Columbus, Ohio

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Location Overview

As the capital of Ohio, Columbus boasts a robust economy comprised of education, technology, government, research, insurance, and health care entities. As the city gains nationwide recognition for its booming districts and quality of life, NOW CFO’s Columbus consultants support local companies and other surrounding cities to save valuable time, money, and resources with our complete outsourced structure.

By providing services in all areas of accounting at the CFO, controller, and operational levels, our Columbus consultants are focused on improving the lives of business owners and the overall financial health of their companies on a part-time, interim, or fractional basis.

Phone: 855-974-6267

Our Team

Eric Patrick


Eric Patrick joined NOW CFO in 2017 and is a Regional Partner of the Tennessee and Indiana offices. He has worked as a leader, manager, and CFO for a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, non-profit, and farming. Eric is an expert in finance leadership, financial analysis, internal controls, forecasting and budgeting, and business support.

Prior to joining NOW CFO, Eric was a CFO for a manufacturing company in Tennessee, where he was instrumental in growing revenue by 50% and income by 30% over a three-year period, through facilitating organic growth and acquisitions. Eric attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where he obtained a Bachelor and Master of Science in Accounting. He maintains an active CPA license.

Melissa Thorniley


Melissa Thorniley joined NOW CFO in 2018 as a Business Development Representative in Nashville, Tennessee and currently serves as Market President in Columbus, Ohio. Since starting her career, as an Accountant, in a client-facing role, she has always found it rewarding to help business leaders gain better visibility into their finances.

Melissa brings a passion for networking and connecting people to NOW CFO. She actively participates as a member of ACG (Association of Corporate Growth) and currently serves on WiT (Women in Transactions) Committee for the organization.

Melissa attended the University of North Alabama where she double-majored in Accounting & Finance. Her deep knowledge of accounting combined with her warm and genuine personality makes her an asset to her clients and networking partners.

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