charlieuniformtango Names Marissa LaCour Chief Financial Officer
James Rayburn, charlieuniformtango owner/CEO, announced Marissa LaCour has been named Chief Financial Officer.
As CFO, Marissa will be responsible for performing and managing financial actions of the company, managing financial planning and budgets, acting as liaison with bankers, insurers, accountants, and other vendors regarding financial transactions, plus spearheading charlieuniformtango Human Resources activities to improve communication, efficiency and streamline processes.
Marissa was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and lived in Nigeria, Africa for two years. She brings 20 years of financial experience to her role as CFO, previously working as bookkeeper/operations manager in the advertising industry and most recently as a CPA working with small businesses and individuals. She graduated from UT Arlington in 2004 with a BA in finance and earned her master’s in professional accounting from UT Arlington in 2014. She received her CPA certification from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy in 2016.
“My husband, Deedle LaCour, is an owner/senior editor of charlieuniformtango, so I’ve felt like a member of the Tango family for 20 years,” Marissa says. “I’m excited to be officially on board. I’ve known James for as long as I’ve known Deedle – we’ve been friends since we were teenagers. I had the opportunity to work with them as a producer on the music documentary “FILMAGE” that we released in 2014. We learned then that we worked well as business partners, so this seemed like a very natural move. I’m excited to modernize all the accounting and financial processes to make things as efficient and successful as possible. When things run smoothly internally, clients benefit.”
James concludes, “Spend any time at all with Marissa and you’ll see how much she loves a challenge, that’s a great trait to have in this industry. She helped us manage the financial details when Deedle, Joey, and I purchased Tango, and we had no doubt she’d be a valuable addition to our executive team. Besides her accounting skills, she’s also brilliant at strategizing. Knowing things are running efficiently internally, we’re each able to concentrate on doing our best work for our clients. She’s a perfect fit for our team as we go into the future, and we’re so glad she agreed to join us.”