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Journal of Accountancy
Capital Infusion: Private Equity Eyes Accounting Firms Large and Small
February 2023, by Andrew Kenney


Interview with the Journal of Accountancy about private equity investors buying into accounting firms and CFO firms.  Paula Waggoner-Aguilar co-owns and leads The Energy CFO and its healthcare subsidiary, The Healthcare CFO, in Texas. She is one of approximately 30% of CFOs who also have CPA credentials. Her cfo services business has been approached four times in the last year about selling. While Paula has no interest in selling out, she is watching this trend as these deals will fundamentally change the way firms will operate and significantly impact the profession going forward. Outside “investors have eyed the accounting world for years because they see accounting as an ideal market for growth”.

Jounal of Accountancy Cover February 2023 Capital Infusion Private Equity Eyes Accounting
Journal of Accountancy
Business Award Winner
PR Newswire and the San Antonio Express-News
Six Women Business Owners Recognized For Their Achievements In San Antonio, TX
arch 1, 2019, by Madalyn Mendoza

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-SA) selected six of more than 53,000 women business owners in San Antonio for their annual awards. Each of the honorees underwent a "rigorous" nomination and interview process, according to a news release. Deborah Bauer, who founded Drake Commercial Group, is the Lifetime Achievement Award winner for earning local and national acclaim in real estate.  Dawn Lafreeda, Denny's franchisee of 81 locations, WaterFleet Co-founder Allison C. Pyle, The Energy CFO's Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, and RVK Architects' Judith K. Zimmerman will all be recognized as Women Business Owners of the Year on March 28, 2019.

NAWBO San Antonion 2019 WBOA Award Winne
Extraordinary Women
San Antonio Woman Magazine
The League of Extraordinary Women...The Energy CFO
May/June 2016 Issue by Jennifer Bartlett


Peggy Brimhall, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, Tim McDiarmid, and Elsa Fernandez are extraordinary forward-looking Texas entrepreneurs who embrace risk and welcome new challenges.  They have faced failures and rejections and have used those experiences to create new opportunities.  All of these women are change agents and powerful leaders.  All are determined to carve out a path for themselves and for the greater San Antonio community.  They dare to be different, to be pioneers and to traverse new ground.  And they are more than willing to take all of us along with them.   

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