Board-level Senior VP/CFO with success in service, manufacturing, private, public, domestic and international companies. Experience includes raising capital through private and public offerings with accomplishments in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, organization restructuring, financial and strategic planning and operation improvements.
Increasingly responsible board-level finance professional with an impressive career as Senior Vice President and CFO, including success in service, manufacturing, private, public, domestic and international companies. Experience includes raising capital through private and public offerings with accomplishments in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, organization restructuring, financial and strategic planning and operation improvements. Strong corporate leadership and team building skills exhibited in a high growth environment.
? Specialist M&A expertise proven through leadership of 17 successful acquisitions over 15-year period, including due diligence, negotiation of terms and post-acquisition integration activity; advised public company Board on highly complex deals and structures, and influenced direction of Group funding that enabled US business to exceed aggressive growth objectives.
? Directed financial management strategy for $45m to $1bn turnover rapid growth business, delivering record earnings and programs adapted as public company-wide best practice; key successes include devising cash management systems with savings of $200k per annum, and driving risk management strategies, which significantly reduced or eliminated business risk and yielded $700k annual savings.
? Devised and implemented taxation planning strategies and relationships, minimizing exposure to state and local taxes, saving some $600k per annum; enhanced value of strategic relationships, which drove additional worldwide tax saving opportunities.
? Shaped and implemented global treasury strategies, successfully raising $25m and $30m while hedging foreign currency assets; negotiated Terms of Credit with private placement market and through strong banking relationships, reducing annual interest expense by some $500k.
? Strong people leadership demonstrated through successful post-acquisition and change management activity, enabling subsidiaries to achieve their growth objectives; enhanced finance organization capability through appointment and development of exceptional talent, with strong credibility through organization and involvement in key decision making activity.
2002 to Present, Executive Finance Consultant
? Established entrepreneurial consulting practice advising on financial strategies, processes and controls, tax and treasury, M&A activity and risk management.
? Retained by former employer over three-year period to advise on functionality, structures, cross-border transactions and taxation liabilities for newly merged multinational business.
? Devised plans to support entrepreneurial business roll-up strategy, including 10-year business plan and cash flow projections, enabling strong positioning to achieve $300m VC funding.
? Advised on development of reporting and taxation systems for SME businesses.
1985 to 2001, Ellis & Everard Plc, SVP Finance & CFO ($1bn turnover)
? Approached by Board to undertake US-based executive finance leadership role where influenced and directed strategies which grew business turnover from $45m to $1bn.
? Integral to achievement of long-term business objectives through acquisition, identifying and advising prospects to public company Board; conducted all due diligence and integration of entrepreneurial businesses into core financial management and reporting structures, including all successful change management and communications programs.
? Pivotal in supporting organic growth through leading Group-wide programs which enabled subsidiaries to focus on expansion and business development activities, including Group-wide lease negotiations, banking relationships and Terms of Credit, with overall cost savings in excess of $1m.
? Drove harmonization of attractive employee benefits across several diverse subsidiaries, ensuring consistency whilst reducing cost to business.
? Enhanced Finance function organization capability, including all succession planning; recruited and developed cadre of professionals with high business credibility; direct reports included Corporate Controller, Tax Manager, Risk Manager and Treasury Manager.
? Shaped and directed financial management strategy in line with corporate business and growth objectives, with risk management and insurance programs adapted as global best practice.
? Reviewed and strengthened reporting capabilities in line with changing business needs through selection and implementation of JD Edwards and SAP, securing Board approval and investment in technology.
? Led internal audit programs, achieving zero management letter comments for last two fiscal year audits.
? Advised on assimilation of business into new Dutch owner, including briefings on structures, controls and programs; later retained to provide further advisory and consulting support.
? Initially appointed into UK business as Divisional Accountant for three £multi-million turnover divisions; advised on and led divestiture of non-core division.
? Promoted to UK Corporate Controller position with accountability for all reporting and interpretation of several international entities? reserves and accounts to UK GAAP.
International role reporting on overseas entities for private equity backed $1bn turnover global heavy engineering/military contractor business and earlier public accounting and audit experience with Deloitte & Touche UK.
Associate of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Eligibility: Able to work in USA or EU
Location: Flexible, willing to move globally