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Denise Teeling

Executive Director, Worldwide Chief Financial Officer

Denise Teeling is executive director and worldwide chief financial officer of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., that specializes in public affairs, strategic communication, and business consulting for major multinational companies.

Ms. Teeling is a financial executive with diverse domestic and international industry experience who provides financial strategy and interpretation that helps drive businesses to greater success. She is adept at anticipating trends and working with line executives to improve cash flow and profitability while improving customer retention. Ms. Teeling is known for developing strong financial teams that generate accurate and meaningful financial information.

Ms. Teeling has held key roles in the successful sale of both a major market research company and a publishing company. In addition, her experience includes the merger, relocation and restructuring of the finance departments of several companies, successful evaluation and assimilation of acquisitions, installation of financial systems, and improvement in profitability and cash generation through strong budgeting and forecasting systems, standards of operation for domestic and international affiliates, creation of meaningful compensation plans and pricing methodologies, and cost savings through efficiencies and negotiation of contracts.

Prior to joining APCO in 2007, Ms. Teeling was president and founder of Advanced Business Directions, a business consulting and coaching company. In addition, she has more than 30 years of experience working in the corporate world, including 20 years as a chief financial officer serving the publishing, advertising and market research industries.

Ms. Teeling holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and computer science from the School of Management Honors’ Program at Boston College and a Master of Business Administration in accounting and taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University.