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133 Ridge Road 

Highland Park, IL 60035

Ph 847-831-4130

Fax 847- 831-2159

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A widely accomplished senior professional, who has dealt effectively with many challenging businesssituations.Don provides the strong leadership and direction needed by an organization which faces challenges requiring the exercise of mature insight and judgment.His varied experience enables him to rapidly size up a situation, and act decisively and creativly to positively impact the bottom line.An outstanding communicator, trainer and motivator.

Work experience


Governental Credit Services, Inc.


Since 1979--PublicFunding Corp/

Governmental Credit Services, Inc.


While running own company:

2000 to 2005-- CDW, CONTRACT

CONSULTANT-- established and

operated leasing program

for government and institutional


1999 to 2001 – Kendall College,


1996 to 2002 – Rush North Shore

Medical Center,BOARD MEMBER

1996 to 2002 –Illinois Institute of

Technology, INSTRUCTOR

1976 to 1979 -- American Invsco

Corporation, CFO

1974 to 1976 – Apeco Corporation, CFO



Northwestern University, BS, Accounting

Various schools, manufacturers and

professional seminars – training

In IT, leasing, finance, legal and

HR issues

USAF Auditor General – student and,

later, instructor in governmental

accounting, auditing and procure-



♦ Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

♦ Certificate in Data Processing (CDP)

♦ Certified Leasing Professional (CLP)


  DONALD D. ZARETSKY           Seasoned financial executive         Consultant     AREAS OF EXPERIENCE/     EXPERTISE         Financial Services (Leasing)         Bank relations        Governmental relations and            contracting         Mergers, acquisitions,            divestitures        Venture capital        Investor relations         Public offerings         Insolvency, Bankruptcy        Financial reporting         Foreign operations         Training     SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS     ♦ Prominent  in equipment leasing and financing industry.  Founded own company, and funded over 25,000 individual transactions – more than $100 million. ♦ Expanded  small  (12 boats) fleet of ocean-going tug/oil field supply vessels, operating at a loss, into the world’s fourth largest such fleet, comprising 38 vessels, and the  most profitable in its industry ♦ Staffed and trained finance/accounting group for a large real-state developer, providing its first-ever overall financial reporting.  Built  first-class financial reporting, analysis and operations support. ♦  Restored timely financial reporting, cash management and productive bank relations to a distressed NYSE company after being recruited by its lending bank consortium. ♦  Halted fraud in its sales branches ♦ Reorganized and/or established international operations in five countries. ♦ Re-equipped and streamlined a bloated, overequipped IT department  ♦  Established in-house leasing program. ♦  Built financial/admin function of new financial services company, from scratch. ♦  Worked with investment bankers through four debt & equity public offerings, AMEX listing and expansion into petroleum services industry ♦ Established award-winning (“Golden Trumpet”) investor relations program ♦ Strong role in acquisitions ♦ Financed major fleet construction, including first-ever U.S. Govt-insured private drillship for $12 million. ♦ One of only 3 employees on board of directors ♦  Main point of contact in major ($40 million) joint venture with foreign company  ♦  CEO of major ocean transportation subsidiary (see above). ♦  Established reporting, tax and human resources compliance for offshore drilling and marine operations in West Africa, Brazil, Israel, Newfoundland. ♦  Top-level management support  on contract consulting engagements, including  $millions of venture capital raising,  for companies in lodging, TV broadcasting, professional sports franchise, railroad services, ocean transportation, printing, child day care, offshore oil and gas drilling, emergency medical services, computer reseller. ♦  United States Air Force Auditing Officer ♦ Reviewed and evaluated activities, including contracting and Base operations.  Realized major ($millions) savings of public funds ♦  Pioneered large-scale computerized systems for USAF Logistics Operations. ♦  Public accounting in prominent firm -- auditing, taxes and IT planning and implementation for a wide variety of business clients.