David Trinkle

Long Beach, CA
26 Years of Experience

About David Trinkle

As an experienced financial executive over the past 20+ years, David has worked in partnership with business owners and CEOs, assisting them in achieving their business and personal goals. He was a Los Angeles Business Journal “CFO of the Year” Finalist in 2010, and has worked with business units ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large corporate entities, and non-profits.

David has a proven track record of taking financially underperforming companies and improving their strategies and processes, turning them into thriving, profitable organizations, often positioning them for a potential sale in the future. He is known for his ability to use both his operational and financial experience, recognizing the key changes needed in an organization, and leading and implementing the right change, at the right time. David also has M&A experience having been CFO from both the “buy” side and “sell” side of transactions.

David has extensive experience in strategic planning, business forecasting, process improvement, new product development, change management, and identifying and developing talent in the finance, information technology, and human resources departments. He has an adaptable management style that allows for managing, motivating, and guiding individuals at all levels of the organization, from the boardroom to the mailroom. David began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in public accounting and went on to work for Rainbird Corporate Services, Inc. and M&M Mars, Inc. in senior financial and business planning roles, increasing his breadth of experience and responsibilities. Following his experience at M&M Mars, he has served in roles such as Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the following companies: Golden Eagle Express, Inc., Two Chefs On A Roll, Inc., Dreamgirl International, Inc., Manhattan Beachwear Inc. and TRL Systems, Inc. Currently, David is a Partner in the largest CFO firm in the United States, B2B CFO®, and also serves several private business owners as a member of their advisory board.

David has helped clients in many different industries by assisting them with his experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Cash flow management and optimization
  • Process improvements
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Internal controls
  • System implementations
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Managing bank and audit relationships
  • M&A transactions
  • Talent identification, development, and succession planning
  • Risk management
  • Tax planning
  • Cost reduction and avoidance

David earned his BS in accounting from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and later added his MBA with an emphasis in marketing from the same school. David is a California CPA, a member of the American Institute of CPA’S (AICPA), California Society of CPA’s, and Financial Executives International (FEI).

When he is not working, David enjoys golf, tennis and flying. He holds a Commercial pilots license with an instrument rating, and when time allows, his flying adventures take him to new places, often with a nearby golf course!

Other Info


  • California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Certificates & Licenses:

  • BS 87′, State of California C.P.A. 92′, MBA 95′


  • AICPA, California Society of CPA’s, Financial Executives International (FEI), Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

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