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39 Humboldt St. | Xxxxxx, Ca xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx |


Motivating, hands-on Senior Finance and Management Executive with years of expertise in founding and leading world-class finance organizations. Skilled in providing automated tools that allow sales and campaign staffs to price accurately and thoroughly analyze profitability. Leverage people management skills to lead performance and drive staff in both individual and team environments. Proven advocate of using technology to offer transparency, deliver insights and allow for process automation. Adept in working with people of all levels; quick learner with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and with a team. Demonstrated ability to dissect complex ideas and educate non-technical or accounting staff on concepts. Also have an above-average ability to collaborate and "fit" into organizational cultures. Aiming to deliver value to existing or new entities in need of executive experience and leadership. Establish and sustain strong and lasting relationships with both personnel and customers. In pursuit of a CFO or Finance Vice President position that allows for a focus on leading/thinking versus doing. Targeting advertising/marketing, entertainment and technology sectors that will call for use of highly transferable skill set.


Areas of Expertise


Client Relations | Decision Making | Interpersonal Communication | Supervision | Organizational Skills | Problem Solving

Project Management | Process Improvement | Relationship Building | Strategic Planning & Analysis | Teamwork

Trend Assessment| Financial Reporting | Operations | Accounting & GAAP | Budget Variance | Forecasting | Pricing

M&A Support | Standard Costs Management | Performance Assessment | Professional Presentations | Recruitment

Training & Development | Business Planning & Intelligence | MS Word, Excel (Expert) | Data Analysis | Cognos/TM1



Professional Experience


Midnight Oil Agency | Vice President-Finance (2014-2017)

         Hired to elevate and organize finance and reporting operations for a successful, family-owned, mid-sized marketing and print manufacturing firm that sought to bring in external investments to grow operations

         Recruited and developed a nine-person finance and accounting team; included replacing several key positions

         Played a key role in adding a strong, bottom-up budgeting process to the company s operations

         Set forth various dashboards to show key performance indicators (KPIs) for sales orders, ongoing projects, billing, etc.

         Founded and implemented a vigorous monthly financial reporting package to management staff that called for analysis by department of sales and costs vs. budget; grew operations from next to nothing to thriving status

         Prepared, presented and managed all content in support of the company s 2016 acquisition by a private-equity backed industry leader; involved managing the company s first financial audit

         Passed the audit process, performed by a Big-Eight firm, KPMG, using sound financial statements and business analyses

         Liaised with external M&A Consultants to locate prospective buyers and negotiate terms on behalf of the owners

         Worked in conjunction with parent and PE executive teams to complete reporting, accounting and financial performance and analysis (FP&A) duties

         Worked as a member of the key leadership team; developed annual budgets, recurring forecasts, monthly management presentations, customer/project pricing and profit assessments

         Also handled standard costing, financial systems and data analysis processes


Hollywood Software | CFO/COO (2000-2013)

         Stepped in to replace the company founder as COO to handle financial issues, as well as operations and sales leadership

         Spearheaded financial organization processes from inception through IPO-supported acquisition, with the goal of completing full divisional responsibility

         Owned all divisional finance including reporting, accounting, operating system, FP&A, management presentations, divisional support for SEC and SOX reporting, product cost management, product profitability and policy enforcement

         Crafted tactical product roadmaps, distribution plans and service offerings from the business plan stage through to BOD funding and execution

         Led all GAAP, strategy, compliance and audit support procedures

         Skillfully founded and sustained global business alliances in Europe, Latin America, Asia/India and Australia

         Negotiated all software licensing, services, vendor and partnership agreements to secure competitive rates

         Modified legacy systems that proved essential in supporting new business processes

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CFO/COO (Continued)

         Developed supportive new software that detailed contractual financing terms that were discussed with each movie distribution company on a pay-as-you-play basis

         Went on to become the software development group post-acquisition, devising systems to support a major industry paradigm shift as movies transitioned from 35mm film to digital

         Created new solutions for theatre owners to schedule and project digital files instead film via hard drive and satellite

         Fueled successes by continuing the motion of both joining and growing the combined companies

         Was initially on-boarded in a CFO capacity to move this burgeoning company from underperforming to an M&A transaction funded by an IPO; following its sale, the company was later publicly traded


Spelling Entertainment Group | Vice President/Controller (1997-2000)

         Led the consolidation of financial reporting, including SEC reports, as well as budgeting, production accounting, participations, residuals, financial audits and IT functions

         Dutifully served as a Financial and Reporting liaison during the acquisition by and transition into the Viacom organization

         Handled accounting except tax processes; drove sound reporting and financial operations of the combined production and distribution companies

         Proved crucial in integrating a hearty budgeting and reporting process into Viacom, which had not been done before its acquisition of Spelling

         Worked with Viacom as it purchased an outstanding 20% in company's shares; headed the accounting and finance transition into Paramount Television as well

         Introduced a Cognos/TM1 system for use in reporting and analysis

         Tirelessly advocated for the overall use of technology in automating and enhancing analysis and reporting, a key passion and skill area present across all financial experiences over the course of career after tenure with Spelling ended


Earlier Roles


Vice President/Controller , Savoy Pictures, 1993-1997

Manager of Finance, The Walt Disney Studios, 1988-1993

Senior Audit Accountant, KPMG, 1986-1988


Education & Credentials


Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Xxxxxx at Los Angeles

Certification, Certified Public Accountant State of Xxxxxx




Assistant Coach for various kid sports teams in the local area


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