- Chicago US-IL
- [email protected]
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.
$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.
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.