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Carol Coughlin

Advisor Baltimore, Maryland Area, US

Founder/Growth Advisor to Entrepreneurs, BottomLine Growth Strategies; Board of Directors- Advisory, Public, Private and Non-profits

Founder/Growth Advisor to Entrepreneurs, BottomLine Growth Strategies; Board of Directors- Advisory, Public, Private and Non-profits

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Involved In


BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc.


Director Board of Directors University of Maryland Medical Center Board February 2015 - present
Board Chairwoman, Audit Committee Chair Hamilton Bancorp, NASDQ, "HBK" 2010 - present
CEO/Founder BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc. 2006 - present
Chief Financial Officer Woodhaven Health Services 2004 - 2006
Chief Financial Officer Harmony Health Plan/Wellcare Health Plans 2000 - 2004
Vice President of Finance and CFO Rush Prudential Heatlh Plans/Wellpoint 1996 - 2000
Vice President of Finance and Management Systems Prudential HealthCare / Prudential Group Insurance 1994 - 1996
Director of Finance Prudential Healthcare/Johns Hopkins Health Plan 1987 - 1994


Loyola University Maryland Business, Finance 1991 - 1994
Towson University Business Administration and Management, General 1978 - 1982
Mid America Region Public Health Leadership Institute Public Health
University of Chicago and Northwestern University Finance Strategy and Valuation

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Carol’s expertise working with companies from start ups to $900M corporations, along with her experience across a wide range of industries and her commitment to maximizing her client’s personal wealth, has earned her a reputation as the go-to advisor when it’s time for meaningful action, increased financial stability and real change.

Previously, Carol served as CFO at four prestigious healthcare companies in the nation. During her tenure she has:

 Overseen large-scale turnarounds, including one that has a profit of $12M from a loss of $24M.
 Developed the financial infrastructure to facilitate rapid growth from $10M to $250M in revenues.
 Negotiated sales and mergers, including pre-sale preparation, sales negotiation, due diligence and post-sale integration activities.
 Facilitated substantial increases in profitability, revenue and market share.
 Developed innovative financial reporting, annual planning, budget and strategy development processes.
 Supervised various organizational departments, including Accounting, Finance, Medical Economics, Information Technology, Operations, Business Development and M&A.
 Established accountability cultures, performance metrics and financial policies.
 Guided the geographic growth of a major healthcare organization from a single city to three regions in two states.

With this kind of large-scale success as her foundation, Carol brings to her entrepreneurial clients hands-on experience in the trenches and a proven track record of realizing untapped potential. Most importantly, she brings the big-picture perspective and big-player mindset that growth oriented companies need to grow beyond expectations.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I only work with entrepreneurs where I believe that our value sets are aligned and I believe i can make a difference for them and their business. We develop a plan together of the objectives and our progress towards the plan. Our work together is partially working towards the plan and partially advising/coaching on initiatives and things that happen along the way.

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Susan Costa Walston
They're my friends  •  Founder/Designer, Lily Trotters. Previously Consultant, Independent Creative & Marketing.
Carol is a seasoned, experienced executive. Her ability to cut through a clutter of issues makes her not only strategic, but also visionary. ...
Ben Griffin
We worked together  •  Managing Director, CEOIQ. Previously Group Chair, Vistage International.
Carol is an insightful professional who brings passion and energy to every situation where she's involved. As Chairwoman of a publicly held ... bank board, she's provided leadership and governance discipline that is making a significant continuing contribution to the institution.
Eileen Levitt, SPHR
We worked together  •  President, The HR Team. Previously Advisory Board Member, Integrity National Corporation.
She is able to ask the right questions, see the whole picture, understand your needs and help you come up with the best solutions.

Joanne Larson
We worked together  •  CEO/Founder, AgeWell Biometrics, Inc. and VP, Business Development, Think Again Media. NYU grad.
Joanne is exceptional at connecting the dots on behalf of clients for business development.