A N.C.-licensed CPA, Laxton has served organizations in roles ranging from consultant to CFO.
In 2008, she left her full-time position in financial management for the construction industry; almost immediately, she started taking on fresh opportunities in a new industry for her – financial management for nonprofits. And the nonprofit work just kept coming. “The work came first, and then I realized I needed a name and a website and business cards,” she says with a laugh. In 2010, she launched Laxton CFO Services, her own firm that provided financial management, business coaching and strategic solutions for orgs that needed the support and expertise of a contract CFO.
After years working on her own, Laxton was comfortable – and, at the same time, eager for a new challenge. “I did some of my own strategic planning, and I came to this place where I realized I wanted to bring what I was doing and what I’m good at to a new company,” she says. “A place where we can partner and support each other and address more opportunities in different markets.” CREO’s Managing Partners, Mike Townley and Susan Acker-Walsh, who know Laxton and her family personally, agreed. In 2016, Laxton joined CREO; it was a match made in heaven.
Today, Laxton leads the financial management practice for CREO and serves as a Certified Professional Coach. She’s a subject matter expert doing what she does best.