- Henry Dorbes
Who will know better, then, than Henry Dorbes the benefits of keeping a king-sized positive attitude? With plenty of it, he has and will continue to bridge the distance between the American and French business worlds efficiently and effectively!
Ladies and Gentleman, meet America’s “French connection,” Henry Dorbes. Based in Chicago, the founder, CFO, and Chief Operating Officer of "On Demand" at FrenchAmericanBusiness.com, a website for French companies in America, Henry Dorbes is the principal link between a French manager in a French company and the company’s U.S. subsidiary.
With a Master’s in Finance from Université des Sciences Sociales (Toulouse I), a General Business and Administration degree, and an Executive MBA degree from HEC Business School, Dorbes armed himself well before diving into the waters as a financial expert by launching Acting-Finances, a business management and financial advisory services firm.
Acting-Finances was already successfully providing part-time chief financial officer (CFO) assignments to start-up ventures, medium-size companies, and big corporations when Dorbes handed over the French reins to Olivier Avril to continue building the company there. Dorbes then relocated to Chicago to launch the business on American ground through Acting-USA.
“It takes money to make money,” the saying goes, and Dorbes provides a prime example. Before branding himself as the “CFO on demand,” Dorbes acted as a CFO and VP Finance for a number of international companies. Backed with that wealth of experience, Dorbes and his team now serve clients as the French manager contact for French companies with divisions in the U.S. He strives to build enduring relationships with his clients from a very early stage.
As COO of Acting-USA.com, Dorbes continuously evaluates the businesses of his clients and provides strategic recommendations to their boards of directors “regarding all aspects of business operations and growth.”
Besides running the show at the French company’s American subsidiary, Dorbes provides accurate information and appropriate objectives to manage revenue and chart sales figures, too. The firm and its team, under the able leadership of its COO, offer clients the luxury of an efficiently run business that relentlessly scales the growth charts.
An experienced executive and financial manager, Dorbes deftly combines his expertise in changing management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and implementing cost control systems to help the companies’ management teams successfully guide their businesses “toward the direction envisioned by the company’s business plan and the venture capitalists’ expectations.”
Money, be it in dollars or in francs, will keep changing its values. Nevertheless, relationships don’t, or at least not where Dorbes, the man behind COO “On Demand” is concerned. He maintains all relationships, big and small, with equal respect.