Notable CFOs: Sheldon Oppermann

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable CFOs
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 23
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Graduate degree/university: UWM (Lubar School of Business) - MBA; Marquette Law (JD)

When Sheldon Oppermann joined New Land Enterprises, he was instrumental in streamlining the financial, accounting and reporting processes.

In the subsequent two years, the chief financial officer and general counsel elevated property management by significantly improving quality and customer feedback within the maintenance department, standardizing the budgeting and financial reporting structures, and elevating occupancy and online reviews to record highs, says Tim Gokhman, managing director at New Land.

“With those successes came the best financial performance for the company,” Gokhman said. “This past year, he has also created a separate asset management department, improving investor reporting and management. He recently finished strategic planning for the next five years, envisioning a world-class scaled, supportive and sustainable organizational structure.” 

“Sheldon has been the most transformative individual for us,” he added. “His impact is visible through literally every department in the company, bringing structure, focus, and energy. What amazes me is that along with discipline and work ethic, he also has such compassion and support for every employee.”

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