Randle Communications (Randle), Sacramento’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm and a Sacramento Business Journal A+ Employer award winner for more than a decade, has promoted Jennifer Kifer to Chief Financial Officer. She has served as controller for the firm, helping manage day-to-day financial operations since 2013. Kifer’s portfolio expands to include strategy, resource allocation and leadership of the firm’s overall fiscal initiatives.
“Chief financial officer is an essential role as our firm continues growing, and Jennifer Kifer is the perfect leader to help us build on our success,” said President and CEO Jeff Randle. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, Jennifer will develop and execute financial management strategies that prioritize investments in innovation, talent, technology and operations to increase profitability across all practice areas.”
Randle has achieved record revenues and sustained growth through a targeted diversification of its client portfolio and aggressive development of a wide variety of communications services. This necessitated the need for a skilled chief financial officer, and given her significant contributions to the firm, elevating Kifer was an easy decision.
“Randle Communications is the gold standard in positive leadership, the services it provides and its strong business operations,” Kifer said. “I am honored to support this great team by ensuring it has the resources and technology to power continued innovation and unrivaled client service. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, Team Randle’s startup tenacity combined with a solid fiscal strategy will power our drive to achieve ambitious goals and sustained growth.”
Launched in 2001, Randle is a recognized industry leader. The firm takes pride in its “we, not me” culture and has built long-term client relationships in health care, water and electric utility, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, and environmental sectors. The firm’s proprietary digital advocacy practice, and the region’s only full-service creative Content Studio, give the firm strong competitive advantages in agility, creativity, and efficiency. Kifer will ensure the firm is resourced to build on its leadership position.
Prior to joining Randle, Kifer started Folsom Bookkeeping in 2004, providing financial business support to a wide range of individuals, small businesses, and sole proprietors throughout the Sacramento Valley. Kifer also worked as an associate accountant and financial analyst for Intel Corporation and controller for Sodexo-Marriott. In addition to her finance career, Kifer owns and operates Kifer Pool Service which she started in 2000 with her husband, Mike.
Kifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Sacramento. She lives in Arden Park with her husband and two children. When she is not working, she can be found wakeboarding on Folsom Lake and snowboarding in the mountains.
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