Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton


·Well-rounded financial executive with domestic and foreign experience in strategy and strategic planning, restructuring, human resources and general management.

·Versatile leader and team player, trusted to handle special projects and delicate issues at multiple levels, from providing input for strategic Board and executive initiatives to implementing tactical operational objectives.

·Exceptional analytical and organizational abilities, combined with effective communication and interpersonal skills, which enhance the ability to solve complex problems in a challenging environment.

·Seven years Big Four experience as CPA in US, UK and Australia, auditing public and private companies and non-profits.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

North America Controller

Marsh, Inc, Chicago IL2008 - Present

Insurance brokerage and risk advisor division of MMC (NYSE: MMC), with revenues of over $4 billion and offices and customers across the globe.

North America Controller (2008 – present)

Reporting to the Global Controller of Marsh Inc, and direct staff of over 25 people in several locations.

·Responsible for all aspects of Accounting, including Internal Controls, for US and Canada for core brokerage; global for MRC and CS STARS.

·Key member of the Finance Transformation team, which saved approximately $23MM in annual Finance costs.

·Restructured the US controllership organization and established the North America Controllership organization

·Continue to streamline the organization, working closely with the Shared Services group and Global Controller.

·Manage and continually improve the financial reporting process, while ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls, in general.

Dec 2005 - Nov 2008

Chief Financial Officer


Risk management software and consulting division of Marsh, Inc., a subsidiary of MMC, with revenues of over $100 million and offices and customers in North America, Europe, South Africa and Asia – Pacific.

Chief Financial Officer (2005 – present)

Dual reporting to President of CS STARS and to CFO of Marsh Inc, and direct staff of approximately 20 people in several locations.

·Responsible for all aspects of Finance and Accounting, as well as Organizational Development, Training, Project Management Office (PMO), Internal Operations and Administration.

·Key to both strategy and day-to-day operations as a member of the Executive and Management Team.

·Significant role in turning a Net Operating Loss into a solid Net Operating Income within 12 months of joining, continued with improved growth over the past year.

·Manage and continually improve the financial reporting process (both internal and to parent), while ensuring compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and internal controls, in general.

·Streamlined and continually improve accounting functions and financial analysis functions in order to provide useful, accurate and timely reporting of information to run the business efficiently and effectively.

oOverhauled the monthly internal reports to provide true metrics for the business

oImplemented new contract management, billing and revenue recognition system to provide better controls and information.

oImplemented new Time and Billing System for more efficient tracking of utilization.

oIntroduced Contract Summary Sheet process, enabling better communication amongst departments before new and renewal contracts are presented to client, leading to higher client satisfaction.

oContinue to create, improve and implement overall policies and procedures.

Jan 1998 - Dec 2005

Comdisco, Inc.

COMDISCO, INC. , Rosemont IL1998 - 2005

Fortune 500 technology services and global leasing and financial services company (NYSE: CDO), with revenues exceeding $6.5 billion and over 3,400 employees. Aligned into business units: IT Leasing (US, Europe, Pacific Rim), Diversified Leasing (Electronics, Lab & Scientific, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Manufacturing), IT CAP Services, Continuity Services (Disaster Recovery, Managed Network Services, Webhosting Services), and Ventures.

Comdisco Holding Company – Consultant (2004 – 2005)

Performed financial analysis and accounting services for Chief Legal Officer and Litigation trustee.

Comdisco Ventures - Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administration Officer (2002 –2004)

Reported to President & CEO of Comdisco Ventures, a $800 million division of Comdisco, Inc, and directed staff of eight people.

·Key role in creating and implementing the Plan of liquidation for Comdisco Ventures and in leading the Ventures’ team to significantly exceed that Plan (110% achievement).

·Managed and continually improved the financial reporting and cash flow forecasting process and coordinated this process with Corporate, while downsizing the operations.

·Organized and re-established the financial and administrative (back-room) areas of the business unit in Rosemont, San Francisco and Boston, eventually consolidating to Rosemont.

·Managed private and public equity and warrant portfolio of about 250 companies valued at over $30 million.

·Prepared and made presentations to the Board of Directors on a regular basis.

Director, Strategic Development (2001 – 2002)

Reported to the President, CEO & Chairman of Comdisco, Inc., responsible for managing and directing special projects in the interest of the corporation as a whole.

·Led special projects related primarily to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, both pre- and post-filing.Presented to Board of Directors, Creditors Committee, Equity Committee and potential buyers.

·Managed complex projects related to the estate maximization through business unit divestitures, including the negotiation of purchase terms, interaction with potential buyers, organization and management of the data rooms in several cities throughout the world (Rosemont, Barcelona, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney), and post-sale transition to purchasers. Took the lead role for divestitures in Barcelona, Munich and Sydney.

·Co-managed and participated on other internally related projects, such as international human resource issues, corporate communications, overall cost cutting and right-sizing.

Director, Strategic Development (1998 – 2001)

Reported to the President & CEO and responsible for providing assistance to the executive management team in developing and implementing strategic plans for Comdisco and the majority of Comdisco’s business units, a first for the company.Created the model for the entire planning process.

·Provided expertise in strategic business planning and development, organization design, and process improvement, as well as executive coaching and general management skills.

·Managed and/or completed special projects, including acquisitions, due diligence, divestitures and process improvement and/or redesign.

·Assisted in various operational duties, including running weekly executive meetings, research, speech writing, and creating presentations for Board of Directors, management, employees, and investors.


Sep 1996 - Jun 1998

Masters of Business Administration

University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business

·Dean’s Award of Distinction.

·Vice President – Continuous Improvement, Business Students Association.

·Dean’s Student Admissions Committee.Chicago Business columnist.

·Member of Marketing Group, Women in Business, Management Consulting Group.

·Summer intern – Comdisco, Marketing Strategy, Alliances (Summer 1997); Performed competitive analysis, assessed internal and competitive strategy and developed a business plan for a new product group within the company, specifically for Continuity Services and Business Alliances.

Aug 1985 - May 1989

Bachelor of Science

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

·Weinstein Outstanding Student Leader in Commerce. Top Ten Senior in Commerce.

·Senior 100 Honorary. Wa-Na-See Honorary.

·President, Commerce Council.

·Vice President – Finance, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

·Member of Beta Alpha Psi.


Aug 1989 - Present

Certified Public Accountant

State of Illinois