Summary

High energy, laser focused leader in domestic and international private and public companies.

Quick to identify business drivers, design plans and actions to maximize performance in hyper growth, turnaround and restructuring, and acquisition environments.

Clear and concise communicator leading and mobilizing the management team to understand and deliver corporate objectives.

Industry experience in business services, outsourcing, transaction processing, technology enabled, financial services, technology and manufacturing.

Led and contributed to four successful exits for private equity investors generatingalmost $2B cash returns for Welsh Carson Andersen & Stowe, TPG, ABS Capital Partners, JMI Equity and WP/Ranieri Partners.

Executed 2 IPOs, 2 secondary offerings, private equity placement, multiple public and private debt financing, numerous private and public mergers and acquisitions and 4 mandated business sales, approaching $5B in transaction value.

Negotiated and structured supply, software licensing, outsourcing and key customer agreements to drive explosive growth.

Maximized cash management techniques and tax strategies leading to lower borrowing requirements, lower related financing cost and reduced global tax payments.

Served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of Audit Committee and Board Financial Expert.

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

CEO

Sands Point Associates, LLC

Consulting and advisory business focused on providing expertise and advisory services to clients.

·Provided acquisition advisory services for $200M SAAS acquisition.

·Advised PE portfolio company on cost reduction and restructuring plan, assisted in re-negotiation of financial covenants and positioned division for sale.

·Identified acquisition targets, negotiated terms and introduced financing parties for buyers and sellers.

2011 - 2011

Chief Executive Officer

FA Holdings, Inc.

Holding company for First Allied Securities, Inc. Recruited by private equity investor, WP Global Partners, to parachute into and manage operating company for niche introducing independent broker-dealer generating revenues $250 million, employing 280 and 80 contracted offshore personnel. Business provides front and back office services and support and product for distribution through 1,000 independent financial advisers. Advisers generating industry leading 'revenues per adviser". Business also included $1.0 billion asset management division and 401-K administration and record keeping business. Led separation process from parent company while managing business for growth and cash flow. Managed P&L, refined messaging and branding, established performance based compensation plans, led debt and equity financings, managed executive direct reports, communicated separation strategy with product providers, other key vendors and financial advisers. Assisted in the recruiting process of new financial advisers. Business sold to unaffiliated third-party ending role.

2010 - 2010

Chief Financial Officer

Partsearch Technologies, Inc.

Privately-held $100 million leading ecommerce platform for replacement parts and accessories to major retailers, service warranty administrations and consumers (B2B and B2C). Online catalog of 11 million parts leveraging a virtual supply chain network where suppliers fulfilled customer orders, including picking, packing and shipping. Ranked 286 of Internet Retailers "Top 500". Purchased by largest retail customer. Strategic partner to CEO managing HR, administration, financial, treasury and 100 person call center focusing on maturing and improving processes to enhance scale, reporting and internal controls mitigating flaws, weaknesses and dysfunctions. Identified and managed major issue with largest customer which led to the sale of the business.

2008 - 2009

Chief Executive Officer

HCL Expense Management Services (subsdiary of HCL Technologies Ltd.)
Continued as CEO following sale of Control Point Solutions to HCL Technologies, Ltd. of Noida, India $2 billion global IT and BPO company Led integration into HCL North American business group and international entities including US sales team, HR, finance and offshore support Business leader closing new business and strategic partnerships
2005 - 2008

CEO

Control Point Solutions, Inc. (Private)
ABS Capital Portfolio Company Promoted to CEO from CFO to replace founders Integrated merger of industry leaders Effected cultural change while designing revised strategy and restructured operating plan Stabilized and improved customers relationship growing major accounts revenues by more than 50% Stablized technology based service platform and drove technology roadmap and development plan financed by internal cash flow Drove offshoring of operating functions and software development Chaired board meeting Led strategic sale and investor exit at enhanced equity valuation Managed senior lenders under prior management technical default of loan covenants Recruited VP Sales, CIO and COO to management team $50 million reveues and 350 employees
2004 - 2007

Independent Board Member

Bancroft Convertible Fund, Inc. (BCV:NYSE Amex)
Independent trustee for Amex listed $110 million Closed End Investment Fund Audit committee member and "Financial Expert" Audit Committee Chairman 2007 Manager of convertible bonds and equities Sister fund of Ellsworth Convertible Growth and Income Fund, Inc.
2004 - 2007

Independent Board Member

Ellsworth Convertible Growth and Income Fund, Inc. (ECF:NYSE Amex)
Independent trustee for Amex listed $120 million Closed End Investment Fund Audit committee member and "Financial Expert" Audit Committee Chairman 2007 Manager of convertible bonds and equities Sister fund of Bancroft Convertible Fund, Inc.
2001 - 2005

Independent Board Member

AmSouth Funds
Independent trustee for $6 billion Open End Mutual Fund Complex Audit committee member and "Financial Expert" Diversified investment manager of equity, bonds and other investment assets Oversaw cash sale of fund complex to Pioneer Investment Group in 2005
2004 - 2004

SVP - Chief Financial Officer

Conexant Systems, Inc. (CNXT:NASDAQ)
Continued in role as CFO of GlobespanVirata following public merger with Conexant Systems in 2004 creating $900 million revenue semiconductor company Merger expanded communications semiconductor products and international locations Strategic advisor to CEO Board meeting participant Relocated and integrated global finacial organization from NJ to Newport Beach, CA
2001 - 2004

EVP-CFO

GlobespanVirata, Inc. (GSPN:NASDAQ)
Continued in CFO role for GlobeSpan following public merger with Virata Corporation in 2001 Merger expanded product offering to include network processor semiconductors Strategic advisor to CEO Led merger integration driving expense synergies realizing $100 million in annual operating cost savings Managed global finance organization located over three continents Acquired and integrated 802.11 wireless semiconductor business of Intersal Corporation Investor and analyst contact Board meeting participant
1998 - 2001

CFO

GlobeSpan, Inc. (GSPN:NASDAQ)
TPG Portfolio Company - DSL Semiconductor Company Directed all financial and administrative affairs Strategic advisor to CEO Board meeting participant Investor and analyst contact Led and managed IPO, secondary and public debt deal Roadshow participant Installed infrastructure and hired personnel for financial reporting, accounting, financial planning, treasury, IT, HR and Legal including patent and intellectual property management $30 million to $350 million in revenues (100% organic growth) in three years M&A - IP, engineers and international subsidiaries Sourcing contract negotiations
1989 - 1998

EVP-CFO

The BISYS Group, Inc. (BSYS:NASDAQ)
Welsh Carson Anderson and Stowe (WCAS) Portfolio Company Outsource technology based service to financial institutions including banking platform and technolgy processing, mutual fund administration, portfolio accounting, transfer agent services, 401-K recordkeeping and life insurance brokerage, underwriting services and policy administration Strategic advisor to CEO Board meeting particpant IPO, secondary, public mergers, private acquisitions Roadshow participant Investor and analyst relations Banking relationships Financial and Legal management responsibilities M&A negotiator, closer and integrator diversifying business and revenues Led business divestiture and International expansion Dual responsibility as CFO for P&L leadership for $40 million revenues and 220 employee Insurance Services business $77 million to $385 million in revenues driven by acquisitions Promoted 3 times to EVP level
1986 - 1989

Vice President

Montchanin Management Corporation
Corporate finance and M&A advisory and merchant banking business Sourced, structured and advised middle market companies covering real estate, television and radio, wholesale distribution, vineyard and wine distribution, and manufacturing
1983 - 1986

Vice President Finance

Titan Sports Inc. NKA WWE Enterprises, Inc.
Promoted from Controller Start up company FKA World Wrestling Federation Reported to Chairman Vince McMahon Leveraged cash flow to manufacture growth capital Negotiated acquisition of and sale of Super Station TBS rights $7 to $85 million in revenues (organic) growth over three years

Education

Education

BA

Saint Michael's College