A senior financial executive with a successful record of leadership, management and business accomplishments in all areas of financial management gained in a wide variety of businesses and industries. Significant international financial and business experience in accounting, financial reporting, planning and analysis, treasury, investor and banking relations, SOX and internal controls, tax, mergers & acquistions, risk management, audit, project management and controllership with complex, sophisticated multi-national corporations. A results-oriented, hands-on manager with strong financial analysis skills, business acumen and team building experience; self-motivated and demonstrated ability as a strong communicator and team player as well as a change agent. Recognized for setting and achieving high standards without sacrificing quality of service.
Apr 2009 - Present
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aug 2008 - Present
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Reporting to the Chairman and CEO, responsible for financial reporting, strategic planning, treasury, risk management, investor and banking relations, corporate governance, taxation, audit, budgeting, analysis, human resources, administration and information technology.
Dec 1993 - Jul 2008
Reporting to the Vice-President and Comptroller, responsible for all corporate financial accounting and reporting activities and the maintenance of the Company's financial records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Canada and the United States; for the design, implementation and maintenance of internal controls and procedures; to provide accurate and timely reporting of the Company's performance to senior management, the Board of Directors, shareholders, and regulatory agencies (e.g., SEC, OSC), including consolidated financial statements, MD&A, press releases and all statutory reporting; to participate in management decision-making by providing financial, accounting, tax and economic counsel and business support to senior management, including the Chief Financial Officer and financial executives of divisions and subsidiaries worldwide, relative to the Company's ongoing businesses, acquisitions, divestitures, new ventures and major capital projects.
Sep 1983 - Nov 1993
As Senior Manager, reporting to Partners, assumed progressively more responsibility for providing a wide range of business, accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to a diversified portfolio of public and private corporations. Industry experience included manufacturing (food processing, consumer products, beverage, chemicals, cement), insurance, banking, oil and gas, mining, entertainment, transportation, airlines, computer services, real estate, travel, venture capital, legal services, pension plans, non-profit, etc. Planned, budgeted and controlled auditing and special projects on four continents, directing and managing teams comprising up to 30 managers and other professionals.