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Growing companies face a variety of challenges every day. Entrepreneurial enterprises must consistently stay on top of developing and refining their products and services to remain viable in the marketplace and attractive to new customers. This external focus on growth, staying competitive and responsive to customer needs is at the very heart of every company’s long-term success. At the same time, the enterprise’s internal organization must be large enough to accommodate current operating needs and lean enough to provide profitability and a strong return on investment. The operational, financial and human resources management functions of any business must function together as intrinsically related elements of the whole entity in order for the business to build value over the long term.

Our management team has over 75 years of combined management experience in a variety of industries. Our shared vision for the necessity of financial and human resources integration created a strong working relationship among the management team which was the basis for the formation of C3 Advisors, LLC.
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President
Sharon Harder has over three decades of senior management experience and has served in chief operational and chief financial positions in a variety of organizations ranging from a major healthcare professional association to post-acute healthcare providers and a technology firm. Sharon’s demonstrated expertise extends to human resources management, management of information services, complex client side litigation support, healthcare and HR regulatory compliance, financial management, reporting and process improvement. Sharon brings a wealth of experience to C3 Advisors, LLC, that enables her to understand complex issues and provide guidance for implementing practical and achievable solutions. She holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and is a member of the Project Management Institute and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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Vice President
Deb Deutsch brings 30 years of management experience to C3 Advisors, LLC, having served a national financial services organization for over 15 years in increasingly responsible roles as Associate Director, Manager of Compliance and Manager of Special Projects, specializing in forensic accounting and fraud detection program development. She also possesses over a decade of experience with a respected Chicagoland retailer with multiple locations and a long-standing history of excellent customer service and retention. Most recently, while serving at two different technology firms, Deb provided overall guidance in the areas of operations management, accounting, financial reporting, payroll tax compliance, accounts receivable, and cash management. She holds a BS in Accountancy from Northern IL University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Vice President
Kristen brings over a decade of progressive human resource and operational management experience to C3 Advisors, LLC. She has served in several capacities including law firm administration and general management in graphic design. Prior to joining C3 Advisors, LLC, Kristen served as the Director of Human Resources for a software developer in the healthcare industry where she created the HR program from the ground up.  Kristen holds a BS from the University of Tampa and a Master's degree in HR Management from Golden Gate University.  She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). With a solid understanding of HR principals and strategic planning, Kristen incorporates human capital management into the overall operations of an organization. She believes that people are one of the most important assets any organization can obtain.

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