John O. Lychos Jr.

Providing CFO services and Business Transition Services in Michigan


About John

John O. Lychos Jr.

Bingham Farms, MI CFO

39 Years of Experience

Direct Contact



Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Certificates & Licenses:

Certified Public Accountant (Registerd & Licensed-Illinois)


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPS)

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)

Financial Executives Network Group (FENG)

Contact John Lychos and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™

John’s Bio

Contact John for a Complimentary Business Assessment

John is an experienced team leader and business manager with demonstrated success in all areas of finance and accounting. He has almost 30 years of accounting, finance, and business operations experience. For the last 15 years he has served small and mid-size privately held companies, as well as large publicly traded companies, as an executive level VP and CFO. His professional experience blends hands-on, sleeves rolled-up drive, with board room experience and financial responsibility. He is experienced in budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, cash management and treasury operations, debt reduction, profit improvement and shareholder/owner value improvement.

He has worked on and managed a wide range of mergers and acquisitions (and divestitures); with a keen focus on successful business integrations post-transactions. His banking experience includes diverse financial negotiations, public fund bond applications, public and private reporting, bank work-out, and bankruptcy proceedings. In his various finance positions, he has managed internal controls, compilations, reviews, audit reporting, external reporting (including SEC filings), SOX compliance and 404 responsibility, risk management, IT integrations and system conversions.

During his career, he has industry service in large manufacturing, automotive parts manufacturing, industrial services, environmental services, transportation, commodity distribution, construction, project development, computer technology, software, and computer services businesses.

John is a Certified Public Accountant (Licensed/Registered, Illinois 1992), a graduate of Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with a Bachelors degree in Commerce & Finance, Major in Accounting, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

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Recent Articles

Nov 21John Lychos

Bought a Business – Post Purchase Integration

Nov 21John Lychos

Post-Purchase Integration Plans: a How To for Buyers Wording by Emily Morris   The numbers are staggering.  In his recent book, The Exit Strategy Handbook, Jerry Mills, founder of B2B CFO®, the nation’s largest CFO consulting firm, outlined the potential impact of the wave of businesses that will most likely become available for sale as Baby Boomers plan for retirement. According to the book, an average of 378,000 Baby Boomer-owned businesses (500 or fewer employees), will be put on the

Oct 10John Lychos

Michigan Businesses Need a CFO and an Exit Strategy

Oct 10John Lychos

Business exit strategies can take many forms. However, there are really only two primary objectives in any deal. One, the buyer wants to MINIMIZE the consideration paid relative to the after-tax cash flow of the purchased assets or operations, and two; the seller wants to MAXIMIZE the after-tax cash proceeds from the sale. Since both objectives are essentially opposite, having the right exit strategy plan puts the business owner in the driver’s seat. It will not matter if the deal

Oct 5John Lychos

CFO’s Help Family Businesses Find the Exit

Oct 5John Lychos

Finding the Exit in a Family-Owned Business According to a recent survey[1], family-owned businesses in the United States account for over 64% of the nation’s gross domestic product. Yet, over 50% of those businesses fail to last beyond the first generation. Successful business owners who want to pass along their business to family members know there are certain “big-company” fundamentals that apply to their business. For example, big companies spend a significant amount of time, money, and resources on strategic