Summary

Financial executive with broad experience in accounting, financial management and HR. Additional experience in operations and sales. Have been in scrap metal recycling, solid waste and recycling hauling as well as manufacturing and Consulting.

Heavy involvement in Turnaround Management having led companies to higher margins while reducing overhead

Work History

Work History
Nov 2005 - Sep 2009

Chief Financial Officer

UNITED SCRAP METAL

$150 Million Family-owned scrap metal recycler. Served the Ferrous and non-Ferrous markets. Reported to the CEO. Directly responsible for the accounting, audit, banking, insurance, human resources, and information systems. Lead Team member in the selection process for industry software. Managed the installation, migration, implementation and user training. Resulted in improved information flow and improvements in internal controls. Involvement in the selection process of new banking relation. Member of team for the presentation of information to banks, negotiation of rates and contracts. Elected Finance Chair for a group of 30 companies in an insurance captive. Involved in the decision process to select additional coverage as well as reviewing reserves and distributing of funds. Team member participating in drafting and presenting a Confidential Information Memorandum to potential buyers. Work closely with their professional advisors in the due diligence process. Identified areas requiring process improvement, instilling margin controls over the Sales Organization. Implemented annual budget and review process.

Nov 2004 - Nov 2005

Financial Consultant

JEFFERSON WELLS INT'L

Delivers professional services in the areas of accounting, finance, tax, internal audit, and risk management Forensic Auditing: performed analysis on acquisition. Internal Controls. Reviewed, tested and implemented internal controls. Financial Analysis. Involved in determining cost and pricing for product lines.

Jan 2001 - Sep 2004

Controller

Florida Recycling

Developed a weekly and monthly review package for non-financial types. Enabled manager's to identify areas requiring improvements. Lead Team Member in the installation of a fully integrated billing, Customer Service, routing and dispatch system. Managed the migration from the previous system and training of users. Resulted in improved information flow Prepared and coordinated the annual operating plan for 7 market segments. Team member working with buyers in the due diligence process. Work closely with buyers and their professional advisors.

Jan 1998 - Jan 2001

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

United Armored Service

Provider of Armored Services for a privately held organization generating revenues of $20million/year. Managed accounting, finance and MIS. * Negotiated reduced interest rates by restructuring debt at existing lenders or seeking new financing. * Team member in developing procedures and controls to substantially reduce loss of customer packages * Directed company from cash deficit to cash surplus through developing detailed cash forecasting process. * Improved information flow dachi * Organized/prepared operating division for divestiture. Evaluated and found buyer resulting in allowing management to focus on core business

Jan 1989 - Jan 1998

CORPORATE CONTROLLER/CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Draw Enterprises

Company provided Recycling and Waste hauling services with revenues totaling $75 million. Directed Accounting, MIS, and HR Operations and Sales functions. * Reduced monthly closing schedule from 12 business days to 7 business days. * Instituted policies and procedures improving internal controls * Prepared annual budgets, monthly forecasting and analysis of operations * Team member in identifying new market enabling company revenue growth of $3,000,000. * Established a credit and collections policy resulting in faster collections(reducing DSO from 62 to 38) and      

  reducing Bad Debt write-off by 1%.

Jan 1989 - Jan 1998

Corporate Controller/Chief Operations Strategist

DRAW ENTERPRISES

Company provided Recycling and Waste hauling services with revenues totaling $75 million. Directed Accounting, MIS, Operations and Sales functions. Reduced monthly closing schedule from 12 business days to 7 business days. Instituted policies and procedures improving internal controls Prepared annual budgets, monthly forecasting and analysis of operations Team member in identifying new market enabling company revenue growth of $3,000,000.

Jan 1985 - Jan 1989

Division Controller

ESCAST/FANSTEEL INC

$42 million manufacturer of investment castings. Managed Accounting, Budgeting and MIS. Prepared annual strategic plans, budgets and cost proposals. Responsible for the conversion of payroll system from ADP to in-house developed system Team leader in the researching and implementation of system conversion(Real World). This provided more accurate financial statements and reduced monthly preparation of

Education

Education
1975 - 1979

MBA

DePaul University
1967 - 1971

BBA

Western Illinois University

References

References

Robert Bacarella

Al Sykes