NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business - M.B.A. Finance and Accounting
Cornell University - B.A. Political Science
Certified Public Accountant
FINRA Series 27 License
The Talaria Company, LLC d/b/a The Hinckley Company June 2013 to Current
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Financial Executive of this semi-custom powerboat and sailboat manufacturing, sales and marine service company operating under the Hinckley Yachts, Hunt Yachts and Morris Yachts brands.
" Handled due diligence, acquisition negotiations, purchase agreement drafting, and integration of Hunt Yachts and Morris Yachts into the Hinckley Company.
" Selected and implemented a new ERP system, including migration of newly acquired companies.
" Established line of business and subsidiary KPI reporting enabling management to better assess operating capabilities and capacities.
" Negotiated sale of service yard destroyed by Hurricane Sandy,
" Renegotiated banking, lease and risk arrangements.
" Handled relationship with Taiwanese boat builder of Hunt custom yachts, including legal issues associated with importation of vessels.
" Responsibilities also included information technology, human resources, and legal.
MERCURY CAPITAL ADVISORS, NY/London/Tokyo/Singapore June 2010 to
(Start-up private equity backed global private placement and financial advisory firm, registered as a Broker Dealer in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.)
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
" Handled legal entity formation, agreements, tax structure/planning and systems
" Implemented regulatory compliance function serving as anti-money laundering and chief compliance officer.
" Established accounting and reporting system for several domestic and foreign limited partnerships and corporations, preparing monthly and annual financial statements, forecasts and budget. Handled filing of quarterly and annual Broker-Dealer financial statements in various jurisdictions, annual audit coordination, tax return preparation and filing.
GOLDENSOURCE HOLDINGS, INC, NY/London/Austria/Mumbai July 2008 to June 2010
(Private equity backed software technology company that develops, markets, licenses and supports enterprise data management (EDM) application products for the financial services industry.)
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
" Restructured operations resulting in 35% reduction in operating costs leading to EBITDA and cash flow profitability.
" Developed creative pricing strategies including the implementation of a subscription pricing scheme and SaaS delivery method.
" Revised forecasting and budgeting procedures and developed metrics to enable
senior management to measure both project and overall company performance.
" Completed recapitalization, including conversion of preferred shares and
" Transitioned finance, human resources, information technology operations to
Mumbai, India office, effectively closing New York operations as to these roles.
SUPERSCAPE GROUP PLC, California/United Kingdom/Moscow Sept 2006 to June 2008
Company sold to Glu Mobile in 2008
(Publicly traded technology and mobile game publishing company.)
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
" Completed successful sale of company at a premium of 50% above the quoted
market price. Handled all legal, financial and due diligence responsibilities
associated with this transaction.
" Restructured and refocused operations resulting in increased revenues (+145%),
improved margins (+15%) and reduced operating costs (-20%).
" Drafted and negotiated key handset manufacturer, cellular telecommunication and intellectual property contractual arrangements.
CHRISTIES INTERNATIONAL PLC, New York, NY/London, UK October 2002 to June 2006
International Finance Director and Senior VP Finance
" Partnered with CEO and Managing Directors on development of creative financial
transactions, loans, like-kind exchanges and financial guarantees to attract
consignments/acquisitions of property.
" Managed the overall preparation and reporting of all financial information
including long range strategic plans, budgets and forecasts. Restructured the
forecasting process to address historical earnings issues, recalibrated "base-line"
profitability and growth prospects that enabled senior management and the
Board of Directors to accurately assess the future direction of the company.
" Developed management dashboard reporting which measured key risk and key
performance metrics for all functional areas of the business (Sales, Customer
" Directed the implementation and design of several new systems including,
financial consolidation, property management, billing, general accounting and
FRANKLIN HEALTH/PERSONALPATH SYSTEMS, INC, NJ December 1998 to August 2002
Company sold to Paradigm Health
(Privacy, security and health care information technology and complex care
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
" Evaluated and negotiated all business transactions and development activities,
partnered with CEO on strategic and investment decisions.
" Raised $50 million of private equity to finance the development of a secure privacy technology and e-healthcare business.
" Negotiated key customer relationships with insurance providers, self-insured
companies, PBMs and technology partners.
" Planned initial public offering including drafting of S-1 for filing and selection of
underwriters. Initial S-1 filed. IPO cancelled due to market conditions. Handled all
legal, financial and due diligence responsibilities associated with the ultimate sale of
the company to Paradigm Health.
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, New York, NY August 1993 to December1998
Vice President - Operations, Planning & Administration
Responsible for all aspects of Sony Music Entertainment, Distribution and Sony Disc
Manufacturing Companys budget, forecasting, financial analysis, deal analysis, strategic planning, M&A activities and incentive compensation planning.
" Directed annual strategic planning process culminating in development of annual
operating and capital budget.
" Directed reengineering studies of domestic music company and manufacturing
facilities which resulted in operating efficiencies and reduction in overall unit cost of
MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY, New York, NY August 1991 to July 1993
Chief Financial Officer
Responsible for the financial management of this international law firm, reporting directly to the Executive Committee and to the Managing Director of the firm. Specific responsibilities included financial analysis and reporting, tax planning and reporting, management of banking relationships and the supervision of a staff of sixty individuals in 3 domestic and 3 international offices.
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, New York, NY August 1978 to June 1991
Senior Audit Manager
Responsible for provision of audit and tax services to numerous US and foreign public and private companies and non-profit entities. Gained extensive SEC experience with underwriters and outside counsel; initial public offerings, shelf-registration filings and other debt/equity offerings. Significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, business restructuring, segment disposals.