Michael De Vita

Michael De Vita

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present

Consultant

DLC

DLC helps companies transform ideas into action, one project at a time. Our performance led the Los Angeles Business Journal to rank us the #1 Fastest Growing Privately Held Company in our market. DLC knows our continuing success depends on how well we perform for our clients.

ASSIGNMENTS

$2.5+ Billion Education Content Distributor2007-2008

Director of Finance

§Led planning and performance analysis process for $2.5 billion education content distributor, including 8

        business units

§Produced comprehensive financial reporting for distribution to executive management, the Board of

        Directors, shareholders, and other stakeholders

§Presented monthly analysis of business performance to executive committee (CEO, CFO, BG Presidents,

        et al)

§Reduced financial reporting volume by > 20% while adding value by restructuring reporting content

§Led financial analysis (DCF, etc.) of several multi-million dollar investment projects

§Re-engineered an Investment Projects Policy including guidelines for scope, qualitative rationale,

        quantitative analysis (e.g. DCF, etc), approval levels, and post-investment review

§Led effort to implement Lawson project accounting for the corporate entity, working with the Financial

        Systems and Accounting functions

$11 billion, leading food manufacturer2006-2007

Director

§Transitioned financial operations of $500M of $2B meats business sold to Smithfield Foods, Inc.

§Led forecast of $300M Deli business for Amour Eckrich, LLC working with SVP of Deli business

§Responsible for financial management of ~$350M in business (Foodservice, Retail, & Int’l) sold to

        Butterball LLC

§Led effort to create a customer and product hierarchy in SAP as part of Butterball SAP conversion

Jul 2005 - Dec 2005

Sr. Mgr. Financial Planning & Analysis

ACCO Brands

$2 billion, office/consumer products leader, went public Aug. 2005.Office products #2 player worldwide.

Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Reporting to the VP of Finance, responsible for all aspects of financial planning and management reporting for the Office Products Group, including U.S. and international locations.

·Led integration of management reporting and planning of a $700M acquired company

·Served as Finance PMO (Project Management Office) for the acquisition, monitoring the progress of all aspects of the integration work plan ”pre-day 1”

·Re-engineered the management reporting process including standardization of performance analysis and the reporting package.Also provided additional detail for first-ever public disclosures.

·Led first-ever effort to incorporate non-U.S. regions, including over 15 countries and $200M in revenue, in comprehensive, worldwide management reporting and planning

Feb 2004 - Jun 2005

Manager, Planning & Analysis

InteliStaf Healthcare

$500 million healthcare staffing company.Largest privately held healthcare staffing company.Among the top 3 in market share in both major industry segments.

Manager, Planning & Analysis

Responsible for establishing a bona-fide financial planning and analysis function, including hiring and developing staff and processes to support ambitious company growth objectives.

·Established the company’s first ever quarterly rolling forecast(s) in 2004

·Led the 2005 budget while redesigning the process, leveraging Hyperion platform

·Created standing analyses to determine branch viability; closed 15 underperforming branches

·Analyzed gross margins and discovered >$200k in billable hours and ~$500k in misstated costs

Dec 1993 - Dec 2003

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Philips

$35 billion, worldwide electronics giant; Europe’s largest electronics company and 10th in Fortune’s list of global electronics companies

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Group Lighting Electronics (1998 – 2003)

$1 billion group of electronic lighting gear operations, composed of five business units.Reporting to the CFO, leader of the financial and strategic planning processes.Responsible for analysis of business performance, and managing high-profile business group initiatives

·Performed valuation for a $60 million acquisition, as well as financial analyses (NPV, IRR, etc.) for several multi-million dollar acquisition targets, including the design and use of valuation/simulation models.

·Spearheaded +$500k due diligence efforts (financial, HR, and legal) with internal and 3rd parties.

·Negotiated and managed $6MM post-acquisition intangible asset valuation with internal and 3rd parties.

·Led annual budget process and quarterly forecasting for the business group including 5 business units.

·Analyzed monthly financial performance of 5 business units, including the impact of >12 currencies

·Co-authored the 4-year strategic plan for $1 billion worldwide business group.

·Authored monthly summary and presentation of business group performance to Product Division senior management and internal Board of Directors.

·Chosen to lead geographical analysis for a shared service center for $6 billion U.S. Operations.

·Implemented and co-designed first balanced scorecard throughout the business group.

·Designed an automated management reporting mechanism reducing cycle time by 67% to 1 day.

Advance Transformer Company, Division of Philips, Rosemont, IL (1993-1998)

The #1 ballast maker in N. America.Part of the Business Unit N. America, and the largest operating division of the Business Group Lighting Electronics with sales exceeding $500 million

Senior Internal Auditor

Reporting to CFO/V.P.Responsible for the design and execution of audit programs, communication of results to executive management, and leading cross-functional teams

·Launched a contemporary audit (i.e. consulting) function focusing on operational process efficiencies.

·Led effort to establish first audit committee.

·Led final accounting close for a merged Philips’ subsidiary with sales of $100 million.

Internal Consultant (1994-1995)

Financial leader of a multi-functional Special Task Force assembled to evaluate a major product reliability issue.

·Led the preparation of a comprehensive analysis of product line profitability, with $50 million financial statement impact, and presented results to top management of a $6 billion Philips PD.

·Led team of as many as 8 direct reports, consultants and employees.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science

http://illinois.edu/

The University of Illinois - Urbana had the #1 ranked Accounting program in the United States by U.S. News and World Report during my studies there.

Masters of Management

http://kellogg.northwestern.edu/

The Kellogg School of Management is consistently ranked among the top five business schools in the United States according to Business Week.

Objective

I am looking for opportunities to drive the strategic direction of a business.  Given my background, a suitable opportunity may manifest itself in a finance leadership role (e.g. Director level and above), with a general management component, or a long-term progression toward general management.

Summary

Business executive with progressive experience in strategic finance. A quick study with an accomplished acumen and ability to integrate results from diverse business units. International experience with executive management presentation skills. Well-versed in financial/strategic planning, financial analysis, project management and M&A, with a mid/long-term focus on general management.

Custom

TELCOM 21, Inc Acted as CFO for seed stage telecom hardware start-up. Named Grand Champion of the 2001 Prairie Fire business plan competition, among over 600 entrants, winning $175,000, Co-authored business plan, extensively involved in funding effort.

Skills

Skills

Management Reporting

Performance Analysis

Project Management

Strategic/Financial Planning

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Management Accountant

Institute of Management Accountants

Certified Public Accountant

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants