Summary

Seasoned accounting professional with over 25 years of Banking, Advertising, Direct Mail and E-Commerce experience.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2006 - Present

CFO

GPP Holdings
• Manage daily financial operations for 19 companies in New York, Connecticut, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. • Implemented new treasury management guidelines and departmental internal controls. • Installed new Internal Controls in offices worldwide. • Concluded Certified Audit in anticipation of public offering or private placement in late 2008. • Installed Microsoft-Navision Financial software package worldwide.
Oct 2004 - Nov 2006

CFO

A Partnership
A privately held - $51MM, 32 person Advertising firm specializing in the Asian market. CFO/FINANCIAL CONTROLLER • Manage daily financial operations in New York and Los Angeles offices including HR, finance, lease/equipment agreements. • Implemented new treasury management guidelines increasing annual interest income by 672%. • Launched company’s 1st standardized policies and procedures, creating structure and control operation wide. • Installed new Advertising/Financial software package.
May 2002 - Oct 2004

Managing Director

The Shamrock Group
The Shamrock Group is my consulting company; clients include GRW Advertising, Castor Advertising Florida Corp., Final Cut Editorial, Basic Color, Crescendo Music, Editeam, Easels Plus, CapStar Capital Corporation and 888Extramoney.com. • Provide wide range of services including operational consulting and tax planning/preparation to individual and corporate clientele.
Jan 1996 - May 2002

VP/CFO & COO

Castor Advertising Florida Corp
A privately held - $60MM, 25 person Advertising firm - Castor Advertising was the oldest, full-service Hispanic agency in the United States until closing in 2001. Clients included Anheuser-Busch, General Motors, Kmart Corporation, Bacardi-Martini USA and Castrol Motor Oil. • Managed daily operations in New York and Miami offices including IT, HR, finance, lease/equipment agreements, all operating, capital and client budgets and client fee contract negotiations, achieving 57.7 % increase in company gross income over 4 years. • Negotiated unprecedented $500K fee with client on $2M spending budget and fee increases across the board. • Improved cash flow 89.4% through creative compensation negotiations and wise investment practices. • Upgraded legacy systems; installed Microsoft office package and introduced e-mail technology. • Launched company’s 1st standardized policies and procedures, creating structure and control operation wide. • Negotiated and managed annual client Event Marketing budgets for Clients. • Developed workshops to create synergy among departments and improve workflow and communications.
Mar 1988 - Sep 1992

Director of Finance & Administration

MBS International Inc.
Mar 1986 - Mar 1988

Divsional Controller

Grey Advertising Inc.
1984 - 1986

Accounting Manager

DYR Advertising Inc.

Education

Education
1978 - 1982

BBA

Dowling College