W. Lee Baynes
Partner & COO
Mr. Baynes is a CPA with over 30 years of accounting, finance, investment/merchant banking, senior executive finance and operational experience.
He is a Partner with Trusted CFO Solutions directing client engagements for virtual CFO and back office accounting services. Leveraging real-time business insights and intelligence from our systems and technologies, Lee ensures data delivery and advises executives and their teams on how to effectively grow and evolve their companies towards business value maximization.
Prior to TCFOS, Mr. Baynes was Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategies at Cooper / T. Smith Corporation, a diversified international group of maritime companies. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Apyron Technologies, a material science technology company and a Managing Director at two investment banking firms.
He also previously served as the CFO and Director of Accounting for Williams Group International, a multi-entity, international industrial contractor group. Mr. Baynes began his career at Arthur Andersen and ultimately served as a Manager in its Audit and Business Advisory division.
He graduated in 1986 with a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.