Accomplished leader with outstanding track record of formulating and executing growth strategies. Management experience includes leading a team that developed a $100M product line and establishing a successful global sourcing and distribution business unit.M&A experience includes 14 closed transactions amounting to more than $750 million. Entrepreneurial experience includes launching an innovative cleantech startup.Academic credentials include a University of Chicago M.B.A.
Sep 2008 - Dec 2009
Director of Corporate Development
Mergers and acquisitions Strategic alliances Technology licensing agreements New business ventures
Jan 2006 - Dec 2007
Director of Corporate Development, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations
Axsys was a defense technology manufacturer with revenues of $180M and 800 employees. The company was acquired by General Dynamics in 2009. · Executed the $27M acquisition and integration of Cineflex, LLC, a rapidly-growing manufacturer of stabilized camera systems. · Led the divestiture of a $27M (revenue) non-core business unit. · Led the investor relations and corporate communications functions through a period in which the company's stock price increased from $15 to $40 in 18 months.
Apr 2005 - Mar 2006
Manager, Business Development and Planning
Fortune 300 diversified manufacturer with revenues of $11B and 59,000 employees worldwide. · Managed the M&A pipeline, developed acquisition proposals, negotiated transactions, and led the strategic planning process for various business units. · Led the strategic rationale, valuation analysis and approval process of four acquisition candidates, including a successful $333M acquisition. · Divested a business in 60 days with a full auction process. · Formulated a multi-million dollar manufacturing restructuring plan for a $200M business unit that reduced costs by 20%.
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development
Flexible packaging business divested by International Paper in 2001 to The Sterling Group. The company had 10 manufacturing facilities and 2,100 employees. · Closed $40M acquisition of packaging company through a section 363 bankruptcy process. · Led Exopack's strategic planning process. · Established successful global sourcing business unit. · Directed Corporate Marketing Department, with responsibility for advertising, trade shows, web site development, and direct marketing.
Jan 2000 - Jan 2003
Simmons & Company International
Boutique investment bank specializing in energy industry. M&A transaction sizes range from $20M to >$1B. · Executed six sell-side engagements, five buy-side engagements and one public offering.
Jan 1999 - Jan 2000
Cooper Industries is a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing company with revenues of $5B. The position encompassed M&A and strategic planning functions. At the time, Cooper closed approximately one acquisition per month, ranging from $20M to $500M. · Executed six transactions that closed on schedule. · Spearheaded miscellaneous projects such as evaluation of e-commerce opportunities.
Jan 1995 - Jan 1998
Cooper Lighting (division of Cooper Industries)
. Managed market-leading Halo downlighting product line and led aggressive new product development program. . Supervised a team of eight product design engineers. · Designed optics of the highly successful Portfolio product line. · Led cost reduction initiatives saving millions of dollars annually. · Conceived innovative product designs leading to five patents.
Jun 1989 - Feb 1994
Director of Lighting Engineering
Edison Price Lighting
Manufacturer of specification grade lighting fixtures. Led product development teams and introduced new products that ultimately became core product families for the company.