Joe is a multi-disciplinary executive with a progressive career in strategy, finance, marketing, sales management, and currently supply chain/operations. Joe’s multi-disciplinary background provides him with a unique vantage point to lead an organization and also creates a foundation in which to develop future leaders. A constant throughout his career has been a passion for serving others, developing future leaders, and leading high performing teams.Joe has a history of delivering results and creating a collaborative environment. Joe’s scorecard for success is based upon an integrated view of service to his family, community, and employer.
Jul 2007 - Present
Director of Supply Chain/Operations
Lead the supply chain and operations for the $4.5 billion crop inputs division (WinField Solutions) of Land O'Lakes. The focus of the role has been to continue to transform the supply chain to more of a demand driven supply chain as the division has grown by over $1 billion the last five years.
Key Focus Areas:o Collapsing the supply chain with key customers of the futureo Partnering with large suppliers to take costs out of the supply chaino Network optimization project to reduce the number of warehouses from 100o Developing service level commitments with customer and suppliers
Jul 2000 - Jul 2007
Director of Finance
Provided leadership of finance, customer service, product lines and operations for the $1 billion (sales) seed division of Land O'Lakes, Inc. Led the finance/administration as we grew from $100 million in sales to over $1 billionKey Accomplishments:o Streamlined Monsanto supply chaino Consolidated Research Seeds, Inc. into Land O'Lakes Seedo Increased turf margins 92% and forage margins 37% from 2005 to 2006o Lead a high-performance finance and administration teamo Focused on business performance by:o Streamlining supply chaino Accurate and timely invoicing to customers.o Accurate, timely, and relevant financial reporting.o Reported record pre-tax earnings for 2006 of $37.4 million, up from $6 million in 2002o Reduced invested capital from $164 million in 2001 to $19 million in 2006
Oct 1998 - Jul 2000
Acquisitionso Completed analysis for potential acquisitions in Ag Services divisiono Created Shared Service Team in Memphis, TNo Enhanced alliances with Agriliance Southo Reduced staff by 50%.o Improved invoicing accuracy and processes resulting in streamlined transactions between LOL and Agriliance SouthCountrymark Transactiono Completed acquisition of Countrymark ($1 billion in sales) for Land O'Lakes, Inc.o Transitioned finance responsibilities from Fishers, Indiana to various Land O’Lakes, Inc. locations.
May 1995 - May 1997
Jun 1992 - May 1995
May 1997 - Oct 1988
Assistant Corporate Controller
o Countrymark Cooperative, Inc. was a $2 billion agricultural companyo Improved internal controls through balance sheet reconciliation process.o Developed monthly division reporting summaries.
Doctor of Education Candidate (ABD), Organizational Leadership Washington, DC Present
Bachelor of Science, Accounting/Finance Indianapolis, IN May 1992
MBA, Strategy and Finance Minneapolis, MN Aug 2004 - May 2006
Board of Directors, Youthprise
President of the Board, SAVE • Lead the Board of Directors as we continue to increase our impact by SAV’ing lives. We SAVE lives by our work to prevent suicide and through our service to those touched by suicide