John Rose

Work History

Work History

Jul 1996 - Feb 2008

CEO and CFO

Road Max, Inc.

Entrepreneurial Experience/ Start-up/ Turnaround Management:Over the last twelve years, I have utilized my financial expertise gained within public accounting and a major corporation to combine two businesses and operate as a single entity in a highly competitive environment.As CEO and CFO, responsible for operations, sales, and finance.

Mar 1982 - Jun 1996

Director

W.W.Grainger, Inc.

Fortune 500 Executive and Financial Director:Over fifteen years, held progressively responsible positions in both corporate accounting and the GRAINGER$3 billion distribution group financial function.Responsible for developing company accounting policy and procedures, managing shared financial services, financial analysis, group accounting and reporting, budgeting, financial systems, financial start up of Puerto Rico and Mexican branches, and identification and correction of business practices for under performing acquired businesses

Jun 1973 - Mar 1982

Audit Manager

Coopers and Lybrand

Big Eight Audit and Management Experience:Over five years, four successive promotions before reaching Audit Manager, while participating and directing the audit of clients in manufacturing, oil and gas, college and universities, and retail.Three years of audit manager experience with a diverse client base.Chosen to participate in local client development, national training and quality review programs.

Education

Education
Aug 1971 - Jun 1973

Bachelors of Science

Graduated with High Honors

Interest

Exercise, cooking and faimly acitivities

Summary

Increasingly responsible financial and operating leadership positions with broad experience in distribution and transportation.Excellent technical skills in GAAP, SEC and IRS reporting requirements.Effective in directing the activities of small and large organizations.Focused on process improvements while maintaining an effective system of internal control.

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 1977 - Present

Certified Public Accountant

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