Finance Writer
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Renee Ann Butler is a finance writer whose writing has appeared in numerous outlets related to finance and investing, from TheStreet to SCORE. She has an MBA from Exeter, degrees in psychology, and over 15 years of experience working with hedge funds and startups. Her work is centered on ... more


Is A Proxy Fight On The Horizon For Hertz?
Activist investor Carl Icahn announced that he may seek board representation and hedge fund Fir Tree Partners has called for the removal of Hertz CEO Mark Frissora - all on the same day that Hertz filed an 8-K.
Yahoo's Biggest Problem Is Its Name, Not Google
Yahoo (YHOO) has a big problem. The once-great company needs to take action if it hopes to remain relevant with the ever evolving times.


AAPL Apple Inc.
ACRS Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.
ALPH Alphanet Solutions Inc
BABA Alibaba
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
BBY Best Buy Co.
BKS Barnes & Noble Inc
CRM inc.
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc.
CVS CVS Health Corporation
DG Dollar General Corporation
DIS The Walt Disney Company
DISH DISH Network Corporation
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
FDO Family Dollar Stores Inc.
FOXA Fox Corporation
GE General Electric Company
GMCR (now private) Keurig Green Mountain Inc.
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GOOGL Google (A shares)
GPS The Gap Inc.
GSK GlaxoSmithKline
HD Home Depot Inc.
INTC Intel Corporation
IOTS Adesto Technologies Corporation
JCPNQ J.C. Penney Company Inc.
KO The Coca-Cola Company
KORS see Capri Holdings
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation
LULU lululemon athletica inc.
META Meta Platforms, Inc. (Formerly Facebook, Now META))
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
NFLX Netflix Inc.
NVCR NovoCure Ltd
P Pandora Media Inc.
PCLN Priceline (Now BKNG)
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc.
RDEN Elizabeth Arden Inc.
RL Ralph Lauren Corporation
RT Ruby Tuesday Inc.
RTN Raytheon Company NOW RTX
S SentinelOne, Inc.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SGRY Surgery Partners, Inc.
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company
TGT Target Corporation
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
UTX United Technologies Corporation
VZ Verizon Communications
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
WFM Whole Foods Market Inc.
WHR Whirlpool Corporation
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.
ZNGA Zynga Inc.
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Work Experience

Business Writer
August 2009 - Present (13 years 9 months)

My writing is centered on the business of doing business - from business to finance, and everything in between. I specialize in article writing, blog posting, white papers, business plans, and strategy papers for small to medium-sized companies. My passion is explaining strategy and quantifying it in ways laypersons can understand and professionals can enjoy.

Consulting Manager
Littlefield, Siminski & Co., P.S.
August 2013 - April 2014 (9 months)

Worked with businesses to help them improve operations; Performed analysis on company financials; Identified areas needing improvement; Created plans to improve efficiency and effectiveness while keeping an eye on long term goals; Developed plans and proposals for attaining financing; Calculated the most effective way to apply investment; Provided strategic advice on financials and operations for achieving client goals 

Chief Financial Officer
Kitson Boards, Inc.
June 2013 - August 2013 (3 months)

Oversaw company’s financial operations; Served in executive capacity, representing company to lenders and potential investors; Crafted company’s long-term financial strategy; Developed investor information packages and business plans for funding; Maintained company accounts to ensure legal and regulatory compliance; Enhanced and implemented financial and accounting systems and procedures; 

Management Consultant
May 2001 - June 2013 (12 years 4 months)

I have worked with more than 100 small businesses worldwide to detect business inefficiencies and opportunities; Analyzed business operations and financials to construct plans of action to take advantage of opportunities; Ghostwrote web content, information articles and white pages for dozens of consulting firms; Planned and coordinated business and marketing strategies; Developed business plans and investor presentations.


University of Exeter
MBA, Financial Management
2005 / 2006
Dissertation: "Towards the Development of a Theory for the Achievement of Economic Sustainability in Small and Medium Enterprises"
Frostburg State University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
2000 / 2000
Allegany College of Maryland
Associate of Science (A.S.)
1998 / 2000
-Sociology -Earned my associate degree after only 3 semesters of study, one of which overlapped high school. All-American Scholar and regular member of the Dean's List. Graduated with honors at 18. I also worked and volunteered both as a counselor in elementary schools and as adult care worker at a local psychiatric facility.