“Supporting Growth in Agribusiness, AgTech, Wineries and Emerging Cannabis Industry Clients”
Marc Loupé brings more than 25 years of comprehensive global financial and operational management experience to our agricultural-based clients. He helps companies with integration of innovative methods and technologies to help companies function effectively. He brings to clients the value of his experience in senior financial management roles in a broad spectrum of industries — including agriculture, technology, aviation, real estate and professional services – by which he gained breadth and depth. His corporate roles include: CFO for AAA (Northern California, Nevada and Utah) and for Sage Software-North America and as Chief Audit Executive for publicly-held Ampex, Sun Microsystems and CA Technologies corporations. His accounting, finance and operational experiences include strategy development and implementations, company transformations, acquisitions and divestitures, financial and operational systems implementations, profitability and cash flow improvement programs, improved financial governance and accounting processes, treasury operations, international business, legal operations, human resources, sales development, product line general management and Co-CEO.
Marc thrives on business challenges. There is not a situation too complex for him; he is very willing and capable to balance current business and technology trends to tried-and-true business and financial management practices.
Marc’s passion for the agricultural industry is systemic to his life, both professionally and personally. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a major agricultural school. While majoring in Accounting in the School of Business there, he maintained his own vegetable and herb garden as his food source. After graduation, he became a California CPA. He began his professional career with an initial focus on the agricultural industry (oranges, almonds and dairies) with clients at Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte), a top international CPA firm. His scope continues to expand into contemporary opportunities such as cannabis. Delighting in Napa, Marc has partially resided there for more than 15 years. His wedding was at the Souverain Winery (now Coppola). He is a member of the Napa Chamber of Commerce and holds a Certificate in Accounting and Finance in the Wine Industry from Sonoma State University. Also, he is obtaining his Master of Science in Accounting at Golden Gate University.
He is an active speaker in professional continuing education and association groups. At the board level, he is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, member of City National Bank’s advisory council. He also contributes to Lifehouse’s non-profit organization whose focus is to assist people with developmental disabilities and to the Youth Leadership and Development of San Francisco Foundation. His professional affiliations include the Financial Executive International and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Also, he is a member of the Governing Body of the CFO Summit of San Francisco.
Comments from clients and colleagues:
- Strong corporate financial and accounting management capability
- Operationally oriented; understands the financial implications of operational issues
- Executive presence and leadership: board, C-Suite and staff levels
- Collaborative leadership
- Integrity/Trusted Advisor
- Agribusiness Trends and Financial Implications June 13, 2017