Ms. Dutton began her career as a CPA with KPMG Peat Marwick and Fox & Company in NYC and then relocated to Southern Nevada.

She has spent the last 28 years as a CPA, CFO, COO & Vice President of Finance providing financial leadership in both public accounting and private industry. Leading three IPO teams, 2 M&A projects and three major debt offerings, generating over $150 million in equity and debt over the last 28 years, Ms Dutton has experience in turnaround situations as well as maintaining the profitability of very successful publicly held companies.

She has managed operating and accounting teams of as many as 120 staff and managers, learning over the years what works and what doesn’t in making an efficient, effective and cohesive team. Her industry experience includes, but is not limited to real estate related services, gaming, technology, automotive services, healthcare, broadcasting, manufacturing and retail operations.

In 2005, working with her partner, Michael Dutton, she created and patented a CRM software product line that utilizes a unique automated/interactive email/calendar/scheduling system. Michael and Diane now own CK Systemz, LLC marketing software to small business.

Ms Dutton is a professional speaker in the areas of business & leadership development as well as a woman’s leadership mentor.

ESO, Your VIRTUAL CFO Company give Ms. Dutton the opportunity to help CEOs create financially healthy companies, a culture of discipline and cooperation between and amongst management and employees. She provides tools, interactive workshops and trainings bringing men and women together in their work environment for a more effective team, creating measurable improvements in profitability.

Ms. Dutton is the author of “A Woman’s Ladder To Success is Paved with Broken Glass Ceilings”, published January 2007, available at Amazon.com. She continues to publish e-books and several articles and has been heard and seen on TV and radio shows regarding her findings in the area of breaking the glass ceiling.

Diane is a member of the Executive Board of the NSCPA, and AICPA Ambassador speaking on behalf of the CPA Profession. She is also a member of NAFE, NAWBO and Women and Network, the CEO-CFO Group, Women in Communication and the Turnaround Management Association. Ms. Dutton holds an MBA and BBA from Pace University, NYC Campus and is a Nevada CPA, 1980.

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