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Seeking a financial executive postion


Senior-level financial executive who created accounting and treasury functions at two successful, high-growth Internet start-ups. “Big 4” CPA combining unique blend of experience at publicly-held and venture-backed companies. Skilled relationship builder with drive and dedication to “make it happen.”

Work experience

Jul 2008Jan 2009

Chief Financial Officer


·Created controlled process for daily ACH transactions and identified $1 million cash error.

·Implemented SAP Business One general ledger system.

·Identified staffing needs and hired team to support rapidly growing business.

Apr 2007Jul 2008

VP, Finance & Group Controller

Kapow Technologies Inc.

·Transitioned from UK to US holding company and closed $13 million Series C round.

·Established consolidated reporting process and completed 3 annual audits within 10 months.

·Developed worldwide revenue reporting guidelines to conform to SOP 97-2.

Sep 2004May 2006

VP, Finance and Administration

Kayak Software Corportation

·Collaborated with CEO, investors and legal counsel on Series B funding of $10 million.

·Analyzed and reported operating results to senior management and board of directors.

·Developed and updated the financial budgeting model.

·Established accounting and treasury functions to support 20% average monthly growth rate.

·Managed banking and audit relationships.

Jun 2000May 2004

Corporate Controller

  • Established Finance function, implemented Oracle Financials and assembled 16 member team that supported company’s rapid growth to annual revenues exceeding $100 million in 3 years.
  • Developed and managed banking relationships to support business initiatives.
  • Negotiated agreement that increased corporate credit card rebate by $1 million.
  • Implemented procedures that reduced chargeback rate from 5% to less than 10 basis points.
  • Obtained 50% reduction in credit card fees and release of collateral.
Jul 1985Apr 2000


Accounting and financial reporting:

  •  Designed and implemented accounting and reporting system for Internet broker subsidiary. 
  •  Coordinated monthly closing and managed analysis and reporting of business unit financials. 
  •  Prepared and issued audited financial statements for pension and benefit plans.
  •  Instituted accounting policies and formalized monthly financial analysis process.

Financial systems implementation and change management:

  •  Determined objectives and strategies for Controller's department as member of strategic planning team.
  • Implemented general ledger system and established comprehensive chart of accounts.
  • Established and managed PC support department for the Controller's Organization.
  • Developed plan to re-engineer the Payroll and Human Resources Departments; consolidated Payroll of two subsidiaries into one unit, increasing departmental efficiency.
  • Project leader on installation of payroll and fixed assets systems.

      Personnel development:

  • Implemented and directed an ongoing training program for 160 employees.
  • Staffed, trained and conducted performance evaluations for the corporate accounting department.


Bachelor of Science

Villanova University

Master in Business Administration


Certified Public Accountant