Location: Linthicum, MD
Industry: Mortgage lending
Years in role: 7
Years at company: 8
GROWTH CHAMPION: “When I first started with NFM back in 2007, the accounting department was a bit unorganized, and I spent my first several months sorting through things and putting a lot of new processes in place,” says Matthew Glyder, CFO of NFM Lending. “I developed a more streamlined month-end close process and a standardized set of reports to be issued to key management for month-end. The company went from having pretty unsuccessful annual financial audits to a very successful audit the year that I started.”
FUN FACT: “When I’m not working or doing things with my family, you can find me out in my garage working on one of my cars or attending car-related events.”
STRONG RELATIONSHIP: At the beginning of Glyder’s tenure, he sat down with NFM Lending’s CEO to develop key reporting that would help the CEO understand how the company was performing on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. “This has allowed him to make quicker decisions regarding company direction, as well as allowing him to focus more on other parts of the business,” says Glyder.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: Glyder works with auditors, banks, regulators, investors and other parties to ensure that NFM Lending is financially compliant. “In addition, all financial processes are documented in an organized manner for later review,” he says. “I have implemented electronic approvals by managers for all expenditures, and we keep most of our accounting information in electronic format.”