Highly skilled and accomplished Fortune 500 Finance General Manager and CFO performing corporate finance and treasury functions to support new business ventures, joint ventures/partnerships, funding of business entities in support of expansion and revenue growth. Track record of strong relationships and credible management of interfaces with internal and external stakeholders on a global scale.
" Strategic Planning " Change/Transformation Management
" Deal Structures " Market/Industry/Economic Analysis
" Risk Management " Data Collection, Analysis & Trending
" Opportunity Development " Cross-Functional Team Building
" Due Diligence " Organizational Design/Structure
" Emerging Markets/Dynamics " Joint Venture Governance
ENTREPRENEUR, Vail Village and Silverthorne, CO 3/16 Present
" Purchased a 56,000 square foot shopping center.
" Utilized a portion of the space to open an art gallery and expanded operations to a second art gallery (Vail, CO)
" Manage all business start-up functions including legal entity formations, market research, financing, site set-up, marketing, branding, and daily operations.
SHELL DOWNSTREAM, INC., Houston, TX 10/14 3/16
GENERAL MANAGER, Finance, Retail Americas
" Directed all financial functions for Shells significant retail fuels presence in the Americas including the United States, Canada, Mexico and Argentina comprising over 22,000 retail sites.
" Implemented strategies to support improved efficiency of retail operations and market expansions.
" Oversaw all financial functions onshore/offshore in support of businesses producing EBITDA of $1 billion p.a. with operating costs of $450 million.
" Played a key role in delivering $100 million EBITDA p.a. uplift from the launch of VPower Nitro+ branded fuel in 2015.
" Oversaw implementation of upgraded POS system in Shell branded sites in the Americas.
" Drove Joint Venture profitability and alignment with Shells objectives via positions on JV boards.
" Led Regional project to combine retail and lubricants finance functions.
SHELL DOWNSTREAM, INC., Houston, TX 6/14 10/14
PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICER/PROJECT LEADER
" Selected to help spearhead the largest functional change program to date in Shell DS Finance.
" Led initiative to implement the CEOs drive for credible, affordable and acceptable finance plans and performance from the Downstream cash-engine by reducing DS Finance Function costs by 40% globally, via increased reliance on Shared Service Centers.
" Collaborated with Executive Vice President of DS Finance to lead change management initiatives including goal setting, performance measurement, project management/implementation and post-implementation analysis.
SHELL CHINA LTD, Beijing, China 5/13 6/14
GENERAL MANAGER, Finance, Retail Asia
" Worked with the Regional Vice President and China Retail Director to provide financial management and support to Shells retail fuel businesses, comprised of 7 Joint Ventures with various Chinese partners. Oversaw an annual investment of $700 million, adding 200 sites to the network annually.
" Helped spearhead the Good to Great forward strategy, using strategic and financial insights to support the expansion of the retail market segment.
" Established a revised business model founded on comprehensive due diligence, risk analysis, return-on-investment calculations/forecasts, strategic guidance, and financial planning.
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SHELL EASTERN PETROLEUM PTE LTD, Singapore 2/11 4/13
GENERAL MANAGER, Finance, Retail Asia
" Directed a 100-person finance team (70 in-country staff and 30 in Shared Service Centers) across eleven countries and nineteen legal entities in support of Shells Retail Fuels business from Oman to China.
" Managed all financial aspects of the business comprising over 9000 retail sites across the region with gross revenues of $20 billion.
" Provided financial/treasury services to support new market entries in India, Indonesia and China.
" Utilized market, industry, economic, competitor, and financial analysis, including due diligence to minimize risk and maximize return-on-investment, increase volume, marketshare, revenue, and profit margins.
" Reversed volume and marketshare declines, rebalanced emphasis of volume versus margins, and led creation of a multi-year horizon/integrated plan increasing EBITDA from $680 million in 2011 to $820 million in 2013.
" Modified the investment and auction bidding approaches in Singapore and Hong Kong--markets where with a single site can cost $30 million and retaining network strength was critical to defend and grow value.
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC, SHELL OIL COMPANY, and DPRLP, Houston Area, TX 2007 2011
CFO/SITE FINANCIAL MANAGER
" Directed all activities of the financial department supporting annual budget of $700 million p.a. fixed costs, $1 billion p.a. variable costs and $600 million CAPEX between the Chemicals and Refining businesses.
" Provided financial leadership managing a team of 42 personnel locally, and influenced DS Manufacturing Finance globally by leading Lean Management initiatives leveraging the success of our work at Deer Park.
" Delivered a site-wide savings of $180 million p.a. fixed and variable costs.
" Created an operational infrastructure with the talent and resources need to support strategic objectives, combined with internal controls, technology enhancements, goal setting, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and lean management tools.
" Delivered a Finance Department head count reduction from 42 to 18 via offshoring, a consolidation of Chemical and Refining ERP systems, and efficiency enhancements such as a reduction in monthly financial closing time of 60%.
" Changed the paradigm of finance from cost center to a value-added group by linking efforts to broader strategic objectives.
DEER PARK REFINING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (DPRLP), Houston Area, TX 2007 2009
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
" Managed Shell/Pemex refining joint venture (340kb/d) with $1 billion in net income and $500 million publicly-traded debt portfolio.
" Led efforts including technology improvement, lean operations, process improvements and improved effectiveness of CAPEX investments ($250-$300 million p.a.) and Opex ($500+ million p.a.) deployment.
" Investigated control failures on a prior large Turnaround and delivered the next $100 million TA on-time and within budget.
" Drove cross-functional communication to align all business units with strategic goals. E.g. $100 million per annum Opex reductions.
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL CENTRAL FINANCE, Houston, TX 2002 2007
SENIOR M&A MANAGER
" Spearheaded EPs $1.2 billion Blackrock Ventures acquisition via Shell Canada (then an independent company) by serving as the Sole Group Advisor, and reported to Shell Canadas executive team and the Group EP CFO.
" Directed the structure and affordability cross-functional teams consisting of 20 personnel across tax, legal, finance and commercial areas, with responsibility for a global transformation-scale acquisition initiative. Sole executive interface with Rating agencies.
" Designed and proposed a plan to create an MLP structure to house Shells US Pipeline business, which the Group subsequently acted upon in 2013 (Ticker: SHLX).
SHELL INTERNATIONAL E&P, The Netherlands, Mobile, AL and Houston, TX 1993 2002
" Led Venture formation activities to commercialize technologies for Shell Technology Ventures, LLC (1999-2002)
" Operations and Projects Manager for Shells Yellowhammer Gas Plant and the Fairway Field in the Gulf of Mexico (1997-1999)
" Sour System Facilities Engineer and Gemini Consulting Transformation team member for NAM, Netherlands (1993-1997)
RICE UNIVERSITY, Jones Graduate School of Business, Houston, TX 1999 2001
Master of Business Administration, GPA 3.9/4.0; Jones Scholar Award for Academic Excellence
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY, Edinburgh, Scotland 1989 1993
Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Graduated Third in class (Honors)
" John Sutcliffe Memorial Scholarship (GEC-Marconi)/Fife Ethylene Plant Scholarship (Exxon)