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Kari Blankenship Joins Leading CFO Services Firm SeatonHill as Newest Partner on the Midwest Team

Corporate Leadership | Financial Strategy | Organizational Transformation

CHICAGO, May 6, 2024 - SEATONHILL PARTNERS, LP, the nation’s fastest-growing strategic CFO services firm, is pleased to announce that Kari Blankenship has joined as a Partner on the firm’s Midwest team.


Blankenship has 25+ years of experience as a finance executive, CFO, and Board Member delivering operational excellence to private and PE-backed companies in the $100MM to $1B revenue range. Her career origins were rooted in the oil business having long tenures with various conglomerates. Highly versatile in working up and down the organization, Kari has experience spanning from board room presentations to scratch starting infrastructure in the Bakken as a General Manager. An approachable Midwest personality combined with breadth and depth of experience, Kari expedites connections with teams, associates, and clients leveraging authentic relationships to close organizational gaps. She has spent the last decade in the standalone CFO space for middle-market companies and doing interim CFO work. Her industry expertise lies in manufacturing, distribution, business services, construction, energy, and pipeline. Notable recent highlights have included but have not been limited to restructure, refinance, deleveraging balance sheets, post-transaction integration, and working with Blackstone.


Kari is a great addition to our Midwest team.  Her extensive executive leadership experience and broad background will prove to be highly valuable to SeatonHill clients,” shared John Ball, co-founder and Executive Chairman of SeatonHill.


“I very much look forward to using my diverse experience to work with SeatonHill clients and help them go to the next level in their organizations. I am passionate about providing strategic leadership to drive growth, foster collaboration, and achieve outstanding results,” shared Blankenship.

Kari received a Master of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University.



SeatonHill provides organizations financial leadership with a strategic and operational focus by placing elite CFO talent to challenge the business and contribute to operational decisions to achieve results. With our curated talent, our financial leaders guide small and medium sized businesses through complex financial problems to mitigate risk and achieve organizational goals.

We are the fastest-growing CFO services firm in the nation, offering the power of combined thought leadership and the support of the country’s top financial talent to the benefit of all our clients. SeatonHill has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Washington D.C.

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