Obtain a professional leadership position with opportunities for significant growth and success.
EDUCATION / SKILLS:
Masters Degree - Computer Information Systems, 1989, University of Denver
Bachelors of Science - Accounting, 1982, University of Denver
Certified Public Accountant, 1983, Passed on first sitting.
Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel (Data Export/Import, Pivot Tables, Macros). In depth knowledge of automated operational, accounting, reporting and analysis systems. ERP, Project and manufacturing systems. Business Scorecards and Dashboards. (Microsoft Dynamics SL, Solomon, FRX, Forecaster, Abra Personnel and Payroll, Best Fixed Assets, Executive Viewers, Data Warehouses, Analysis Services, Crystal Reports, Goldmine, Time and attendance, etc)
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
IMG Enterprises, Inc, 8/94-3/13. (Note: 8/02-2/04 at TreeTown USA)
Multiple Manufacturing/Agribusiness/Construction Companies, Groveland, Florida (Company size = $60+ million in Sales; $120 million in Assets, 450 employees; Growth Rate has been over 25% per year). Operating companies include Cherry Lake Tree Farm, Inc, IMG Citrus, Inc. and LegacyScapes.
Chief Financial Officer - Responsible to the CEO in all aspects of finance and administration. Member of the Board of Directors. Supervised direct staff of 6 professionals (Controller, Information Technology Director, HR Director, ERP Implementation Director, Audit Manager and Administration Manager) with an indirect staff of 15-20 team members. Responsibilities includes business financing (banks and private capital), mergers/acquisitions, strategic planning, Audited Financials, GAAP accounting, multiple company consolidations, taxes, insurance, employee benefits, stockholder relations, financial analysis, policies, corporate records, automated systems, credit & collections, leasing, etc.
-Preparation and completion of Insurance Claims (RLI) >$7 million.
-Recipient of the Annual CEO Award (MVP) 2009
-Preparation of complex business and decision support models in Excel.
-Obtained over $50.0 million in new bank financing at below prime levels.
-Established positive key banking relationships with multiple banks.
-Commercial Real Estate (Purchases, Sales, 1031 Exchanges) >$100 Million
-Preparation of the annual report, 5 year forecasts , cash flow & valuation.
-Sales/Production forecasts/Masterplan (inventory with over 800,000 items.
-Successfully completed Big 4 external audits of our financial results.
-Establishment of Corporate and Departmental Scorecards and Dashboards.
-Established daily systems with Excel to provide sales/production info.
-Hired, trained and developed department professionals to control and report results of the operation.
Vice President - Sales and Marketing 1/99 -9/01. Cherry Lake Tree Farm, Inc. (Responsible to the CEO for all marketing, sales and logistics activities. Member of the Board of Directors and Strategic Leadership team. Supervised direct staff of 4 professionals (Sales, Outsourcing, Logistics, and Marketing) with an indirect staff of 45 team members. This was done in preparation for my potential succession to the position of President and COO.
- Accomplished an increase in sales of 40% from the prior year.
Tree Town USA, Ltd, 8/02-2/04
Start-up company that recruited me from IMG Enterprises. Now operates 3 container tree farms in Texas and Florida consisting of over 4000 acres of production and over $40 million in sales accomplished over a 2 year period.
Vice President, Operations and Mergers & Acquisitions 8/02-2/04 I was hired to acquire and/or develop a tree farm in Florida and lead the efforts to acquire other tree farms across the United States.
-We accomplished 2 acquisitions in Texas and Florida. Performed due diligence, purchase negotiations, operational, managerial and automated systems transitions. Establishment of outsourced IT services.
-Identified and initiated communications with acquisition targets in Florida, California, Texas, Georgia and Tennessee.
Martin Marietta Corporation Now Lockheed Martin (Fortune 50), Orlando Florida and Denver Colorado
8/19/84-8/13/94 (10 Years Total)
Financial Planning and Analysis Manager 4/1/94-8/13/94 Orlando
Responsible for the orders, sales, earnings and cash flow analysis for a business unit with $350 million in annual sales and over 400 different DOD contracts. Responsible for managing a professional finance staff of 3 people. Presentations made to Corporate Director of Finance, project directors, and president of the operational division on a monthly basis. Responsible for the development and presentation of the Long Range and Annual Operating Plans.
Corporate Audit Manager 7/1/89-4/1/94, Orlando and Denver
Risk Based audit responsibility for all Martin Marietta locations within the Southeastern United States. (Western United States while in Denver). Responsible for 3 supervisors (2 Financial, 1 Info. Tech.) with an professional audit staff of 13 CPAs. Reviews included some of the following areas - Accounting, Finance, Taxes, Estimating, Purchasing, MRPII, Contract Management, Budgeting, IT, Government Regulatory Compliance, Fraud, Acquisition Due Diligence, Outside Auditor Support, DCAA, CAS, FAR, MMAS, Internal controls, etc.
Audit Supervisor (2 years), Sr. Auditor (1 year), Auditor (2 years) (Denver), 8/84-7/89 Multiple Promotions.
Some accomplishments include:
- Identification of a $1.1 million company savings in inventory.
- Identification of $11 million savings resulting from merger activity.
- Recipient of two special recognition company monetary awards.
American Teledata Corporation, Aurora, Colorado 8/83-8/84, Controller - Responsible for all aspects of financial, administrative and operational applications for this multi state computer leasing company.
Hamma and Nelson, CPAs Denver, Colorado 6/80-8/83, Staff Accountant - Performed public accounting audits of a diverse range of business types (wholesale, retail, manufacturing). Preparation of corporate and individual tax returns. (During College 6/80-6/82)
References available upon request.