Profile & ValueCorporate Strategy & Development Specialist – Characterized as a visionary, strategist and tactician. Consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, and profitability. Proficient in creating and maintaining relations with high profile companies. Heavy transaction background including startup financing, acquisitions, and sale of company.Strong orientations in operations and finance – Participate in high-level operational initiatives, including infrastructure design, process reengineering, startup / turnaround management, and reorganization. Utilizes vision, instincts, insight, judgment, and timing to succeed.Effective and accountable in executive roles – Overcome complex business challenges and make critical decisions using experience-backed judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity. Respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability.Respect and leverage human capital - motivate, mentor and lead talented professionals. Live the culture and lead by example. Direct cross-functional teams using interactive and motivational leadership.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Qualifications & Expertise

Visionary, Strategy, Execution & Leadership + Startup, Turnaround, Acquisitions +High Level P/L  Comprehension + Capitalization Strategies + Due Diligence, Deal Structuring & Negotiations + Business Development & Growth Management + Financial & Legal Transactions + Cost Analysis, Reduction & Control + Risk Management & Inventory Control + Quality & Continuous Improvement

Recently performed consulting work for American Blue Ribbon Holdings, formerly Vicom, the owners of Baker Square and Village Inn pies.Recently published an article " Are You In The Right Warehouse?" in "Refrigerated and Frozen Foods" magazine. Link to article is above, within website link.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Business & Logistics Consultant

Business & Logistics Consultant
Aug 2003 - Jan 2008


Continental Refrigerated Services LLC

$22M Revenue, 550,000 sq ft Refrigerated Public Warehouse 

Primary force behind raising capital and successfully managing a startup. Marketed and closed more than $22M annually, in new sales both form warehousing and transportation services. Engineered business and system processes, designed marketing plan, installed and mentored management team. Instilled financial and operational discipline. Accomplished profitable sales lease back transaction of building for $64M.

Management & Leadership Successes and Achievements

●Developed and administered operating budgets and controlling all expenditures, as well as sales and marketing strategies.

●Negotiated a new five year teamster union contract. Over 100 associates.

●Created new sales and maintained relationships with high profile companies, such as Wal-mart, Campbell’s, Sysco, Kings Hawaiian Bread Co. Total customer base attained within first year averaged at 18 new customers, $22M annual revenue.

Sep 2000 - Nov 2004

Regional Vice President

CS Integrated LLC



President/Chief Operating Officer

Continental Freezers of Illinois

Supervised the activities of more than 150 staff while managing finances, profit-loss, union negotiations, sales and marketing, and overall operations.Administered multiple direct reports, including the vice presidents of sales, marketing, engineering, customer service, and transportation, as well as the CFO and CIO.

1995 - 1997

Senior Vice President

Continental Freezers of Illinois
1989 - 1995

Chief Financial Officer

Continental Freezers of Illinois
1987 - 1989

Assistant Corporate Controller

Globe Industries Inc.
1984 - 1987

Senior Auditor

Arthur Andersen & Co.


1979 - 1982

Bachelors Business Administration

Loyola University of Chicago