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Frank D. Cottrell
Education & Qualifications
MBA, Rice University
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, University of Texas at Austin
Membership & Community
Breeders Greeters Committee, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Frank D. Cottrell

Frank is a skilled financial professional with experience in diverse organizations and industries ranging from private equity-backed portfolio companies to public entities. He has held multiple leadership roles with critical P&L responsibilities, including serving as interim CFO. Skilled at delivering in high stakes situations under compressed timelines, Frank has a keen ability to distill complex situations, extract essential data and deliver executable planning.

His industry experience includes energy, manufacturing, oilfield services, construction, government contracting, engineering, consumer services, financial services, tort litigation, education, retail, restaurant, appliance manufacturing, medical, technology and real estate.

Representative Engagements

Analyzed two related manufacturing entities in Ch. 11 to determine whether operations could emerge. Included 13-week cash flow, operational analysis and reporting. Led right-sizing of personnel in order to successfully conclude sale to strategic acquirer.

Real Estate

Created financial forecast for real estate client and delivered multi-stage exit strategy, unlocking $52.7MM in additional equity returns and boosting overall project IRR from 13.5% to 17.0%.

Food Service

Developed comprehensive three-statement financial model that enabled client in the food service business to better manage its liquidity.


Delivered and maintained 13-week cash flow forecast in the first major US cryptocurrency bankruptcy.

Oilfield Services

Managed 13-week cash flow forecasts and performed segment and location analysis to isolate cash burn for an oilfield services firm with three separate locations across Texas.

Private equity / Power Generator

Led buy-side due diligence for a successful PE acquisition in the power generation space.