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* Senior executive successful at transforming underperforming organizations and start up businesses into highly efficient, service focused entities. High premium on providing exemplary leadership and have produced exceptional employee loyalty. * Broad experience in all aspects of Finance and Operations * Strategic/Tactical thinker in approaching all problems, believes there is a solution for all problems and is not afraid to leverage any and all resources to accomplish improving service and reducing cost formula.

Work experience

Apr 2005Apr 2009

Managing Director/CFO

Phillips de Pury & Company

Fully responsible for all financial, strategic, human resource, legal, and business development functions of mid-sized (Sales of $300-400M per year) International Auction House specializing in the sale of Contemporary Art, Jewelry, 20-21st Century Design Art, and Photographs. Led over 200 employees across eight countries. Directed the budgetary, accounting, and payroll processes. Ensured compliance with state, federal, and foreign regulations. Formulated and implemented all internal control procedures. Maintained relationships with top clients. Controlled a budget of $60M.

Aug 2003Apr 2005

Corporate Controller

Phillips de Pury & Company

Led and personally trained twenty five finance staff in five countries with differing financial reporting requirements, software packages, and languages. Managed cash flow within an industry with only four months of sales per year. Produced and reviewed monthly departmental and consolidated financial statements, created and dissolved foreign and domestic companies, oversaw yearly audits and filings for all companies and subsidiaries. Certified auction results and successfully renegotiated contracts, payment plans, and settlements with vendors, resulting in savings of over $2M.

Sep 2002Aug 2003

Accounting Manager

Phillips de Pury & Company

Managed a staff of six focusing on general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

May 2001Aug 2002

Accounting Manager

Vesor Properties
Supervised all day to day accounting processes, including general ledger, AR, AP and financial reporting for privately held commercial real estate investment company, which owns and manages 2.5 million square feet of office and retail space.
May 2000May 2001

Director of Finance and Business Development

Designed and oversaw financial and business processes for an internet start-up in the custom apparel industry




Finished the program in less than two years while attending "part-time" night and weekend classes.

Sep 1996May 2000


The George Washington University

Concentrations in Finance, International Business and equivalent of Marketing

Magna cum laude, Dean’s List, Presidential Academic Scholar

First student in the history of School of Business & Public Management to

complete the equivalent of three concentrations


Core Competencies
Financial/Strategic Planning,  Budgeting,  Cost Control  Analysis, Financial Reporting, Contract Negotiations, Benefits Analysis, US/European GAAP, Cash Flow Mgmt, Federal and State Tax Returns, Forecasting, Portfolio Analysis & Mgmt, Company Formation, International Experience, Management Reporting,Variance Analysis, Understanding of Sarbanes Oxley, JD   Edwards Oneworld, Cetova, GAVEL, MRI, Quickbooks, MAS 90, Costpoint (Deltek), Argus, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, P&L Responsibility


Aug 2002Present