About Avail

We bring industry experience to assist our clients with some of the most challenging aspects of their business models. Our team of accounting, finance, and capital sourcing professionals look forward to helping your firm grow and prosper.

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Chris Dussold, PhD

Managing Partner & Co-founder

Background

Chris is a Consultant, Managing Partner, and co-founder of Avail Professional Services specializing in financial and accounting integration and implementation. He is currently working with clients in need of specific solutions to company data usage and upstream decision making. His projects include work in areas such as financial modeling, budgeting, working capital management, and capital structure. Chris has worked in consulting for 18 years helping clients understand difficult business situations with individualized solutions and integrations. He simultaneously worked in academe doing research in such areas as IPOs, carveouts, repurchases, return on capital, market-disrupting events, and public finance. During his time as an academic, Chris served as a professor of finance, accounting, economics, and entrepreneurship. Additional roles included serving as a department chair in several areas, curriculum design, accreditation, and strategic planning with upper administration. He served four years as a faculty senate president, overseeing the educators in a multi-state university. He left the industry as a full professor of finance and accounting. He also has been a principal of several start-up companies in the financial service and agriculture industries. Chris is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Missouri.

Professional and Industry Experience

  • Supporting sustained growth of companies with broad vertically integrated models. The support includes capital acquisition, financial modeling, forecasting, and other firm-specific functions

  • Supporting businesses with capital structure and working capital modeling and implementation

  • Creating and implementing a decision-making dashboard by integrating the accounting, finance, and operating functions

  • Supporting start-up companies by helping to create and grow the business models while guiding them through implementation

  • Supporting firms with the acquisition and underwriting of tax increment financing and other public tax assistance

  • Developing research methodologies to measure and manage the impacts of multiple structural variables on successful implementations and market performance

  • Developing data sources and methodologies to measure return on capital around specific spend events

  • Working with startups and entrepreneurs on business plans, capital acquisition, and financial management functions in both consulting and CFO roles