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2004Present

Managing Director

The Hackett Group, Inc.

Directly responsible for growing the Benchmarking and Consulting Practices in Europe from $4 million to $30 million in 30 months and staff from 15 to 50 consulting professionals.Lived in London for 30months from May 2006 to December 2008.

20002004

Managing Director & Vice President Consumer & Industrial, High Tech

Accountable for successfully developing and implementing a strategic plan to build a $80 million Latin America consulting practice in FY ’00.Responsible for building a team of world class consulting professionals to deliver a full product suite of consulting services in the region.Successfully integrated the US and Latin America consulting organizations into one business model.Producedfour straight years of $10M-$18M revenue contribution.

19982000

Senior Manager

Responsible for managing the Latin America Finance consulting practice.Developed and implemented a strategic plan for this practice in the region.First year practice revenue $10.5M versus plan of $7.4M.Promoted to Partner in June of 1999.

19931998

Senior Manager/Senior Consultant

Responsible for managing international and domestic teams of consultants and clients involved in re-engineering, process improvement, and implementation of enterprise wide opportunities increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance function/processes.Designed and implemented a corporate shared service center that consolidated 3 accounts payable, payroll and accounts receivable departments into one physical location with common management personnel for a $4 billion consumer products company.Developed and implemented a performance measurement system for the CFO of a large consumer products company.

19921993

Senior Financial Analyst

Accountable for business analysis, reporting, forecasting, and budgeting to corporate headquarters. In addition, managed the corporate capital budgeting process for $300M investment portfolio.Designed and implemented a Wide Area Network for the domestic financial analysis operations of a $3B Fortune 500 manufacturing company.The benefits of this effort were to electronically link a staff of 30 senior financial analysts into one common communications platform (Novell network). The effort included managing and working closely with outside consulting firms.

19911991

Manager - Process Improvement Team

Managed business-wide team of cross-functional professionals involved in the first re-engineering initiative of customer-focused business processes.Personally developed facilitation guidelines, problem-solving and decision-making methodology for the effort.In addition, led the effort to reduce the cycle time of product shipment from national distribution center by 50%.

19891990

Financial Analyst - Marketing Price Analysis

Responsible for the analysis and recommendations of commercial product pricing strategies for product lines totalling $700M in sales.Developed all decision support and reporting requirements for these activities.The benefits of this work were the development of the ability to provide product line & sub-product line price analysis.This work enabled marketing management to strategically select and apply new pricing strategies to permanently increase revenue by 3% a year or $21M annually for two consecutive years.

19871989

Financial Analyst - Headquarters Puerto Rico Operations

Directly responsible for forecasting and reporting monthly operating results for 10 P.R. manufacturing facilities ($268M sales, 2,260 employees); complied and analyzed monthly operating statements; calculated variable cost productivity; analysed sales and expenses; tracked investment and productivity programs; maintained headcount measurements; provided key financial support to Puerto Rico and United States headquarters operations management.

19831987

Financial Analyst - Color Television Operations

Zenith Electronics Corporation

Successfully completed assignments in four progressively challenging positions at four Mexican manufacturing facilities (largest $100M internal sales, 4,500 employees); performed monthly forecasting and analysis, annual budgeting, as well as expense control.Complete financial controllership responsibility for corporate quality control for the division.

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Summary

For the last 17 years, I have been performing management consulting assignments that primarily focus on improving the Finance function at some of the largest multinational companies in the world.Included in this body of work are such firms as JC Penney, Michelin Tires, and Aviva Insurance.In short, this experience has given me a unique perspective on how the Finance function operates and can apply better practices to improve their service delivery within a company.

Whether my assignments have been to recommend a new service delivery strategy involving worldwide or corporate reorganizations or to improve the forecasting, budgeting and close processes or simply to reduce accounts payable labor efforts, I have learned each company is different and requires a custom roadmap to solve their problems as a whole.

The development of a collaborative team effort to run and improve a Finance function has been the key to my success.Therefore, I enjoy working with and leading teams of professionals to solve business problems. When focused on solving a particular problem, I like to lead a team through the change process until actual results are achieved. I am tenacious at gaining management "buy in" for improvement opportunities identified and do not lose focus of the expected results.

My specialty is analyzing a process, organization, or technology problem, identifying the benefits that multiple solutions can address, developing an implementation plan, followed by implementing that plan to achieve measureable results.Additionally, my knowledge of best practices within the Finance function is second to none and add a level of quality and thoroughness that have made me successful in the international marketplace.

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