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.