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Work History

Oct 2012May 2015


American School of Dubai, UAE
  • Responsible for all accounting of income and expenses for the Parent-Teacher- Student Association (PTSA) including the annual Carnival fundraiser which raises $100K+ and is attended by 2600 members of the community
  • Responsible for setting the budget and tracking the fundraising income and expenses for the 2015 ASD Gala which raised $100K+
  • Provide financial advice and know-how to PTSA Executive Board on fundraising, audits, event planning, program management, contracts, negotiations and financial policies and procedures
Jun 2006Feb 2012

Senior Category Manager - Strategic Sourcing

Abbott Laboratories - Chicago, IL USA
  • Collaborated with key subject matter experts to fully review suppliers for long-term incentive program administration and executed the strategic sourcing process to make an informed decision to remain with the incumbent supplier. Savings of $300K realized
  • Identified key internal stakeholders and successfully pitched a new project to strategically review Abbott's public relations agency suppliers. Project savings of $750K
  • Negotiated new pricing agreement with incumbent coupon supplier with realized annual savings of $1.7 million
  • Completed full strategic sourcing initiative for coupon/co-pay programs that resulted in over $2 million in savings
  • Prepared baseline analysis, identified the parameters and completed reverse auction Clinical Research Organization billing rates with savings of $1.5 million
  • Trained new category managers in two day strategic sourcing class on sourcing preparation, economic and supplier analysis 
Mar 2003Jun 2006

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

Abbott Laboratories - Chicago, IL USA
  • Effectively led finance team in the creation of the Quality Assurance, IT and Admin Business Unit's financial plan, reporting of accurate and timely results and establishment of consistent policies and procedures for a newly formed division
  • Engaged with finance personnel across the division to disentangle a complex allocation process which provided greater clarity to the historical finances inherited by the newly formed division
  • Provided business know-how to QA and IT VP's resulting in successful reorganizations and corporate financial reviews
  • Completed ad-hoc analysis that included foreign exchange analysis, absorption analysis, increased capacity planning, and shutdown scenario analysis
  • Manage two Finance Managers (QA and IT) and six indirect reports within Business Units organization
Oct 2001Feb 2003

Manager, Financial Planning and Deal Analysis

Abbott Laboratories - Chicago, IL USA
  • Analyzed and provided feedback on potential acquisitions, licensing arrangements and co-marketing agreements to identify tax, treasury, accounting, and finance issues
  • Standardized the deal model format and executive summary requirements for deals which simplified the communication process with key decision makers
  • Conducted a half-day Deal Analysis Seminar for finance management that set the precedent for all future deal training for the corporation and lead a Deal Analysis Roundtable discussion that fostered open communication across divisions and corporate
  • Assisted on various projects such as analysis of shared services costs, post-completion audits of deals, and cost analysis of finance news content
Apr 2000Sep 2001

Supervisor, Financial Planning and Analysis

Abbott Laboratories - Chicago, IL USA
  • Manage departmental operating and project expense budget exceeding $100 million
  • Acquisition Integration Management (AIM) support including monthly cross divisional consolidation of acquired company's financial reporting package and the identification and reporting of synergy targets
  • Lead financial support for the reorganization of international R&D groups
Jan 1994Mar 2000

Experienced Senior Associate

Arthur Andersen LLP - Chicago, IL USA
  • Prepared corporate and partnership tax returns for clients with revenues between $50 million and $140 million and with filings in multiple states and various foreign countries
  • Analyzed foreign exchange translation risk for expatriate clients for proper reimbursement from their employers
  • Quantified the correct transfer prices for royalty payments in a litigated tax dispute between the US government and our client, a Fortune 50 consumer products company, resulting in millions of dollars in tax savings
  • Provided mentorship and supervision to 6-8 staff consultants which contributed to their professional development



Masters in Business Administration

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Finance and Economics


Bachelor of Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Abbott Laboratories

Certified Public Accountant

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)