TS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS; Quebec, QC; October 2001 to present
Independent Business Consultant and Advisor
Provided Corporate financial and administrative services. Served in interim Finance and Administration Executive roles, and developed forward–thinking solutions for general management issues, mergers and acquisitions, “turn around” management, business plan development, capital financing, private placements, IPO’s, systems integration, and other related finance and management projects.
GROUPE BISCUITS LECLERC INC.; Quebec, QC;
Principal Advisor to the Chairman (large family owned agri–food company)
·Successfully managed reorganization of $200 million manufacturer of food products (cookies, granola bars, cereal), Performed valuation of company assets and established buyout terms for owners.
·Created innovative succession strategy resolving issues between two generations of family ownership.
·Point person and liaison between outside professionals, including attorneys, accountants, and business entities and family owners during reorganization process.
·Director of holding company, operating company & US subsidiaries
DIAGNOCURE INC.; Quebec, QC
Acting Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Biotechnology Company)
·Developed processes to manage financial turnaround for public biotechnology company.
·Implemented Internal Control requirements (CFO/CEO Certification) and Corporate Governance procedures.
·Secured >$25 million in new public financing on TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange).
·Developed and presented “Road Show”, and successfully managed shareholder relations.
SANOFI AVENTIS, CANADA; Toronto, ON & Laval, QC & Paris, France
Interim Vice President, Finance, Administration and IT Management (Pharmaceutical Company)
·Achieved successful integration of Canadian portion of Sanofi and Aventis merger with over 1,500 employees. Merged two corporate headquarters and transitioned accounting systems from JDEdwards to SAP.
·Created and instituted first five–year plan for newly merged Canadian Sanofi/Aventis affiliate.
FIRST AMERICAN CORPORATION; Sterling, Virginia
Financial advisor in post M&A integration (Mortgage Management Company)
·Turned around failed merger. Converted acquired company financial system to Oracle ERP. Providing guidance for >200 employee.
·New processes resulted in successfully recovering $20 million in lost receivable, and generating revenues of $100 million. Recruited and hired new Controller.
FUJITSU CONSULTING/DMR (Quebec, QC) – Financial advisor in support of M&A project
THE WATER STORES INC. (Lahaina, HI) – Financial advisor for local bottled water retail and distribution company
WESTERN STATES MORTGAGE CORP. (Kihei, HI) – Licensed mortgage broker/banker
MAUI SIGHTS & TREASURES (Kihei, HI) – Financial advisor to hospitality operation
NEWTECH GROUP INTERNATIONAL (Blainville, QC) – Financial advisor for startup automotive parts manufacturing company.Took the company public on NASDAQ (BB)