Consultant and Interim CFO

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Position
Consultant and Interim CFO
Location Confidential
No
Location
Northeast USA
Willing to Relocate
Yes
Industry
Consulting--Management--(alsoEngineering/Science)
Function
CONSULTANT-/-FINANCE--(All-Specialties)
Compensation
$100,000 to $200,000

Resume Summary
As a seasoned operations / financial executive with more than 20 years progressive experience leading revenue growth at several large corporations by financial analysis, streamlining operations, closing key deals and implementing improved processes.

Resume Body      CONSULTANT AND INTERIM CFO

FINANCE EXECUTIVE
A top-performing, results-achieving Financial Executive, with more than 20 years progressive experience leading transformative companies during periods of growth seeking new executive-level position at a company in need of a proven leader. Demonstrated ability to drive organizational change with improved performance, increase profit margins, plan and execute key business and digital strategies, and streamline operations resulting in cost savings. Accountable for multimillion dollar revenues, building and developing highly profitable business models, and implementing cost-saving ERP strategies. Record of success at closing million-dollar contracts and forming strategic partnerships resulting in growth. Skilled at aligning business objectives with technological solutions resulting in greater revenue growth and more streamlined operations.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Operations Oversight
Performance Improvement
Turnaround Management
Cost Analysis / Savings
Execution / Leadership
Forecasting & Budgeting
Profit & Loss (P&L)
Due Diligence
Talent / Team Building
Partnerships
Risk/Cash Management
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Enterprise Resource Planning
Digital Strategy


KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

" Developed and executed plan to improve cost control, cash flow and forecast accuracy and drive improvements to the business model, resulting in 60% profit margin improvement by year two.
" Supported two industry leaders (Scholastic and Sony) in transitioning from legacy business model into digital one (from 45% to 75% and from 0% to 5%.)
" Executed turnaround plan to deliver $30M in marketing cost reductions while delivering revenue goals.
" Drove improvements to the business model to maximize profit, including warehouse re-engineering, catalog optimization and promotion rationalization. Designed ERP system for a major profit center.
" At Sony, closed the first up-streaming deal and implemented the foundation of its digital business model transitioning away from traditional brick store model.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 2012-PRESENT
Provide top-level strategic advisory services that help firms understand digital trends in consumer-oriented mobile services space and develop market entry and growth strategies.
" Guide businesses through an increasingly complex digital landscape while defining and delivering transformative digital solutions. Services include: insights, audits, process design, and management of ecommerce, mobile, social, search and digital analytics for early stage companies and corporate clients.
" Specialties: Developing and executing business strategies, new business/product launch planning (including roll-out and expansion), partnership development, and cross-functional team leadership.

SCHOLASTIC INC., NEW YORK, NY, AUG 2005-APRIL 2012
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND OPERATIONS, 2009  2012
Recruited to address changing market dynamics and implement full-scale entry into the digital world.
Oversee all aspects of financial analysis for strategic plan, annual budget, and forecast estimates to ensure goals are met. Provide financial guidance to achieve profitable growth, including product analysis, new product introductions, rationalization, pricing, operations and strategic marketing programs. Manage five direct and 25 indirect reports.
" Led financial planning and analysis for the $450M U.S. Book Club division, the companys largest.
" Led business analysis and P&L business case introducing new sales initiatives and product lines.
" Transitioned brick-and mortar-company from 45% to 75% into e-commerce model.
" Developed financial case for accelerating transition from legacy business to internet-based as well as the business model for ensuring new revenue streams.

MBA  PAGE 2


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  CONT.

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND OPERATIONS, 2005  2009
" Established new systems to generate accurate data to evaluate the profitability / sustainability of the current businesss revenue base. Instituted vertical P&Ls by divisional and product category, enabling detailed marketing and sales analytics that identified key revenue drivers and drains.
" Developed and executed plan to improve cost control, cash flow and forecast accuracy. Led improvements to the business model, resulting in 60% margin improvement by year two.
" Executed turnaround plan to deliver $30M in marketing cost reductions while delivering revenue goals.
" Drove improvements to the business model to maximize profit, including warehouse re-engineering, catalog optimization and promotion rationalization.
" Created innovative methodologies to improve cash flow, including driving new pricing initiatives such as demand pricing models.
" Took over and managed P&L responsibility for additional $40M division; successfully increasing profits by 40% within first year.
" Across the board, standardized systems to offer accessible, 360-degrees visibility of the business.
" Worked with IT to streamline and optimize functionality of information systems.
" Drove the first Enterprise Data Warehouse customer P&Ls, product P&Ls, COGS and inventory analysis cubes. Introduced new key performance indicators (KPIs) metrics and business intelligence ERP solutions to assess present state of business and prescribe course of action.

SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INC., NEW YORK, NY, 1992-2005
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, 2001  2005
Promoted to P&L; responsible for a $225M division that supported independent labels, retail accounts and account payable vendors. During tenure, business transitioned from big box retail to internet distribution.
" Developed successful re-engineering processes and cost-saving steps regarding managed operations, overhead and administration during tumultuous transformation of business to digital.
" Created and implemented successful new business model "up-streaming" to drive new revenue, resulting in l0% increase in new revenue.
" Managed transition to start-up status with acquisition and integration of new GL systems.

DIRECTOR/ ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, 1995  2001
" Negotiated over 100 deals ranging from $1M to $10M for 100 independent labels.
" Managed initiatives to reduce and control overhead by 10% year after year of Red Distribution department.
" Promoted to P&L and operations responsible for an $11M department (cost center) and 90+ staff of Creative Services department.
" Managed budget, data processing needs, capital improvements and personnel needs. Tracked general ledger accounts to budget and provided monthly estimates.
" Provided financial reporting and analysis to senior management relating to package design and advertising.
" Worked with management in creative services, marketing services, media and graphic arts production to improve work flow, reduce costs and manage financial issues. Achieved standardizing tracking and accounting creative spend and drove 5% reduction in costs.

MANAGER AND FINANCE ANALYST, BUSINESS PLANNING AND ANALYSIS, 1992  1994


EDUCATION & TRAINING

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York, NY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Certificate 2013 - Driving Strategic Impact, Columbia Business School
Top 100 Executive and Emerging Leaders, 2009; Diversity MBA

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