Richard Buckley joins vcfo Austin as Consulting CFO

Richard Buckley, Consulting CFO | vcfo Austin

vcfo Austin welcomes Richard Buckley, Consulting CFO, to serve all Austin and Central Texas area clients.

Richard J. Buckley is a highly accomplished CFO, overseeing finance, operations, IT, and HR in areas such as domestic and international manufacturing and distribution, SaaS, retail, healthcare, nonprofit, and service companies worth from $2M to $25B. He provides exceptional leadership, communication, and mentoring skills, proven effective across multiple business platforms and company cultures.

Richard started in the mail room at Exxon, taking night classes to earn his degree in accounting. After he graduated, he went to work as an audit manager for Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte). He earned his CPA license and was promoted twice in four years. He has worked as audit manager and controller for topline public (SEC) companies such as American Home Products, Estée Lauder, Quaker State, and GTE.

Richard also worked for nearly a decade with private equity and family office companies in Dallas, including ClubCorp, where he served as director and internal audit and division controller for the luxury homes division, and AG Hill Companies / Hunt Petroleum Corporation, where he was the VP of finance and controller. There he implemented financial and administrative structures to manage $4B+ in business and fund investments.

Starting in 2008, he went to work in private equity and consulting. He served as CFO for H2X LLC and president and CFO for Conch / Druid Oilfield Services. From 2016 to 2022, he was the CFO and CAO for the healthcare nonprofit Metrocare Services, a $100M+ public agency that had been approaching insolvency and that he restored to profitability and positive cash flow within one year.

A few career highlights include: uncovering $8M incorrectly capitalized expenses per GAAP SaaS regulations that resulted in restated financial statements; managing SaaS contracts in excess of $10M annually; directing the implementation of SaaS GAAP Standards when the company’s business model pivoted to SaaS outsourced services.

Richard recently relocated to Austin to spend time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoys outdoors activities, particularly gardening.


About vcfo

vcfo provides an integrated suite of finance, HR and recruiting support, including outsourcing and consulting solutions that improve operational performance and optimize productivity. Founded in 1996, vcfo pioneered the concept of the “Virtual CFO” with its original core offering of fractional or part-time CFO solutions. For 25 years, we have worked with more than 5,000 clients, evolving our service offerings and geographical footprint to meet new industry and market needs—expanding what we offer, the value we provide and the way we deliver it. At vcfo, our mission is always to make your company stronger.