Gary W. Patterson, CPA, MBA, known internationally as the Fiscal Doctor, assists companies to improve their bottom line. He can be dropped anywhere in the world and quickly diagnose problems—before they show up on the balance sheet. He has guided hundreds of companies in manufacturing, technology, service, construction, and distribution and has successfully negotiated over twenty-five M&A transactions with a market value exceeding $390 million. He holds an MBA in finance and operations from Stanford, a BA in accounting from the University of Mississippi, and is a Big Four CPA. He is the author of Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health.