About Us

Prime Business Advisory Solutions was founded to provide quality business consulting services in the areas of finance, accounting, risk management, internal control processes, marketing and operations. We provide outsourced accounting, operational and strategic business planning services without the overhead of C-level executives on permanent payroll. We have unique experiences in that we have served as the CFO, COO or controller in organizations just like yours and we know what needs to be done. Plus, many of our staff members worked in public accounting on audits and consulting engagements across varied clients in different industries and different sizes, ranging from closely-held entities to publicly-traded companies.

Our mission is to provide executive level expertise to help grow or strengthen your business when you need it at reasonable fees.


Our Consultants

Natalie Barranco

Co-Founder

Natalie Barranco is co-founder with over 20 years of experience in the areas of grants management, advertising, operations management, auditing and taxation, and consulting which she has employed while working in several industries (retail, tourism, construction, education, public health, public accounting, and transportation).

As a former COO, Natalie led the teams responsible for the operation and financial performance, including sales and marketing, operations, safety, maintenance, technology, budgets, planning, and human resources. Prior to this position, she was the CFO of a middle-market private equity-owned parent company assisting in the formation and initial acquisition of 3 target companies.

Natalie holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting/Taxation from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business Administration and Computer Science from Millsaps College. Over the course of her career, she earned the designations of Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana CPAs.

She is also a volunteer for several organizations. She currently serves as a Board member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of the board of POW (Power of Women), Development Committee of Catholic Charities, and the Finance Committee of St. Cletus Catholic Church. Her former roles include The Market Umbrella Board and Past Treasurer and the Women’s Catholic Giving circle. Natalie was also named as a "Money Maker" by New Orleans City Business in recognition of her accomplishments and achievements as a financial professional.


Karen Litolff

Co-Founder

Karen Litolff is co-founder with over 18 years of experience in the following areas of personnel management, sales training, marketing, managing real estate investments, and fundraising which she has employed while working in several industries (banking, call center, real estate, and education).

As a former Vice President of Sales at Whitney Bank, Karen led the teams responsible by managing the inside sales team to increase bank product sales to the existing client base, managing the team of inside loan specialists, including sales and marketing, training and human resources. After this position, she was the Alumni Coordinator for Mount Carmel Academy to increase relationships with alumni inclusive of managing alumni events.

Karen graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing and Management from Loyola University.

She is a volunteer for several organizations, including St. Ann School, where she was a member of the advisory council, Adopt and Angel program, Girl Scout troop leader and Gladney Center for Adoption and Past President for Gladney Family Association of Louisiana.


Ralph A. Litolff, Jr.

Co-Founder

Ralph A. Litolff, Jr. is a co-founder with over 25 years of experience in accounting, including consulting engagements for a wide variety of closely-held and publicly-traded companies, government and nonprofit entities. He provides advisory services to business in the areas of financial analyses, forecasts and projections, profitability improvement studies, strategic business planning, internal control reviews, outsourced CFO services, as well as due diligence services for both buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition settings.

Ralph holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, magna cum laude, in Accounting from Loyola University of New Orleans.
Over the course of his career, he has earned the designations of Certified Public Accountant, accredited in Business Valuation, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Government Finance Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor and Certified in Financial Forensics.
He is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana CPA’s where he serves as an Ambassador and previously served as Chairman of its Business Consulting, and Career Awareness committees and a member of the Litigation Services Committee and its Business Valuation Sub-Committee.

He is a volunteer for several organizations, including the Gladney Center for Adoption, the Louisiana Restaurant Association, the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association, St. Ann Church and School and Mount Carmel Academy. Ralph is a Past-President and Board member of Loyola’s Alumni Association, a member of its Business Alumni Association and Executive Mentoring Program (and was named Loyola’s 2004 Young Alumnus of the Year), the UNO MBA Association, Arts Council of New Orleans, the Young Leadership Council and the Coastal Conservation Association. Ralph was also named as a "Money Maker" by New Orleans City Business in recognition for his accomplishments and achievements as a financial professional.