- Toronto US-ON
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Responsibilities included sales, technology development, print operations, finance, legal & administration and operations for advertising development company since inception in 2005.
Responsible for generating and executing the strategic business plan and managing the external audits / financial reporting to stakeholders under United States GAAP.
ABOUT MICRO TARGET MEDIA
Micro Target Media is an innovations company. Our founders share the belief that by continuously leveraging our intellectual capital and advanced technologies we can provide value-added solutions for our clients while building enterprise value for our shareholders.The MTM Measurement Group’s technology-enabled audience measurement and electronic data capture solutions are game-changers for marketers, advertisers, agencies & venues operating in the event marketing, experiential marketing, trade show, expositions and Out-of-Home advertising markets. Focused on the rapidly expanding alternative media market, the MTM Advertising Group brings advertisers and audiences together in unique marketing settings to deliver messages to target audience groups using our proprietary Out-of-Home advertising structures. The MTM Print Services Group provides solutions in all print media. Our global sourcing & production network competitively positions us to offer pricing that is truly unique in the marketplace. Our design, fixture & installation teams provide turnkey services as required by our clients.
Responsibilities included international financial and operational systems, as well as investor reporting. Duties included supervising all global subsidiary entity financial leaders, leading due diligence for five acquisitions ranging in size from $30 million to Euro 130 million, managing conversion to a new ERP system and integrating financial reporting systems.
ABOUT HILITE INTERNATIONAL INC.
Hilite is a global, innovative, engineering focused supplier of series production automotive components. Hilite's focus is on components and systems for automotive powertrain and engine applications.
With its hydraulic and electromagnetic products, Hilite is focused on improving fuel efficiency, increasing torque, reducing emissions and overall driving comfort.
Hilite is also a leader in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) products for the heavy duty diesel engine market. With these products, Hilite provides solutions for Euro IV and Euro V as well as US and Japanese emissions requirements.
Responsibilities during acquisition / transition included managing global systems implementation to adopt a single ERP system and managing financial reporting systems in compliance with Unites States GAAP and British Accounting Standards for operations in the United States, Germany, England, Canada, Italy and Sweden.
ABOUT GKN SINTER METALS
GKN Sinter Metals, a wholly owned subsidiary of GKN plc, is the world's leading producer of precision powder metal components. With over 7,000 employees in 30 locations on five continents, our global presence links customers with the latest advancements in powder metal technology.
Responsibilities included the planning and performance of financial and operational audits for global financial clients. Duties included multi-national entities, publicly traded entities and computer systems auditing, as well as providing effective consulting services to conglomerate clients. Worked extensively on assignments to help clients plan and execute acquisitions and ensure post-closing purchase price adjustments were proper.
I have worked side by side with Ian for the last three years and known him well for over 20 years. Ian thrives on challanging situations that require innovative solutions. Ian has a rigorous work ethic, high stamina, and would not ask a team member to do anything he was not willing to do himself. Firm but fair, Ian is a competent leader who has proven time and again the ability to earn the trust of his team. Ian's actions align with his words.
I had the pleasure of working with Ian in handling several legal matters for Micro Target Media. He is a highly regarded member of the Micro Target executive team. He easily grasped the legal issues, carefully weighed legal and business risks and benefits and made smart decisions without delay. He also showed very good negiations skills. Ian approached every issue with care and integrity. I enjoyed working with him and his colleagues at Micro Target, and helping them achieve their business objectives.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Ian for the past 15 years and working with him for the past 4 years. No matter what situation is presented to Ian he is a constant professional that combines his financial acumen, business astuteness and unwavering dedication to responsibly moving businesses forward that has made him so successful. For any business or individual that has the pleasure of working with Ian will quickly find out that his intelligence, integrity and trustworthiness will create a culture of collaboration, personal responsibility and overall business success. Ian's ability to integrate these qualities, attributes, skills and experience has made Ian a leader that I would welcome to work with and endorse to any organization.
Ian is able to see the forest while recognizing the genus of each tree. He has a clear, single-minded approach that allows him to accomplish any task set before him without getting tripped up by the ground clutter. I have known Ian for 13+ years and can fully attest to his capability, personal fortitude and integrity. Whatever the task, he will see it through to completion while maintaining the support of his colleagues.
Director - Walker School of Business Advisory Board at Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
Co-Founder & Director - James R. McKeever Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / FINANCE / TECHNOLOGY
Experienced in High Growth, Leveraged and Restructuring Environments
Internationally experienced senior executive with extensive experience and expertise in strategic and operational planning and execution for multi-national corporations. A proven track record of excellent communication and leadership through international negotiation, acquisition and merger processes, ensuring the highest business standards and compliance are established, implemented and maintained. Skilled at building infrastructure to drive future growth while analyzing, initiating, developing and implementing short and long-term strategies for the realization of objectives. An expert at designing and managing financial reporting and cash management systems.