Daniel Regan

Daniel Regan

Work History

Work History
Jan 1994 - Jul 2009

SENIOR ADVISOR and MANAGING DIRECTOR

MAWARID HOLDING

Advisor analyzing, organizing, and improving startup companies and existing operations in a variety of industries including high fashion (men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes), convenience stores, gasoline service stations, perfume and cosmetics, fast food franchises, pharmacies and reporting recommendations directly to shareholders. Selected by shareholders to lead and manage change in the organization whether as the M.D. or facilitating in a consulting capacity on potential process improvements to streamline subsidiaries and attracting customers, while maintaining a lean staff. Developed physical security analysis and advisement related to situational events in the Kingdom and Chairman of U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council (US Department of State-Diplomatic Security) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Also, I managed all financial functions of holding company’s subsidiary industries in High Tech, telecommunications, computers, satellite TV receivers/dishes installation, High Fashion, Perfume and Cosmetics, and Advertising Agency.

·Designated hitter for restructuring distressed units, improving them, or closing them

·Led billion dollar strategic investment projects with cross-functional groups, and after review, advising owners to not proceed resulting in saving large future costs & protection of the company image

·Trusted executive dealing with employee issues in a multi-cultural environment across subsidiary lines

·Organized country OSAC during crisis events of terrorist’s shooting, kidnapping, & bombing attacks

1980 - 1992

Director of Finance & G. M.

SEARLE PHARMACEUTICALS

CFO/Finance Director of the $300+ million German Holding Company and also served as the Acting G.M. managing the Frankfurt Manufacturing and Marketing functions as well as all other financial & administrative activities.Previously, the Associate Director of International Finance serving as liaison & financial consultant to country general managers and directors.Performed acquisition analysis & implementation in Europe and assisted Asian management.Previous position was the Corporate Audit Manager and task force member of the Merger Valuation activities.Responsible for operational and internal control and compliance reviews of all the Optical, Medical, Consumer & Pharmaceutical $1.5 billion Retail and Manufacturing units.

·Organized manufacturing & FDA quality operations to triple output in short term with minimum cost

·Involved in Searle’s IPO of Pearle Vision’s 1,200 Retail Centers and start-up franchise reviews, and asset valuations when Monsanto purchased Searle in the U.S., and process improvement for subsidiaries

·Routine presentations to operating senior management recommending improvements & cost savings

·Managing and OJT development of staff impacting their planning, execution, and project follow up skills

·Assisted marketing and re-launch of Canderel (the number two sweetener) into the food trade

Education

Education
1970 - 1971

MBA

Michigan State University
1968 - 1970

BSBA

Creighton University

Summary

International Financial Executive with experience in multi-plant manufacturing, distribution, and retail boutiques in the U.S., Germany, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.  Experienced in identification of profit and cost-reduction opportunities for on-going lean operations and turn-around situations, negotiating acquisitions and divestitures.Partial comprehension of German & some partial reading ability in French & Spanish.Dual citizenship - USA & Ireland

Currently, I am seeking a position in a mid-sized or large company, where I have a chance to be in charge of operations and the decision making process to improve value in business operations and customer satisfaction on an ongoing basis. My areas of strength include providing leadership, planning, and managing large financial projects in a variety of industries and general management with a breath of certifications as a CPA, CMA, CIA, over the history of my career.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

1974-1980GATE CITY STEEL, Omaha, NebraskaController

Responsible for all SEC, financial, accounting, & tax activities of 16 locations for this $100+ million steel firm.

BORDEN, INC.Columbus, OhioAudit/Consulting

Performed solo and team reviews of the Chemical, Food, and Dairy operations to achieve cost savings and manufacturing improvements for this $3.8 billion company.I was also in-charge of a variety of audits involving private and large public companies streamlining businesses with cross-functional staff.

LFP, INC.Columbus, OhioV.P. of Accounting

Responsible for organizing a diverse group of companies under one leadership and installing new accounting/EDP systems in this $45 million publishing, distribution, and mail order corporation.Supervised a diverse staff of 35.

SUMMIT STEEL, Lansing, MichiganController/Financial Manager

Responsible for all financial & office activities of this $16 million steel company with three locations and a staff of nine.I provided oversight responsibilities of company’s 1/3 investment in local finished steel service center.

1971-1974BIG FOURANDINTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ACCOUNTING

ERNST & YOUNG, Omaha, NebraskaSenior Accountant

BDO SEIDMAN, Lansing, MichiganSupervisor/Senior Accountant