With a focus on mid-sized businesses facing financial and operational challenges and those seeking guidance to get to the next level, Bette Hiramatsu has a proven track record of helping companies develop stronger earnings and cash flow through creative problem solving, strategic planning, financial forecasting, asset management, process improvement, cost-cutting, debt restructuring, lease renegotiation and balance sheet management.
Since 1991, Hiramatsu has worked with family-owned and operated businesses as well as public corporations boasting sales of more than $100 million. She has experience in retail, manufacturing, distribution, commercial lending, restaurant, construction and service businesses. Hiramatsu has worked for boutique turnaround consulting firms including Durkee/Sharlit Associates, the Scotland Group and Prolman Associates.
Prior to becoming a management consultant, Hiramatsu spent ten years as a vice-president in commercial banking (Union Bank and Chemical Bank) where she was responsible for lending funds to business of all sizes in a wide variety of industries.
Hiramatsu earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and her MBA from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. She also attended Waseda University, International Division in Tokyo, Japan. Hiramatsu is also a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).
A member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Association for Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and Bruin Professionals, Hiramatsu serves on the Board of Directors of the Japanese-American Cultural and Community Center. She has previously served on the board of the local chapter of the Institute for Management Consultants, the Executive MBA Alumni Association at UCLA and on the advisory board of a privately-held, educational travel service company.
Contact Hiramatsu & Associates today to discuss how our team can help you make your business more successful and less stressful.