AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Strategic Planning; Business Development; Cash Management; Financial Management; New Program Initiatives; Sales Promotion; Operations Management; Ecommerce Solutions; Systems Integration
" Implemented and integrated Personnel, Accounting and Point of Sale systems at one of the largest internet company in its industry.
" Created and managed a supermarket chain's innovative Groceries to Go Program (an on-line grocery ordering and delivery service) which led to a 10% Sales Increase.
" Created and managed a supermarket chains card based Loyalty Program which led to an annual 13% Sales Increase.
" Created and implemented first of its kind in-store sushi and a coffee shop operation.
" Led Companys Acquisition Strategy. Successfully negotiated purchase strategies for sales and purchases of multiple grocery stores.
Chief Financial Officer - 2012 to present
" Improved Financial Reporting systems for accurate monthly and year end reporting.
" Installed Sages MAS 200 accounting system. Interfaced previous accounting system to integrate in MAS 200.
" Implemented ADP Time and Attendance, COBRA, Payroll, and Human Resources and Benefits systems. All systems interface with one another and are integrated with the accounting system.
" Coordinated installation of the Celerant and Counterpoint point of sale systems.
" Overseeing improvements to retail operation to improve sales and labor efficiencies.
" Improved to the efficiencies within the accounting department to keep the department staffing constant while the Company increased annual revenues by 25%.
President & Chief Financial Officer - 1996 to 2012
" Managed family-owned, 250-associate supermarket chain.
" Identified and pursued opportunities for sales and acquisitions for the Company.
" Negotiated lease, loan, acquisition and purchasing contracts for the Company.
" Developed computer network and established our internal financial statements. Systems installed include Sages MAS 90, Microsoft Office, Scanmaster Register Software, S4 Receiving and Pricing software.
" Prepared all financial reporting of the Company including profit and loss statements, strategic plans, sales analyses, competitive analyses, cash management, pricing strategies, planning and budgeting and internal controls.
" Conducted store operation visits and managerial and associate reviews.
" Trained managers and associates via in-house training sessions and meetings.
" Managed purchasing program and negotiated costs and terms with outside vendors.
" Directed pricing system and ensured the accuracy within our computer network and register system.
" Responsible for Company benefit plans including health, supplemental insurance, life and disability coverage. Negotiated the best rates for our associates.
" Conducted shareholder and stakeholder meetings.
" Trustee of Companys 401K Profit Sharing Plan. Managed the transition from the prior defined benefit plan to the current profit sharing plan.
Interim Chief Financial Officer - 2005-2006
" Conducted financial reporting for the Advertising and Public Relations firm.
" Supervised accounting personnel in preparation of firm billings and payables.
Audit Manager - 1991-1995
" Managed and expanded the Audit Division.
" Conducted financial statement audits and tax preparation services for clients in the construction, insurance, health care, and non-profit industries.
" Established the Lexington Audit Divisions Board of Education client base.
University of Kentucky MBA, 1993
Washington & Lee University BS, Accounting and Administration, 1987