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Outsourced CEO’s/CFO’s/COO’s

Tarek Abuata

Tarek is an attorney with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and over 20 years of executive management in international development work experience. After graduating from the University of Texas Law School, Tarek worked in international negotiations and later moved to various executive positions pioneering and managing international development projects, including leading the implementation of development, programmatic, marketing, communications, and operational plans, strategies, and objectives.

Tarek is skilled at zooming out to the larger strategic picture, then zooming in to ensure financial optimization and resource management, passionately guiding stakeholders into result-focused solutions for growth and success. Tarek’s insightful approach, dynamic personality, and unwavering commitment to guiding entrepreneurs to perform at their highest potential make him a fearless advisor.

Tarek lives in Houston, Texas, and enjoys math puzzles and a variety of music and dance. He is also fluent in four different languages, and currently working on mastering a fifth.

Lori Aitkenhead

Lori Aitkenhead is a highly analytical and strategic marketing professional with over 17 years of experience creating effective marketing campaigns, increasing leads and sales, and exceeding marketing goals.

Most recently, Lori spent nearly seven years as Marketing Director for the market-leading personal injury law firm in southeastern Virginia. She managed an annual marketing budget of $4 million, creating and implementing strategy for all marketing channels including television, radio, outdoor advertising, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social media, and email marketing campaigns. As Marketing Director, Lori was responsible for marketing strategies that significantly increased monthly leads and cases. She also helped improve conversion rates through effective branding campaigns. Additionally, Lori consistently met and exceeded goals for target cost per acquisition, even when marketing budgets increased exponentially.

Lori has worked on in-house marketing teams as well as in marketing agencies. Her experience working on both sides is invaluable when helping lawyers navigate marketing services and hold vendors accountable.

Lori earned a Master of Science degree in integrated marketing communications from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The College of William & Mary. She has also published articles about social media marketing and search engine optimization for respected marketing blogs, including HubSpot and SmartBrief.

In her personal time, Lori serves on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization dedicated to providing breast cancer screening and treatment for underinsured and uninsured patients. She resides in Virginia Beach, VA and can be found on the shore each weekend with her black lab.

Paul Angelle

Paul Angelle never really had a choice; he was “born” into entrepreneurship. Working full-time in his father’s Cajun restaurant in south Louisiana from an early age, he learned the value of work through the lens of ownership. He never thought of himself as an employee as he proudly worked in the family business through college. That mindset would never change.

After graduating from the University of Louisiana in his hometown of Lafayette with degrees in Political Science, English, and Criminal Justice, he applied that same passion to sales. He was a natural salesman, a gifted networker, and very successful across multiple industries for over 20 years. Along the way, in addition to starting his own media company (multiple magazines, sponsored sports tournaments, and a freelance sports photography business) and successfully running it for half a decade, he acquired a law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans… which eventually landed him a role as the first COO of a statewide, rapidly growing estate planning law firm. In that role, he managed a team of 20, and was instrumental in not only tripling revenue during his 5+ years there, but also increasing services, growing margins, and raising salaries.

During the lockdown in early 2020 Paul, who had worked on and off through college as a photographer, a sportswriter, and a political columnist, wrote a self-help / personal growth book. He had it published in 2021 and experienced the process of a launch that landed him numerous television and radio interviews, multiple highly attended book signings, and more coaching and consulting requests than he could have ever predicted. He realized that his lifetime goal of helping as many people as possible was finally in reach.

After more than five years of success growing a law firm, nearly two decades of achievement in regional and territory sales, and a record of entrepreneurial accomplishment in publishing, this published author reached the point in his career where he would seize the opportunity to use his varied experiences to help others. His track record of success, his infectious enthusiasm to help others, his specific skillset, and his varied experiences made him a perfect fit for HTM… so much so that he initially thought his invitation to apply was some sort of highly sophisticated prank.

A former “undefeated” little league coach for his sons’ baseball teams, Paul enjoys cooking, fishing and writing. He’s a huge fan of his alma mater and enjoys watching and supporting the Ragin’ Cajuns whenever he can. He’s a father of four who lives on a small farm in tiny Sunset, Louisiana with his beautiful wife Dawn and their horses, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats.

Evelyn Aucoin

Evelyn has over 25 years of management and finance experience, including more than a decade in industry followed by fourteen years in professional services. Most recently, she was a limited partner at a boutique management consulting practice. Prior to professional consulting, she held Operations Director positions at two large, public corporations.

A seasoned problem solver across executive, operational and finance functions, she has led projects focusing on strategic planning, functional best practices, financial forecasting, business analytics and internal controls. She has extensive integration, turnaround and crisis management experience.

She learned disaster recovery best practices when her offices where destroyed by Hurricane Ike over a weekend in 2008, and the company was up and operating by noon the next Monday in a temporary location.

Evelyn is certified as both a yoga and Pilates instructor. She resides in Cypress, Texas with her husband Chris, her beloved dogs, and her thoroughbred “Account in Style” nearby. Her two sons are currently enrolled in college, and may even graduate someday.

Brian Beaumont

Having over three decades of law firm management experience, including firmwide Director of Budgeting & Strategic Financial Planning for K&L Gates, a top-20 global law firm named for Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ father. He also has been a Technology Director for a high-tech rock & roll museum founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Most recently, he was an Executive Director of Touch Worldwide, a world-class communications agency representing Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other premier clients. His four decades of managing professional service companies include broad expertise in Finance, Technology, HR, Operations, Risk Management and Legal Affairs.

Brian also has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Speech Communications BA from California State Northridge.

He is a native of Philadelphia and has lived in Seattle for over 30 years. Pre-Y2K he was a Senior Implementation Project Manager for a legal software firm (now Aderant) based in Tallahassee.

He is in his 40th year of marriage and has two adult boys who have flown from the nest into successful careers. His wife and him are “foodies” who enjoy live music, craft beer and wine. In the summer he grows hops and brews fresh hop ale. He is also an Eagle Scout and enjoys outdoor activities, which these days include whitewater rafting and day hikes from his cabin in the Sierra Nevada.

If you check out his LinkedIn profile, you will see he does not take himself too seriously, nor do his colleagues, and he was not really a drummer for Spinal Tap.

Tracie Behr

Tracie has a passion for travel and endeavors to spend as much time with her husband, Ryan, and her four children as possible. It has been a vital part of their family experience to instill working hard, which lays the foundation for flexibility to experience the world and play. Her four children (Halie, Lexie, Rylie, and Griffin) are entrepreneurs that attribute much of their drive to this mentality. The desire to achieve and make a difference in the world while reserving enough time for the people and things you love. Recently, Tracie and her husband relocated to Montana. They have spent a great deal of time exploring their new area and traveling the Pacific Northwest.

Professionally, she has a wealth of experiences to draw from. For many years she was a banker in the private sector and an entrepreneur running several successful businesses and partnerships. Tracie decided to pursue her dream of obtaining a legal education once her kids were all in school. She successfully received her Juris Doctor, her Master’s in Public Administration, and significantly increased the ROI for her corporation all in the same period. Through her lobbying efforts, she experienced presenting new and amended bills that she was able to successfully have written into state law through the Iowa General Assembly.

Tracie worked with the largest energy company in the nation on real estate deals to develop renewable energy projects around the United States. This included due diligence in mergers and acquisitions on the legal and financial portions of multimillion-dollar deals. She has spent years as a Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for large statewide law firms in both the private and not for profit sectors. This included developing business plans, finance, programming, marketing, human resources, implementing and migrating various software platforms, coaching staff, and completely systematizing the firms.

She believes personal and professional development are a crucial piece of the success equation. Desire mixed with proper planning allows excellence when opportunities present themselves. To increase results, she became a certified professional coach. This translated well when implementing coaching sessions with her staff of over 200 employees and among the undergraduate students she taught as an adjunct professor of Leadership and Business Law courses.

Tracie relishes assisting business owners in developing the strategy and systems to support the vision that has been created for their company. In her personal time, she can be found reading, cooking new recipes from around the world, and exploring fascinating new places and cultures with her family.