Summary

With a proven track record of generating value for 2 Fortune 200 multinational corporations, in a broad variety of challenging business conditions, I am confident of my ability to make important and sustainable contributions to an organization's bottom line. My experience, accumulated during assignments as CFO, Finance Director and Controller, includes: General Financial Management (Business Planning, accounting, treasury, risk management, internal control) Executive Committees and Boards of Directors in general management and cross-functional roles. Manufacturing management, as cost manager and factory council member Commercial and customer service operations, including design and implementation of commercial plans and service centers. Finance Director for e-Commerce and Global Information Technology. Extensive International Experience in Latin America and Asia, including expatriate assignments in 4 Latin countries. Spanish fluency with basic Portuguese. MBA degree with honors from The University of Michigan. This combination of general business, financial and international acumen could be a valuable asset to an organization working to enter new markets or consolidate existing ones.

Work History

Work History

Administrative Manager

CA Goodyear de Venezuela

Responsible for Branch Operations, Audit, Tax, Legal, Insurance, Financial Planning and Organizational Development.

  • Directed transfer of head office from Caracas to Valencia, resulting in cost savings and increased organizational effectiveness.
2003 - Present

Director of Investment Controlling - 2007+

DHL Express

Controlled Capital project and Real Estate Lease Portfolios for a $ 4Bn subsidiary of the world’s largest logistics company during its market entry and growth program in the USA. Responsible for financial stewardship - including planning, due diligence reviews and approved project mgmt - for portfolio of capital projects exceeding $ 1Bn for the period 2004-07.  Previous assignments with DHL included:

Head of Investment Controlling - 2006

Sr Manager Capital and Commitments  - 2003 through 2005

2001 - 2002

Managing Partner

The Entrepreneur's Source / ITAASCO

Business Consulting & Brokerage

2000 - 2001

Finance Director e-Commerce and Information Technology

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

IT Executive Committee Member charged with integrating and leveraging IT and e-Commerce resources on a world-wide basis, directing over $350 million in annual spending and 1400 IT associates.

  • Designed and Implemented Financial Reporting and Portfolio Management policies, standards and mechanisms
  • Directed financial support for global IT reorganization, e-commerce and business planning.
1998 - 2000

Finance Director

Neumaticos Goodyear, SRL

Turnaround Financial Leader for $ 120 Million enterprise.

  • Responsible for Financial Reporting, Transaction Processing, Risk Management (Legal, Audit).
  • Implemented Mercosur Integration Program, involving complete financial and operational restructuring of corporate interests in the trade block, generating savings in excess of $20 million annually.
  • Closed factory, completed resourcing of product supply.
  • Negotiated outsourcing agreements.
  • Managed project financing and budgetary control.
  • Designed strategy for utilization of tax losses generated by project.
  • Co-led Customer Sales & Service Center (CSSC) and first B2B e-Business projects resulting in improved fill rates, enhanced customer satisfaction and reduced transactional costs.
  • Implemented ERP System on-time & under budget, consolidated servers ($300K yrly savings)
  • Led successful Y2K remediation effort.
  • Implemented Trademark Royalty Program that benefited tax planning and cash management.
  • Reduced Monthly close cycle from 7 to 3 days.
1994 - 1998

Finance Director

Goodyear de Chile, SAIC

CFO for $ 160 Million enterprise with 800 employees.

  • Responsible for Financial Reporting, Transaction Processing, Risk Management (Legal, Audit).
  • Directed restructuring of finance division, involving a complete turnover and upgrading of associates, and increased cross-functional training and teamwork.
  • Reduced Monthly Close Cycle from 7 to 4 Days, led ISO9002 certification effort in Finance, Implemented financing program for increasing distribution and points of sales, resulting in 20% POS increase in 3 years.
  • Implemented Trademark Royalty program and increased Technical Service Contract.
  • Led Latin American Region in speed, scope of ERP software implementation, generating over $1 million annually in improved operating profit.Outsourced IT CRM operations, reducing cost and improving user satisfaction.
1991 - 1994

Controller

Goodyear-Oxo SA de CV
  • Responsible for Tax, Legal and Accounting functions.
  • Co-Managed Employee Indemnity trusts with $26 Million in assets.
  • Pioneered Customer Service Center concept in Latin America.
1989 - 1991

Field Liaison Manager

Asia Pacific Regional Committee

Member of Asia SBU Executive Committee responsible for all aspects of Financial Management, including Accounting consolidations, Executive Information Systems and Business Planning

  • Performed all financial evaluations and project support for project investments, including first manufacturing venture in China and expansion of facilities in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
1984 - 1987

Cost Manager

Neumaticos Goodyear SA

Education

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Graduated with Honors

MBA

Graduated with Honors