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20062008

Vice President of Operations, Public Safety, Security and Industrial Systems Group

SYS Technologies

SYS Technologies (AMEX: SYS) is a leading provider of information connectivity solutions that capture, analyze and present real-time information to the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies and large industrial companies. Founded in 1966, SYS Technologies is headquartered in San Diego and has principal offices in California, Virginia and Maryland.

19982006

President & COO, L-3 Advanced Products & Design Division

L-3 Communications and Titan Corporation

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, L-3 Communications Titan Group is a leading provider of C4ISR, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Enterprise IT and Aerospace services and solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community and other federal civilian government agencies. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) completed its acquisition of The Titan Corporation (NYSE: TTN) on July 29, 2005.

President & COO, Titan, Advanced Products & Design Division (1998 to 2005)

19961998

Chief Financial Officer

VisiCom Laboratories, Inc.

VisiCom Laboratories, Inc. a real-time, open-architecture hardware, software and systems engineering firm. Core technologies included NTDS, video, imaging, graphics & audio hardware and real-time software development tools for both commercial and government customers.

19951996

Chief Financial Officer / Co-Founder

IAC

IAC was an entrepreneurial company specializing in the design and development of e-commerce and internet enabled marketing solutions. Created websites for Jenny Craig International and Cobra Golf.

19861995

Chief Financial Officer

Alsys, Inc.

Alsys, Inc. was a software development company created to support initial work on the Ada programming language. In July 1995, Alsys merged to become Thomson Software Products (TSP), which merged into Aonix in 1996.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

San Diego State University

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Biography

Recent Employers

Security Clearance

Expertise

  • Debt & Equity Management
  • Cash Management and Optimization
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting (Shareholder and SEC)
  • Performance and Profit Improvement
  • Internal Controls & SOX Compliance
  • Startup-Up Ventures, Turnarounds & Expansions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Placements
  • Strategic Alliances
  • U.S. & International Markets 

Testimonials

This is what Ben Goodwin, President of the Public Safety, Security, & Industrial Systems Group of SYS Technologies says about Mike’s approach to leading organizations and achieving business results:

“Mike has consistently demonstrated that by following his mantra of ‘Do what’s right’ shareholders and employees alike have been the benefactors of good results from the tough decisions often required during turnaround situations. His charismatic leadership and ability to manage business during times of rapid change would add value to any company in need of these skills. I am pleased to add my voice to the many recommendations for this extraordinary individual who meets the highest standards expected of leaders today.”

Significant Career Achievements

  • Consistently ranked in the top 10% of all divisions for achievement of budget goals and financial metrics.
  • Consummated multiple M&A transactions.
  • Restructured company debt with a multi-million dollar revolving line of credit through an asset based lender.
  • Raised multi-million dollar private placement through a large foreign financial institution.
  • Raised multi-million dollar R&D fund through a Wall Street investment banking firm.
  • Sold top-tier venture-backed company to strategic partner.
  • Led financial operations in five foreign countries (France, UK, Sweden, Germany, & Belgium).
  • Implemented both an Oracle ERP System and Deltek Costpoint.
  • Provided executive oversight to electronic contract manufacturing subsidiary.

Summary

Seasoned executive with extensive experience building, leading, and advising companies through complex turnarounds as well as high-growth cycles.  Combines expert strategic and tactical financial expertise with strong qualifications in general management. Significant background with both hardware and software product companies, domestic and international. Instrumental in driving major change throughout a multi-location global enterprise.