Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2010 - Present


World Marketing, Inc.

$10 million design, manufacturing, and wholesale sportswear company.

Leads day-to-day operation of the Finance and Accounting department.  Financials; Monthly Borrowing Base; Cash Management; Letters of Credit; banking relationships; sales commissions; Factoring; interaction with local and foreign vendors.  Costing of imported goods.  ASN, EDI, A/P, A/R, Production, and Shipping departments’ oversight.

Mar 2008 - Nov 2009


Nina McLemore, Inc.

$10 million boutique designer and manufacturer for professional and executive women.

Directed all accounting activities.Brought investors reporting up to date and current.Prepared multi-state sales tax returns (36).Managed cash flow updates on a weekly basis.Monitored inventories and production discrepancies. Mentored accounting team to succeed in a dynamic work environment.

Mar 2006 - Feb 2008


The Worth Collection, LTD

$70 million nationwide design, manufacturing, and direct sales company of custom-designed luxury women’s clothing.

Led day-to-day operation of the Finance and Accounting department. Directed all aspects of accounting for five outlet stores.

  • Increased process accuracy, and exceeded financial reporting the requirements of the new major Private Equity shareholder.
  • Presided over migration and implementation from Great Plains to Axapta.
Jul 2005 - Dec 2005

Financial Director and SOX Team Leader

Interpublic Group (IPG)

$7 Billion global publishing, communication and marketing agency.

Developed business plan for Draft Montreal subsidiary.Successfully implemented Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) remediation plan.Completed multi-year financial results restatements.Prepared 2004 tax reporting of 11 companies for SEC filing.SOX Audit team leader at Draft Paris and Lowe Paris subsidiaries.

Jan 2005 - May 2005


M. London, Inc.

$20 million fast-growing handbags and fashion accessories importer and wholesaler, Roca Wear and Pepe Jeans licensee.

Directed accounting, year-end audit and tax filing, banking and cash management, employee benefits, human resources, data processing, and adjust insurance coverage to appropriate levels throughout the company’s operations.

Sep 2001 - Jan 2005


Clothiers / RIC Apparel Group

$16 million wholesale manufacturer for major retail department stores.  Company discontinued operations in 2005.

Developed comprehensive business and marketing plans with integrated metrics-based budgets for several business units.Worked with executive team to monitor achievement of cash flow targets on a weekly basis.

  • Monitored and coordinated global sourcing of fabrics and raw materials stored at factories, mills, and warehouses locally and overseas.
  • Coordinated worldwide Production operations, yield and quality control.Managed all finished goods distribution logistics. Processes include ASN, EDI, partial shipments and replenishment fulfillment tailored to meet customers’ specific needs.
  • Negotiated factoring agreement reducing the interest rate by 2 percentage points, and commission rate by 0.3 points (from 1% to .07%).
Nov 2000 - Sep 2001


Global Finance Media

Subscription-only magazine with circulation of 50,000 and offices in New York, London, and Milan.

Formalized the strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting process.  Developed and implemented the company’s Business Continuation Plan.  Completed 3 years of delayed financial closings and tax filings.  Personally established London, UK, accounting department.

  • Managed majority shareholder relationship securing $1.5 million in funding for continuing operations.
  • Secured a $600,000 continuing line of credit.  Negotiated with printing house & vendors reducing costs by 10%.
Jan 1999 - Nov 2000


Worldwide Weather Trading Company

Startup company and a pioneer in the weather derivatives industry. Company ceased operations in 2000.

Directed the creation of the 5-year business plan to secure $200 million in bonds and to achieve an S&P rating.

1993 - 1998

Controller / Assistant Vice President

S G Energie (USA) Corp.

U.S. subsidiary of Société Générale, a leading French bank, trading petroleum and related commodities.

Developed policies and procedures for accurate accounting using MAS 90.  Designed systems and controls to improve reporting accuracy.  Met risk and regulatory requirements.  Improved profitability and productivity by building strong teams.

1987 - 1991

Senior Auditor

Stephen M Brown, CPA

Yellow Book Audit for municipalities, and Audits for Not-For-Profit organizations.

1980 - 1984

Cost Accounting Manager

Arabian Polyfab

international building contractor with over 30 global suppliers, and 2,400 employees.