Approachable executive who revitalizes and expands business through “take charge” leadership, sizing up situations and determining course of action to meet challenges head on. Inspired leader with proven ability to unite organizations, cultivating a collaborative and trusting culture to increase productivity and morale. Drive achievement of current profit plan while maintaining strategic vision. Core competencies:
Financial Leadership: Repeatedly increase profits through fiscal responsibility, establishing sound financial practices to reduce debt, control expenses, and restore credibility with Boards of Directors and lenders.
-Generated profits of $15.7 million to $21.1 million throughout 6-year tenure leading a $700 million business, administrating expense budgets of up to $60 million.
-Increased EBITDA $13 million and reduced debt $340 million in 1 year through cost reductions, long-term lease rate increases, and debt restructuring.
Strategic Growth: Documented results in expanding into new markets and penetrating existing territories, building partnerships to access decision makers and employing benefits-driven messaging.
-Grew sales to $1.3 billion through acquisition of $615 million publicly held retail chain and wholesaler.
Supply Chain Innovation: Demonstrated ability to capitalize on procurement and logistic inefficiencies to maximize profits.
-Saved millions in transportation and labor costs through outsourcing relationships and introducing new purchasing policies to reduce acquisition costs.
Continuous Improvement: Verifiable track record of advancing warehousing, distribution, administration, and financial operations to enhance profits and productivity, increase controls, and improve workplace safety.
-Recruited design experts to cut warehouse space 100,000 square feet, achieving $3 million in savings.