When Gretchen Fuller encountered ACE, she knew she had found an enterprise with kindred values.
“My company tends to focus on women-owned businesses,” says the president of Warner Fuller Consulting, LLC. “We don’t turn anyone away, but I’ve found that many women entrepreneurs feel more comfortable speaking to another woman as far as being heard and being valued goes.”
Fuller’s Smyrna-based outfit provides financial and operational management services that are empowering, transparent, and actionable. She says she is an auditor and financial officer by trade, but an educator by calling.
“I offer collaborative coaching to help businesses with their financial accountability, their cash flow, and their growth management,” she says. “I help with infrastructure, accounting, and bookkeeping.”
Fuller also assists nonprofits with grants management, tracking their spending and preparing reports for their boards of directors.
Warner Fuller Consulting teamed up with ACE this past June and has worked with 10 of our clients, with five more in the pipeline, she says.
“I served on a panel with Grace Fricks (ACE’s founder and CEO), for the Atlanta Business League,” Fuller says, “and I knew I wanted to get involved.”
She says she appreciates the effectiveness of ACE’s mission. “I love the way ACE helps entrepreneurs who are just starting out,” Fuller says. “ACE helps dreams come true. So many organizations try, but ACE has actually figured out the formula to get results. Plus, there’s the wealth of other resources ACE offers to help a business stay strong.”
Fuller, a native of Greensboro, N.C., earned a B.S. in accounting from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She lives in Smyrna with her husband, Steven. They have two children, Isaac and Naomi. She spends her time traveling, decorating, and doing education-related volunteer work.
Fuller serves as co-chair of the education committee of the Atlanta Business League, and as treasurer of the Campbell H.S. Athletic Booster Club. She also works on the board of Delivered Vessels and the Black Girls Golf Foundation.