- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Turnaround Management
- Supply Chain
- Management Consulting
- General Management
- Business Development
Division Finance Leader - Chief Financial Officer - VP / General Manager
Seeking a senior leadership position with an ambitious growth company where I can leverage my financial and operating skills to build a scalable flexible organization noted for high customer satisfaction, employee pride, and shareholder enthusiasm.
CFO with business transformation DNA. In 10 years completed 3 turnarounds, a public company offering, & a company sale.
SkyCaddie - Completed turnaround & repositioned company for sale. Setup China sourcing office & international subsidiaries.
Microtek Medical - Integrated manufacturing operations & improved company's value. Facilitated sale of company to a strategic buyer for $270 million.
Thomas Trains - Led turnaround, improved earnings quality, & closed the NASDAQ after a successful equity offering.
Ernst & Young - Led a major turnaround engagement at a leading F-500 client.
Brinks - Part of team that turned around Brinks' $1.8 billion transportation & logistics business unit.
20 years P&L leadership roles with F-500 organizations, E&Y, and middle market companies:
Brinks - 11+ year career. Financial leader at 110 branch $1B business unit; led margin improvement program generating $17M annually. Acquired & integrated international operations.Led P&Ls at SkyCaddie, Microtek Medical, & Thomas Trains.
Avid Outdoorsman, Skiing, Sailing, Running, Golf, Boy Scouts, Mentoring, Travel, & Investments
NASDAQ Company, leading Intermodal & Logistics Company with revenues in excess of $1.5 Billion.
Managing Director Europe GmbH – Hamburg Germany
Full P&L leadership of European Operation – program management of turnaround & expansion initiatives.
Vice President / Consultant – Corporate Strategy & Development
Chairman/CEO’s Office - Manage corporate strategy & development, program management of turnaround, financial, & strategic initiatives.
·Completed restructuring of $130 million debt portfolio.
·Realigned Operating Model; led order-to-cash optimization; facilitated field & back-office reengineering.
Microtek Medical: The NASDAQ Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of surgical drapes, surgical and infection control devices.
Instrumental in structuring a deal to sell company for $270 million.Recruited as part of a succession plan.Corporate financial leader with responsibility for growing the company via acquisition.Completed two acquisitions all were creatively financed through earn-outs or other opportunistic structures, and were immediately accretive to earnings.Drove plant controller, banking, SEC and audit activities. Improved business model by integrating and streamlining European and Dominican Republic manufacturing operations.
Action Products: The NASDAQ Company is a leading specialty educational toy manufacturer and distributor. Brands incuded "Thomas Trains" & "Jay-Jay the Jet Plane."
Turned-around and recapitalized entity. Led the company to its first profit in 5 years; Recapitalized the company through a warrant offering; Acquired and integrated an award winning children’s furniture company; Negotiated a new ABL credit facility under more favorable terms; Enhanced cash flows by spearheading collections, supplier, quality and customer service initiatives; Partnered with the CEO to lead the company to record sales by launching over 30 new product offerings.
Service line director in a 100+ consultant – management consulting practice specializing in financial, operations, and supply chain management. Responsible for sales and management of senior consulting and logistics professionals. Launched a business process outsourcing go-to-market strategy. Client projects included validating business models, customer segmentation, rightsizing infrastructure, improving working capital management, strategic sourcing, and supply chain technology; 3PL, outsourcing/off-shoring, negotiating and implementing restructuring plans.
Managed and sold financial and operational consulting projects to Fortune 500 Companies.Client projects included strategy development, M&A, SEC/Registration advisory; FORM-D/PPM development & management, restructuring, post merger integration, systems integration, product rationalization, procurement, distribution, transportation and outsourcing. Nominated for Partner, practice sold to Cap Gemini.
The Brinks Company is a $4+ Billion Worldwide Mining (Pittston Minerals), Transportation (BAX Global) & Security Services (Brinks Armored & Home Security) Conglomerate.
Group Controller/Operations Director(1991 to 1997)
BAX Global, Irvine, CA & Atlanta, GA.A $1.9 billion worldwide cargo and logistics division of The Brinks Company. Reported to Business Unit President; responsible for business development and general management functions for the unit’s third party logistics operation.Role also included financial and administrative activities pertaining to the international freight forwarding, brokerage, and third party logistics unit with operations in Europe, United States, and Asia. Left company to complete MBA at USC.
Corporate Internal Audit Manager(1986 to 1990)
Brinks Corporate, Stamford, CT & Irvine, CA.Global manager of operational and financial audits for the Parent Company.Managed additional assignments for the Corporate Executive Vice President & Audit Committee. Including assisting with: filing an S-4 for the Brinks and BAX Global Group tracking stocks;the design and launch of a foreign currency hedging and inter-company netting program to reduce the companies FX exposure; capital lease funding, and back-office off-shoring programs.
"John joined SkyCaddie at a very difficult time. The company had a major embezzlement and had been experiencing very acute problems. In addition the company needed to transition from the 'throw it together' start up phase to a more process oriented organization. John brought elements of process and internal controls to finance, accounting, and procurement that were sorely lacking. His leadership brought confidence back to teams that had been greatly demoralized. John's acumen resulted in the company accumulating cash reserves and opening up favorable credit facilities in the recent tight credit markets. In turn, this allowed my organization to change our mode of manufacturing from use of 'PO financing' intermediaries to engaging in direct relationships with manufacturers. This has resulted in significant cost savings and great improvements in overall supply chain efficiency. I would be happy to partner with John in any future opportunities.”