Erica McGeachy Crenshaw

Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, has been in finance since the mid-1990s. She left leading global investment bank Goldman Sachs in 2002 upon purchasing the New York City rights to AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service, the leading home inspection company in North America with over 400 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. She subsequently acquired four additional territories in Long Island, NY. Within seven years, Mrs. Crenshaw grew the business at a rapid clip and became one of the top 20 franchise owners in the AmeriSpec system within three years.

While running AmeriSpec, Mrs. Crenshaw launched Execute Now!, a finance and accounting firm. The firm is focused on two types of clients: non-profit organizations including charter schools and private companies with up to $20M in revenue. Execute Now’s historical emphasis has included contract-CFO assignments on behalf of small to medium-sized companies, assisting clients in raising private debt and equity capital, and coaching business owners on how to successfully launch and grow their businesses.


In recent years, the firm has expanded into providing day-to-day finance and accounting services to nonprofit organizations and private companies. Each Execute Now! client has a team of professionals focused on providing accurate and timely financial reports, financial leadership, and superior service.


The team approach provides stability, additional oversight, and a required segregation of duties. Mrs. Crenshaw’s background also includes leadership at a start-up charter school in New Orleans where she helped launch the school and became the founding finance director. Mrs. Crenshaw developed and managed Benjamin E. Mays Preparatory School‘s $2.1M budget. At the end of her tenure, the school had free cash flow and operating margins of 6%, which is above the industry norm of 4%. Mrs. Crenshaw’s other corporate finance experiences include work at 3M, Deutsche Bank, Citibank and Prudential Capital Group.


A Chinese culture enthusiast, she is a student of the Chinese language and worked with the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade in Shanghai while earning her Bachelor in Science and MBA in Finance from Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry. In addition to being invited by organizations to speak to other entrepreneurs around the country, Mrs. Crenshaw has also been featured in several newspapers and magazines such as Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, New York Post, Real Estate New York Magazine, The New York Amsterdam News, and various radio programs within New York City. In addition, she has been recognized by the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues as an exceptional role model for other would-be entrepreneurs across the country.


Mrs. Crenshaw served on the board of the Institute for Local Innovations (ILI) based in New Orleans, LA (2012-2014) and Baton Rouge International School Foundation. Board Member: East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority Board and Ascension Economic Development Board.

Erica McGeachy Crenshaw Founder & Former President of Execute Now!

Erica McGeachy Crenshaw

Founder & Former President of Execute Now!

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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