Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions company hires controller

CASEYVILLE – Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions announces the addition of John W. O’Connell of Chesterfield, Mo., as the firm’s controller.
He will lead all aspects of Focal Pointe’s financial processes and procedures, aiming to strengthen performance and profitability.

oconnell johnHe will also provide leadership for the firm’s administrative operations, including human resources and information technology.

“We are very pleased to welcome John O’Connell to Focal Pointe as head of all financial and administrative operations,” said firm founder and president, John Munie. “John is a seasoned executive with a strong business background in construction who is particularly well-equipped to help develop our emerging and high caliber leadership team. I look forward to seeing the impact that his presence and support will have for all Focal Pointe stakeholders.”

O’Connell brings more than 35 years of experience in finance, having been a minority owner of a local luxury homebuilder, and financial executive for one of the largest home builders in St. Louis. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant certification with Peat Marwick Mitchell.

About Focal Pointe

Founded by John Munie in 1998, Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions Inc. is a grounds maintenance, lawncare and landscaping company specializing in both residential and commercial clients. It has a staff of more than 130 landcare professionals and annual revenues over $11 million, Focal Pointe is one of the largest landcare companies in the St. Louis metropolitan area, which includes Metro East.

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