Chip Tarrant is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Argus Dental and Vision overseeing Argus Finances, Accounting and Human Resources. He is a CPA and has over 20 years of experience in public and private companies in completing mergers and acquisitions, leading finance and systems process improvement projects, developing and mentoring strong professional teams, and integrating businesses from non-organic growth.
Chip obtained his BS degree in Accounting from SUNY Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Business Administration from The American University.
Chip performed extensive M&A work early in his career including a successful simultaneous rollup of 12 companies and an initial public offering at Precision Auto Care. With the proceeds from the IPO, Chip was the lead on several acquisitions including a franchise system in Mexico which was subsequently sold to Shell Autoserv, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Petroleum.
After selling the business and completing an earn-out in Mexico, Chip accepted an opportunity at Horizon Bay where he managed the accounting and finance group. At Horizon Bay he designed and implemented processes and systems improvements in reporting, payroll and treasury which allowed the company to grow non-organically three-fold in less than four years.
Chip spent the past ten years in the software industry, most recently at CompuGroup Medical, where he led the integration of four acquired companies. This resulted in streamlined processes, elimination of redundancies and significant savings.