – CFOs for Hire

314.985.8110 | rkramme@cpasforhire.com

Raised in rural Missouri, Ryan graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia, where he earned a B.S. degree in Accounting and the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where he earned his MBA. He is a licensed CPA with over 16 years of professional experience that includes public accounting with a Big 4 accounting firm, senior leadership in corporate accounting and finance, and co-owning/operating a family business.

Ryan also has extensive experience performing and supervising numerous accounting and financial reporting roles in a variety of industries. The scope of his expertise includes full responsibility over…

  • corporate accounting and finance
  • financial and regulatory reporting
  • commercial lending and banking
  • all aspects of a large family business including customer service, marketing, procurement, benefit plans, strategic planning, etc

Outside of work Ryan spends as much time as possible with his wife and children, mostly working on the family business and family farm.