Professional Experience

Work History
Jan 2006 - Oct 2015

Senior Director (Business Leader), Financial Analysis

MASTERCARD WORLDWIDE

Led financial planning & analysis function for International Markets business unit with $6.0B revenue, $1.0B expenses and 4,700 employees.  Managed a global team of 37 with 5 direct reports.

  • Consolidation of budget, forecast and variance analysis
  • Built financial model to support annual strategic plan including operational metrics, revenues and expenses
  • Pricing analysis by customer type and product
  • Implemented Hyperion Planning which resulted in 21% productivity improvement and reengineered budget and forecast process
  • Drove harmonization of key business processes in a matrix organization
  • Drove adoption of best practices across regions to maximize value
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Management and Board reporting – developed a global library of standard management reports and analytics
Jan 2002 - Jan 2006

Manager, Business Analysis

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE

Lead the budget process for five business teams, $125MM expenses

  • Lead finance and decision support for revenue management and electronic distribution business; provided thought leadership and strategic guidance to stakeholders for all major projects
  • Drove business case development, negotiation and management of investments and strategic alliances
  • Developed modeling to recover capital investment and operating expenses for new property systems
  • Initiated metrics to highlight ROI contribution of partnerships
Jul 2000 - Jul 2001

Finance Manager

Advantage Human Resourcing (business sold)
  • Developed a pricing model for business development team
  • Developed a budget process including sales forecast and expense targets that met corporate goals and stayed within debt covenants; presented to owner and management team
  • Developed and managed cash forecast
  • Managed RFP for financing including lender’s asset audit
  • Managed conversion of cash management services to new provider
  • Negotiated master capital lease agreement and refinanced 37 leases to simplify management and payments
Apr 1993 - Jul 2000

Supervisor, Credit and Accounts Receivable

Howmet Corporation (acquired by ALCOA)
  • Prepared balance sheet analytics
  • Developed and consolidated stand ardized operational KPI's
  • Prepared financial and operational competitive analysis
  • Responsible for compilation and reporting of market sector analysis
  • Managed inventory audit for 2nd largest plant (13% of sales)
  • Prepared quarterly analysis of debt covenant compliance ratios
  • Managed customer collections (88% current; DSO: 38)
  • Negotiated security agreements and payment plans
  • Managed export Letters of Credit and related collection activities
Sep 1988 - Apr 1993

Financial Analyst

Prudential Relocation Management (acquired by Brookfield Relocation Management)
  • Consolidated budget, financial results, variance analysis and KPI's
  • Performed financial statement analysis for credit risk management
Jun 1987 - Sep 1988

Staff Accountant

Salomon Brothers (acquired by Citigroup)

NASD trade reporting, bank reconciliation, general ledger research

Technology Skills

Skills

Microsoft Excel

including Pivot Tables, Conditional Formatting, Macro's and Visual Basic (VBA)

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Access

Hyperion Planning and Cost & Profitability module

including SmartView, Web Analytics and Financial Reports

Oracle general ledger

Microsoft Dynamics

TM1

SAP R/3

SQL

Tableau

Education

Education
Feb 1992

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Manhattan College (Bronx,NY)

Dual concentration in Finance and International Business

Jun 1987

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Quinnipiac University

Majored in Finance

Jun 1983

Diploma

Mt. St. Michael Academy (Bronx, NY)

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