Summary

  • 20 years of experience including over a decade in executive level positions within Accounting and Finance departments, both in public and private companies
  • Eight years with PwC in Denver, CO and London, England
  • Certified Public Accountant in Arizona
  • Completion of one year towards PhD degree in accounting
  • Masters of Science degree with a taxation emphasis
  • Bachelors of Science degree with an accounting emphasis

Work History

Work History
Nov 2011 - Present

Vice President, Finance

American Traffic Solutions, Inc; Tempe, Arizona

American Traffic Solutions, Inc., a private company, is the leading provider of traffic safety, mobility and compliance solutions for state & local governments, commercial fleets and rental car companies.

March 2013 - present        Vice President, Finance
May 2012 – March 2013   Director of Finance & Accounting
Nov 2011 – May 2012       Director of Accounting & External Reporting

Responsibilities include(d):

  • Prepare and deliver all monthly, quarterly and annual internal and external financial reporting packages 
  • As the owner of the FP&A process for the budgeting and forecasting for the entire company, implemented a cloud-based budgeting/forecasting tool that has significantly reduced the number of days to create budget/forecast versions plus provided better visibility and timeliness of numbers to all budget owners
  • Bank syndicate liaison responsible for reporting requirements, monitoring debt covenants and responding to financial related questions 
  • Established pricing team and tools for both ad-hoc and RFP margin analysis exercises including owning financial recommendations/scenarios for all state & local government RFPs and renegotiations and renewals. Process created visibility to the company’s direct vs. indirect costs associated with its services and identified opportunities for cost savings initiatives that would impact profitability
  • Finance owner/partner for special projects as they arise, such as M&A work, asset securitizations, reorganizations, etc.
  • Owned the preparation and coordination of the external annual financial audit including identifying and cleaning up all accounting issues during first year at Company where there have been no significant findings by Big 4 firm during my oversight
  • Researched and documented all technical accounting issues including interest rate swaps, impairments, leases, PTO policy, legal settlements, treasury stock, Phantom Stock plan, inducement accounting, ARO, minority interest buyout, change in inventory methods and debt modifications
  • Formally documented and established, as applicable, all company accounting policy and procedures while noting any internal control issues to Internal Control team
2008 - Nov 2011

Director of Accounting

Limelight Networks, Inc; Tempe, Arizona

Limelight Networks, a publicly traded company, is a content delivery partner enabling the next wave of Internet business and entertainment. At December 31, 2010, the Company had over 1800 customers, operated in 18 countries, and reported annual revenue of $183M. Responsibilities included:

  • Led implementation of conversion of general ledger, AP and PO modules from MAS 200 to Oracle E Business Suite 12.1
  • Led implementation efforts surrounding foreign exchange module in Oracle for foreign entities and foreign currency transactions including the change from USD to local for functional currencies - ASC 830/FAS 52
  • Responsible for monthly revaluation, translation and consolidation of subsidiaries
  • Assisted in integrating several merger/acquisitions for companies that ranged from $30K to $3M in monthly revenues - ASC 805/FAS 141R
  • Assisted in implementing controls and processes for a successful initial 404 audit
  • Assisted in establishing procedures/policies for calculating accounts receivable reserves
  • Researched and documented revenue recognition issues including multiple element and reseller agreements - ASC 605/ASU 2009-13/EITF 99-19/SOP /SAB 101
  • Researched and documented all lease issues including financing type leases, commercial leases and Internet specific leasing issues - ASC 840/FAS 13
  • Prepared financial information for SEC reporting requirements
  • Coordinated and prepared audit and tax return requests
  • Assisted FP&A Director monthly on fluctuation and analytics for CEO and CFO packages
  • Cash management oversight including transferring funds and authorizing disbursements
  • Daily general ledger review and processing
  • Oversight of International close, A/P, fixed assets and reconciliations
2005 - 2008

Corporate Controller

Cardinal Communications, Inc; Broomfield, CO

Cardinal Communications, Inc., a publicly traded company, consisted of two segments, Communication Services and Real Estate.  Managed the daily accounting operations for anywhere from 6 to 30 active companies located in several states around the United States, in addition to one entity in Canada, in both the construction and communication fields. Responsibilities included:

  • Preparation of financial information for SEC reporting requirements
  • Coordination and preparation of audit and tax return requests
  • Multi-level consolidations including LLPs, Inc's and LTD
  • Translation of foreign currency financials
  • Daily general ledger review and processing
  • Oversight of A/R, A/P, construction draws and reconciliations
  • Brought over 900+ customers in-house for communication billings
  • Human resources and payroll duties
  • Directly managed anywhere from 2 to 6 staff
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy monthly reporting
  • Reported directly to CFO and CEO
2003 - 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistant

PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Boulder, CO

Awarded a stipend/graduate teaching assistant position while pursuing PhD in Accounting.

1995 - 2002

Manager

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Denver, CO & London, England

Through 2000 worked in the assurance department in Denver, Colorado. Experience consisted primarily with construction, manufacturing and services.  Significant engagements included: 

     Adolph Coors Company
     Keystone Resorts (acquired by Vail Resorts)
     Hensel Phelps Construction Company, and
     Western Mobile (acquired by Lafarge)

In 2000, accepted a secondment in the Global Capital Markets Group based in London, England where I remained until repatriating back to the States in 2002. Experience included:

  • Audit and due diligence engagements for clients in the construction, service, products and high technology fields. Clients included: Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Telekom AG (parent of T-Mobile), Misys PLC, E.ON AG
  • GAAP conversion projects to both US GAAP and IAS (now known as IFRS)
  • Initial and recurring 20-F reviews for companies utilizing: Dutch, German, UK, Spanish, Austrian and Portuguese GAAP
  • Special consultation projects such as revenue recognition compliance reviews and merger and acquisition accounting

Education

Education
2003 - 2004

PhD Doctorate

University of Colorado

Attended the University of Colorado in pursuit of a PhD; Accounting Emphasis

1994 - 1995

Masters of Science in Business Administration

Colorado State University

 Taxation Emphasis

1989 - 1994

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

Colorado State University

Accounting Emphasis

References

Available upon request