B.S. in Finance and MBA in Accounting, Certification in Production Inventory Management from APICS, a successful Big Five track record integrating global business processes and systems, business transformation, Six Sigma Green Belt, Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO and extensive finance, accounting, internal controls and policies/procedures to protect company assets. P&L responsibilities include business planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial planning/analysis, domestic/international financial reporting, billing, accounts receivable, credit and collections management, cost accounting, cost analysis/cost reductions (material, cycle time), sales/marketing, order management, procurement strategies and controls, accounts payable, audit, tax, payroll, EDI and performance metrics.70917
MBA / CPA . Partner in leveraged buyout firm. Responsible for converting businesses to LBO thought process, negotiating financing and managing financial staff of global portfolio companies. Portfolio companies included, third largest salt company in world; second largest producer of boron; only global producer of soda ash, the world’s lowest cost producer of sulfate of potash; the largest European integrated plant producing PVC; the second largest silica company in the United States; and a large construction chemicals company with both domestic and international operations.70129
Provided leadership for a staff of 6 direct reports with 25 indirect – Directs included Controller, Internal Audit Manager, IT Manager, Collection Manager, Budgeting / Cost Manager, Human Resources Manager. Directed all corporate administrative functions including accounting, telecom, credit and collections, legal issues, insurance programs, and banking relationships, self insured workers comp, HP 9000 Oracle database. Development and execution of policies, including strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting. Saved $300K in Sales Tax, $200 in Property Tax, reduced debt $4MM, implemented new ERP. Ensured proper internal controls and clear financial accountability.60703
Primary focus was on the decommissioning of the nuclear facilities in New England along with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) 404 reviews. The SOX work focused primarily on the testing of financial IT applications of a $1.4 billion company which cover 6 separate divisions, the largest having revenue of $320million annually.
Chain store with annual revenue of $60 million. Worked on a special project involving supply chain management. This entailed the purchase of raw material in the US and shipment to China for manufacture and then the return finished product for distribution. The project tracked the movement of inventory and determining losses while in both manufacturing and shipment. Analyzed system of reporting and improved the tracking of product.
TECHNOLOGY – IT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, BIO-MEDICAL
CPA / CFP with masters’ degrees in computer systems management and accounting. Twenty years of commercial and government senior management experience with every aspect of small cap, high tech business including formation, financing, infrastructure creation, product development, sales and marketing, transition from privately held to public held company, merger and acquisition, bankruptcy and multi-year restatements. Senior financial officer/CFO and Corporate Secretary throughout every phase of corporate development at private and publicly held companies including compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and FAS 123(R). COO experience includes all aspects of government contracting: bid and proposal writing, project management and accounting. Security experience includes MIS security manager for the world’s largest military TOP SECRET command and control network.70530
Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Responsible for the overall financial leadership and guidance of this leading software company serving the US intelligence community. Provided financial leadership in securing a $120 million senior credit facility. Managed all reporting to the lender syndication and debt rating agencies. Led the financial effort in all aspects of due diligence and financial integration of six companies. Participated heavily in developing the overall company vision, mission and strategy. Developed a consolidated financial package for the Board of Directors. Led the financial effort in the sale of the company including the preparation of the Confidential Information Memorandum, financial presentations to potential acquirers and coordination of acquirer due diligence requirements. Company was sold for $325 million. Managed the outside audit process, strengthened all financial organizations.Responsible for the leadership and direction of all financial, tax and information services functions for this leading defense technology company. Provided substantial support to the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee. Provided overall financial leadership to five operating companies including, SEC reporting, budgeting, internal auditing, and implementing continuous improvement processes focused on cost improvements, scrap reduction, and manufacturing efficiencies. Reviewed, implemented, strengthened and documented company wide internal controls.
CFO responsible for operations of a business development subsidiary which provided shared services to over 60 Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) subsidiaries and affiliates with revenues of over $ 2 billion. Shared services group provides support to non-regulated affiliates in areas of accounting, budgeting, transaction processing, information systems and due diligence ($ 7 million operating budget).
SERVICES – COMMERCIAL (B2B)
Over 28 years global experience covering finance and accounting, IT, strategic growth, change management, and sales and marketing. Being a European CFO at one of the world’s largest telecommunications corporations led to an 18 year career in consulting with P-W and then as a Partner with the worlds most successful employee owned consulting firm based in the UK, Belgium and North America. Proven success in selling, relationship management, and quality delivery has been accomplished working with an array of clients (including over 30 Fortune 500 companies). In addition, generated and led sustained profitable growth in several business units through Europe, the UK and now in the US.
30 years of leadership experience, 16 as CFO and #2 executive for 4 diverse businesses ranging from $1.5 billion to $55 million revenues. MBA / CPA (inactive) with special expertise in Corporate strategy − Unbroken string of successes creating value by tapping unrealized potential. Partnered with CEO to conceive and execute blueprints for rapid revenue growth, industry consolidation, transformative change and turnarounds. Operational, financial and cultural restructuring. Cost control and reduction. Downsizing. M&A − Valued, negotiated, investigated, financed and integrated numerous strategic acquisitions and divestitures. Fund raising and investor relations – Public / private debt markets, foreign/domestic banks, ownership including private equity, family, corporate parents and foreign owners. Highly leveraged and troubled situations. International operations − International manufacturing integrated across multiple global sites, cross-border financing, credit and collections in risky locales, transfer pricing, overseas startups and exits, relations with international marketing representatives. Building effective teams − Adept at redirecting capable incumbents and filling voids with high-caliber talent to freshen perspective. Rationalize job content, quash gamesmanship, instill urgency and restore positive attitudes. Valued business partner to CEO and other colleagues on the senior management team.80603
MBA; CFO / EVP for international division of major PR firm. Managed over 20 personnel including, information technology, human resources, controllership, real estate and all aspects of finance. Functioned as strategic business partner with CEO and senior management team, leading the development and implementation of 5-year strategic objectives and creating processes to effectively manage a publicly held company. Created and implemented acquisition strategies while developing methods and goals to grow existing business with new capabilities and products. Oversaw employee stock ownership programs. Served on Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Supervised finance directors in every U.S. office.