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Position
New York
Location Confidential
No
Location
Northeast USA
Willing to Relocate
Yes
Industry
Entertainment-Films/Records/Sports/Parks/Gambling
Function
FINANCE--CFO/Control/Acctg./Treas./Tax,etc.
Compensation
$150,000 to $300,000

Resume Summary
A top-performing, results-achieving Operations, Financial, Strategic Planning Executive with progressive experience leading companies during periods of growth and challenge.

Resume Body      NEW YORK

GREGORY L. BELL
Phone: 917-577-1983
Email: gbellny@gmail.com

A top-performing, results-achieving Operations, Financial, Strategic Planning Executive with progressive experience leading companies during periods of growth and challenge.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE


Operations Oversight
AR and AP Process Improvement
Turnaround Management
Cost Analysis
Execution/Leadership
Quickbooks
Forecasting & Budgeting
Profit & Loss (P&L)
Due Diligence
Talent/Team Building
M&A
Excel
Risk Management
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
Enterprise Resource Planning
B2C Digital Strategy
Google Sheets



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



MASS APPEAL MEDIA INC., NEW YORK, NY, MAY 2017  MARCH 2018
Provide top-level Interim CFO advisory services to a Series A Record, Publishing, Film Production company.
" Developing and executing business strategies, FP&A, and cash flow planning.
" Manage accounting, finance and HR responsibilities.
" BS, CF, P&L and GAAP accounting support.
" Led outside accounting reviews.
" Manage all banking and activities.

WILD CHILD EDITORIAL INC., NEW YORK, NY, September 2014-MARCH 2017
Provide top-level Interim CFO advisory services to a Commercial Production/Post Production operation.
" Developing and executing business strategies, FP&A and cash flow planning.
" Manage accounting, finance and HR responsibilities.
" P&L and GAAP accounting support.
" Led outside accounting reviews.
" Manage all banking and alternative financing activities.
" M&A support.
CONSULTANT PENDA AIKEN INC. NEW YORK, NY, April 2012-MAY 2017
" Developing and executing business strategies and FP&A
" P&L and GAAP accounting support.

CONSULTANT MARK KRUGER INC. NEW YORK, NY, NOVEMBER 2015- MARCH 2016
" M&A project support.


INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT, NEW YORK, NY, April 2012-PRESENT
Provide superior strategic advisory services that help firms develop market entry and growth strategies.
" Business plan creation, P&L, and GAAP accounting support.
" AR and AP lead.
" Business modeling.
" New capital support.
" M&A support.
" Marketing and sales analysis.




GREGORY L. BELL, MBA  PAGE 2


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  CONT.

SCHOLASTIC INC., NEW YORK, NY, AUG 2005-APRIL 2012
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE, AND OPERATIONS, 2005  2012
CFO and lead of financial analysis for the strategic plan, annual budget, and forecast estimate to ensure goals are met. Provided financial guidance to achieve profitable growth, including product analysis, new product introductions, rationalization, pricing, operations and strategic marketing programs.
" Led financial planning, accounting, and analysis for the $450M U.S. Book Club division, the companys largest
" 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.
" Executed turnaround plan to deliver $30M in marketing cost reductions while delivering revenue goals.
" Analyzed two lines of underperforming businesses resulting in 50% improvement in margin.
" Drove improvements to the business model to maximize profit, including warehouse re-engineering, catalog optimization, and B2C promotion rationalization. Designed ERP system for a major profit center.

SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INC., NEW YORK, NY,
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE, AND ADMINISTRATION, 2001  2005
Managed budget, data processing needs, capital improvements and personnel needs. Tracked general ledger accounts to budget and monthly estimates.
" Developed successful re-engineering processes and cost-saving steps regarding managed operations, overhead, and administration during the 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.

" 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.
" 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 workflow, reduce costs and manage financial issues. Achieved standardizing tracking and accounting creative spend and drove 5% reduction in costs.




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

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