Lyndon Grooters | DWH Senior Financial Analyst
For most of his career, Lyndon has focused on costing, pricing, and analytics in manufacturing and family-owned settings. He has led projects that range from building highly interactive sales dashboards to overhauling quote models and methodology. He earned his BBA in Finance from Grand Valley State University. In previous roles, Lyndon has been responsible for researching, understanding, and summarizing costs, providing strategic price recommendations to leadership teams, and performing a range of financial analyses, including forecasts and sensitivity analysis. He improves decision-making and draws insights through financial modeling, KPIs, and dashboarding. At DWH he focuses on cost analysis, cash flow modeling, and data visualization. Lyndon and his wife, Mattie, live in Grand Rapids with their dog, Leo, and two cats, Merlin and Arthur. Find out more about Lyndon by visiting his LinkedIn profile and the DWH website.
Andrew Knowlton | DWH Senior Director
Andy Knowlton has more than 35 years of experience in leading finance teams, managing the finance function, and serving as a trusted business partner to the executive management team. As a seasoned industry CFO, he has worked in both private and public company environments. Andy earned his B.S. Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Finance from Michigan State University where he was a TA in accounting. He continued teaching at the undergrad and graduate level during his working career. He is a non-practicing CPA in the State of Michigan. Andy has spent his career in both privately held family-owned businesses and publicly traded multinational corporations. He has led acquisitions, bank financing transitions, tax planning initiatives, family succession planning, and benefits strategy. He embraces the challenges and opportunities in all of these disciplines. Andy enjoys working across functional lines bringing the finance perspective into all aspects of the business. He has incorporated operational and finance KPIs to drive performance in a variety of diverse business units. Find out more about Andrew by visiting his LinkedIn profile and the DWH website.
John Ashby | DWH Senior Financial Analyst
John focuses on financial reporting, cash flow modeling, budgeting, and forecasting in order to make recommendations to drive improvements. He also helps to identify key performance metrics and effectively communicates the data via clear visual presentations. Prior to joining DWH, John spent thirty-plus years in auditing, forecasting, project and product management, banking, and FP&A. He has a strong ability to identify actionable insights in business data, focusing on key drivers and indicators. John is also experienced in leading cross-functional teams and playing a key role in systems implementations. John holds a BA in Economics from Whittier College and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. Find out more about John by visiting his LinkedIn profile and the DWH website.
Jonathan Coe | DWH Director
Jonathan Coe, Director, has more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, and management. He earned his B.A. in Accounting from Hope College and an MBA from Grand Valley State University. Jonathan’s career has spanned different value chains including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, telecommunications, and both OEM and aftermarket automotive. Throughout his career, Jonathan has specialized in FP&A, financial reporting (both US GAAP and IFRS), project accounting, and risk management. Most recently, Jonathan was the CFO for SoundOff Signal, a mid-market private manufacturer of emergency lighting for first responders where the company more than doubled in size in his six years as CFO. He is on the finance committee for Habitat for Humanity and has held different leadership positions at his church. He has also been involved with teaching various Junior Achievement classes. Jonathan assists our clients to optimize their organization’s financial performance via strategic planning, financial leadership development and coaching, due diligence, and profitability/cash flow improvement. Find out more about Jonathan by visiting his LinkedIn profile and the DWH website.
Rob Heitmeier | DWH Senior Director
Rob Heitmeier has over 30 years of experience in executive leadership, financial and corporate management, strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, and business management. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Detroit. Rob works with business owners to help them understand their businesses’ fundamental problems and helps develop and navigate a path to improved business performance. Find out more about Rob by visiting his LinkedIn profile and the DWH website.
Brent Smith | DWH Senior Financial Analyst
With a distinguished career centered on M&A initiatives, Brent Smith stands as an expert in turn-around services, financial consulting, and commercial underwriting. His robust portfolio includes aiding companies in navigating growth through strategic acquisitions, meticulous succession planning, and optimizing operations for distressed businesses. A proud alumnus of Davenport University, Brent holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. His industry expertise spans a diverse range including manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors. As a consultant, Brent’s proficiency particularly shines in the lower middle market segment, where he collaboratively works with businesses to amplify their operational excellence. Find out more about Brent by visiting his LinkedIn profile and the DWH website.