Our Founder & the Original Blue Fox:
Chantal Sheehan, CFP(r), CNAP
Chantal Sheehan is the Founder and CEO of Blue Fox, an advisory and back office solutions firm designed specifically for the social sector. Chantal is most well-known among clients and team members as being a transformational leader who cares about empowering others through empathy and education. Through her leadership, the Blue Fox team collectively defines why the company exists: People Matter, You Matter!
Blue Fox is on a mission to disrupt the traditional accounting model through technology, innovation, and a radically client-centered approach that truly empowers nonprofits and social enterprises.
Chantal’s philosophy is that organizational sustainability can best be achieved through data driven decision-making, capacity building, and the ability to leverage all the resources at hand to communicate financial information in a meaningful way. “Key decision makers need to understand the story their numbers tell, and then learn how to listen. That’s where we come in,” she says.
As a recognized industry expert, Chantal shares her expertise with social impact leaders nation-wide through various speaking engagements. Most recently she spoke as keynote speaker at Nonprofit Hub's Cause Camp, and she was selected to speak at NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference. She is an avid blogger that currently spices up the topic of financial management in publications for Bill.com, Bloomerang, Hive and Nonprofit Hub.
Blue Fox clients refer to Chantal and her team as their financial right-hand, numbers guru, virtual CFO and trusted advisor. Since inception in 2015, the company has seen enormous growth, doubling or tripling their client base each year.
Chantal’s unique blend of experience in executive-level operations, financial management, and nonprofit leadership combine to make her vision a reality.
She received her MS in Management from SIT Graduate Institute, her Certified Financial Planner certificate from Northwestern University, and is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She has over 15 years of executive-level experience in operations, accounting and marketing across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. View her full resume here.
Chantal is passionate about volunteerism and has served in a diverse set of roles including:
When she’s not on deck at Blue Fox, you’ll find Chantal reading up on leadership and entrepreneurship, along with the occasional mystery novel, enjoying life in her home state of sunny Florida outdoors somewhere, attempting to cook some new recipe, or relaxing with her husband and their 12 year old rescue pup, Lola.
Published Articles (Yes, Our CEO Can Write!)
Are you Seeking a Speaker for Your Conference?
During her varied career, Chantal has spoken at a variety of conferences on topics ranging from technical accounting to nonprofit leadership to citizen diplomacy. Here are just a few of the venues where she's been honored to speak, and a smattering of the organizations she's worked with. If your organization, community group or association is seeking a knowledgeable, innovative, and warm speaker for your next event or conference, please submit a request today!