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Clint Lopez | 15 Years with LANGE

April 1, 2024

Clint Lopez, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of LANGE Companies, has been an integral part of the company’s journey since March 2009. With a background in Accounting from Kansas State University, Clint brings a wealth of experience and a passion for facing challenges head-on. In this exclusive interview, Clint shares insights into his career path, experiences at LANGE Companies, and personal interests outside of work.

Early Beginnings: Reflecting on his journey, Clint recalls his decision to return home to Wichita from Dallas, Texas to be closer to family, amidst the recession of the late 2000s. When asked how he ended up at LANGE Companies, he responded: “It was the only place in Wichita that was hiring.” Initially viewing his role as temporary, as he learned more about the company, Clint found himself captivated by the dynamic nature of the company and its rapid growth.

Career Evolution at LANGE Companies: In 1998, LANGE Companies owner, Jeff Lange, started a company called “A Box 4 U” with a modest team of 3 individuals. Since then, LANGE has expanded to over 450 employees which is a testament to its remarkable evolution over the years. “Before coming to LANGE, I felt I had a good career. I’ve had a good job with a stable environment but that wasn’t a fit for me. LANGE is very dynamic. There’s always something new we’re looking at and a new challenge.”

Accomplishments and Projects: One of Clint’s proudest moments at LANGE was in October 2011 when the company secured a significant asset-based loan, consolidating its financial structure and paving the way for sustained growth. “From Day 1 of 2009 to October 25th, 2011, I heard more nos from banks than I had in my entire life,” Clint recalls. “We were able to secure a $30M loan to help finance the growth of A Box 4 U. We continued with the same debt structure and evolved to even bigger banks like our current banking relationship, JP Morgan”

This milestone not only propelled the company forward but also solidified Clint’s role in shaping its financial trajectory.

Responsibilities and Challenges: As CFO, Clint oversees the financial health of all companies under the LANGE umbrella. Balancing entrepreneurial growth with financial stability presents an exciting challenge—one that Clint tackles with strategic acumen and a collaborative mindset. “The best part of my job is the people. We get to work with a lot of different folks here- in different businesses and departments, understanding that we all have the same goal which is doing our jobs the best and doing what’s best for the company.”

Enjoyment and Personal Interests: Beyond the office, Clint finds joy in spending time with his family and engaging in outdoor activities. As a devoted father and husband, he cherishes moments shared with his wife Tiffany, and their two sons, Bronson (12) and Weston (10). Coaching his children’s wrestling and football teams, fishing, hunting, and golfing are among Clint’s favorite pastimes.

Conclusion: Clint Lopez’s journey from a newcomer to a vital leader at LANGE Companies is a testament to his resilience, adaptability, and unwavering dedication. As he continues to navigate the complexities of financial management and organizational growth, Clint remains grounded by his commitment to family and his passion for life outside of work.

Please help us congratulate Clint Lopez for a commemorative 15 years at LANGE.

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