Bradlee T. Howe, President, and Aruna R. Jayakumar, Senior Financial Consultant, have worked together over a period of three decades to establish Financial Managers Trust as leading specialistists providing part-time financial management to small, rapidly-growing companies.
Since the inception of the Company, Brad and Aruna have been involved in the provision of more than $300,000,000 in equity and debt for working capital and equipment financing on behalf of more than 200 growing client companies. Their participation as active senior managers within these varied firms has provided them with a breadth of experience that is uncommon among managers of smaller companies. At the same time, based on their experience from the pre-revenue through the post-exit stage, they share the perspective of many entrepreneurial owners.
A graduate of the Harvard Business School and Harvard College, Brad Howe served twelve years in the Harvard administration, first as the Associate Director of Admissions, Director of Student Employment, and General Manager of Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. Subsequently, he became the Executive Director for External Affairs for the Harvard Business School, responsible for the school’s primary relationships with its corporate and alumni constituencies around the world.
Brad and his wife, Anne, are Massachusetts natives and the parents of five. He and his wife enjoy travel, sports, and frequent family gatherings with the families of their five children and their spouses, now including eleven grandchildren. He is particularly proud of his long leadership involvement with a number of non-profit organizations, most recently culminating in the successful 2017-18 capital campaign for his church in Lexington, MA.
Aruna has more than 25 years of consulting experience and has worked with a wide array of manufacturing, distribution and service-oriented client companies. With an MBA degree from Boston College Carroll School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai, Aruna has a proven track record of helping companies accomplish their corporate goals and turning companies around using an evidence-based approach. Results include guiding companies to becoming profitable, improving cash flow, producing reliable and relevant financial statements as well as streamlining operating procedures.
Aruna is actively involved in volunteering with non-profit organizations and has also served on a Board as Treasurer. She lives in Massachusetts with her family and pet labradoodle.