Allen Overturf, CFO Welsh Construction

Allen Overturf, CFO Welsh Construction

As CFO of Welsh Construction, Allen Overturf has financial oversight for large scale projects as well as the company’s financial health – making sure the vision becomes reality and ensuring that the company’s growth trajectory continues. Throughout his career, Allen has done this many times, with each challenging role building on the next. A risk taker and competitive athlete, Allen has not been one to stagnate. His continued push for higher goals made Scouts Talent curious to learn more…

If you could try a different job for a day, what would you choose?

I would choose to be a carpenter – to be given a challenge and have the skill and imagination to create something amazing, in a short amount of time, would be a fun role to experience.

What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry?

Set high goals, and push to achieve them. Pretty difficult to achieve a goal you didn’t set.

What is your mantra?

Why do I put myself up to big challenges? Because I can!

How do you get yourself out of a slump?

Go for a long run, Nordic ski or bike ride. Sign up for a race to light the fire for another goal. Exercise and goals keeps me balanced and inspired at work and home.

What companies or leaders do you admire?

I admire companies that have leaders who are ethical, inspiring and truly caring about their employees at all levels. I’ve had the privilege to get to know many over the years.

What has been the biggest shift you’ve noticed in your industry in the last decade?

The biggest shift I’ve noticed is how information can tell a story. It used to be impressive to crunch through a lot of data and transactions just to get it done and move on to more work. Now, the higher-level thinking, look to interpret the data to quickly tell a story, which is a more valuable “proactive vs. reactive” approach to support other departments and customers.

Who has been most instrumental in your career?

My friends, who are also competitive athletes, have greatly inspired me over the years. They have shared many amazing accomplishments and stories that I have learned from, including how to balance life amidst these athletic pursuits. I’ve learned a lot from our chats while training together. The biggest challenge is to have a conversation during a swim workout, but my triathlete friends have figured out it is still possible with a kickboard!

What is your go-to celebration meal, drink or tradition?

Any celebration with friends and family is always high on my list.


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