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I am a CPA, obtained my Accounting University degree in 1982 and have more than 25 years of experience in managerial positions in USA, Latin-America and Italy, initially working as an Auditor and later on leading the financial team for companies that are the leaders in their business segment and managing successfully economical changes in their business cycles.

I have extensive experience in risk analysis, business restructuration, cost reduction programs, management of international operations, cash flow improvement, resources management, planning and forecasting, audit and implanting key controls and ERP systems. I do love challenges and making the things happen, I do believe that doing the things right from the beginning and supporting and enforcing Integrity and Teamwork and creating a true learning and a Performance driven environment are the key factors for a successful organization. I strongly support the establishment of demanding goals and high standards, big enough to fight for, but achievable and realistic. Selecting, developing and supporting talent ensuring there is a true succession planning is one of my abilities. I strongly support a Sarbanes-Oxley oriented environment with adequate segregation of functions and good business practices based in solid processes and procedures. I believe in coaching, and tend to project my leadership by staying visible within the organization and been interested in the personal situation of my personnel, helping them to achieve their objectives and goals and creating incentives for diversity in opinions because questioning and reinventing ourselves everyday is the key for establishing differences and be the leaders in the business.

During my career I have the opportunity to successfully restructure business units, modernizing them and creating new business approaches, basically by helping them to be more profitable but within an ethical environment. I have experience coordinating projects including the establishment of shared services centers and outsourcing and I do have experience dealing with consultants, lawyers and auditors for closing and starting international operations in various countries. I strongly believe that a good coordination with sales and operations organizations is the key to success in helping to create health and growth and it demands developing communication channels, sharing knowledge, building common platforms and objectives and ensuring that good business practices are in place.

I am highly proficient in SAP not only in FI/CO but in SD and SC, an expert user of all MSOffice tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Project, Access etc.) and have knowledge of Navision, Hyperion and other IT tools.

I am looking for a new home and ready for a new challenge

Work experience

Finance Director

Oct 2006Jul 2007

Finance Director

Fundicion Pacifico

Fundición Pacifico is the Leading manufacturer of faucets and valves in Venezuela. Responsible for leading and directing the following functional managers: Controller, Treasury, Human Resources, Budget and Planning, Information and Technology, Procurement, Health Safety and Environment.

Accomplishments : Leader for the team that successfully established a new management culture based in four corporate principles (Integrity, Team-Work, Learning and Performance) and designed and developed a new approach to business based on the integration of Operations, Marketing and Finance while mapping the newly re-designed processes to a new platform (SAP) and focusing on savings through better inventory management, upgrading the supply chain, improving the utilization of assets and technology and providing better marketing tools while improving the Managerial Information Systems by implanting SAP.

Nov 2002Oct 2005

Worldwide Divisional Process Owner - Finance & Controlling

Baker Hughes - Baker Atlas

Baker Atlas is a Division of Baker Hughes; Baker Hughes is a leader in the oil services industry and Baker Atlas is specialized on logging and perforating services.Responsible for providing finance support to worldwide operations with special emphasis on SAP and Navision platforms actively participating on configuration and establishment of new policies for segregation of duties considering the new legislation for Sarbanes-Oxley while implementing SAP world-wide and developing new approaches for managing inventory, CAPEX and Fixed Assets.

Accomplishments:Finance leader for an executive team responsible for performing due diligences and providing final recommendations for purchasing a company with worldwide operations with special emphasis on Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

As Finance Expert supporting the Implementation of SAP in Africa, Middle East and South America by providing the financial assessment and recommendations for business configuration related to FI/CO and cooperating with SC, MM and SD.

Development of Divisional Policies and Procedures for Inventories, Property and other Business Process

Sep 2001Oct 2002

Financial Controller

Baker Hughes - Baker Atlas

Controlling the operations for Italy, Spain, Albania, Tunisia, Greece and all other southern European countries); Responsible for the areas of Treasury, billing, collections, payments, purchases, logistics, warehouse, payroll, budget and accounting

Accomplishments:Finance Leader for the executive team that succeed in turning the Southern Mediterranean Operations (Basically Italy, Spain, Albania, Tunisia and Greece) into a profitable business unit by developing a integral strategy based on price negotiation with customers creating a “partnership” approach, maximization in utilization of Equipment and personnel by sharing resources, better cost control and forecasting and re-engineering of processes.

Jan 1991Aug 2001

Financial Controller

Baker Hughes - Baker Atlas

Controlling the operations for Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago and previously Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil). Responsible for the areas of Treasury, billing, collections, payments, purchases, logistics, warehouse, payroll, budget, contracts, IT and accounting

Accomplishments:Finance Leader for the executive team that succeeds in converting the Latin America Operations, more notably Venezuela in one of the most profitable and cash flow efficient operations in the world for the Baker Atlas Division with a total growth of 200% in Sales and 500% in operating profit by focusing on improving the supply chain, increasing the internal rate of return on capital expenditure, better human resources management and extract cost controls and forecasting.

Development of a tax plan and business strategy that provided savings in several hundreds of thousands of U.S. Dollars in taxes by implementing inter-country business practices that takes advantages of Regional Tax Treaties (Andean Pact).

Evaluation of new business opportunities in Countries with no prior operations including assessment of potential market activity, financial conditions, legal regulations and final risk analysis associated with the development of a successful business plan and operational strategy (Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, etc.).

Successful design and execution of a plan for transferring unionized employees out of a collective bargain agreement by developing new HR policies, benefits and job matrix with salaries packages oriented and focused on results and performance with a final bottom line improvement of close to 10% of total sales.

Sep 1989Oct 1990

Finance and Administration Manager

Tetra Pak

Responsible for and supervising the functions of Treasury, billing, collections, payments, purchases, payroll, budget, IT and accounting areas.

Accomplishments:Responsible for recovering exchange rate differences that prior management considers non recoverable and that represented the differences for being a profitable business unit.

Recommended the closing of Venezuelan operations and suggested to support the operations from Brazil due to business scale.

Sep 1988Sep 1989

Administration Manager

Sonorodven - Rodven Records

Was the leading company in the entertainment and show business industry in Venezuela and its operations included manufacturing magnetic media with video and music and its retail distribution. I was Responsible for and supervising the functional areas of Accounting and IT for the whole group and the administration of all retail shops, manufacturing, warehouse and the theater.

Jul 1986Mar 1988

Corporate Controller

Delfino Enterprises

Delfino Enterprises was a Venezuelan group of companies that included construction, agricultural and manufacturing companies. Responsible for and supervising all departments associated with Finance and Administration of some of the companies and Evaluation and financing of new operations.

Accomplishments:Leading the Team that negotiated the purchase and managed an Animal’s Food Factory till it was successfully sold to another group of investors with an overall return exceeding 150% of the investment in 1 year.

Jan 1980Jul 1986

Audit Manager

Ernst & Young - Perez Mena & Everts

While I was working in Perez Mena & Everts, they were the third largest audit firm in Venezuela and were the representatives of Ernst & Young. As Audit Manager I was responsible for coordinating the audits and evaluating the internal controls providing recommendations for improving their controls and results when possible. Some of the Clients that I was responsible for were Alcasa, Indulac, Nalco Chemical and Sanitarios Maracay