Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2009 - Present

CFO/Senior Practice Leader

CPS HR Consulting

Senior Practice Leader September 2012 - Present

Responsible for the firm's Federal consulting practice based in the Washington DC area, including executive oversight, contract management, and client relations.

Chief Financial Officer August 2009 - September 2012

Responsible for the overall accounting,contract compliance, and information technology of the company, including month-end close, federal cost accounting compliance, investment reporting and regulatory and risk compliance.

Apr 2005 - Aug 2009


Olira Inc

Responsible for all operations, marketing, and investments, including two privately held operating companies. Other investments include commodities, limited partnerships, public equities, and fixed income securities.

  • Negotiated and closed acquisition of boutique retail operation
  • Doubled sales and profits in 12 months through revised marketing and operations
  • Start-up of separate retail operation, profitable from start, achieved widespread media attention and recognition
Nov 1998 - Mar 2005

Chief Financial Officer

Principal Global Investors
  • Managed the overall accounting and finance functions of the company, including SEC and financial reporting, investment accounting and regulatory and risk compliance.
  •  Developed firm’s internal financial reporting, budgeting, treasury and compliance function in conjunction with formation of company in January 1999.
  • Managed multifunctional staff of over 100. Matrix reporting structure included financial and accounting staff in Europe, Australia, and Asia.
  • Served as Board Member of wholly and majority-owned domestic and international investment and operating subsidiaries, conducting operational and performance reviews.
  •  Reviewed audit findings, consulted with management and facilitated liaison with regulators.
  • Responsible for P&L of operating/capital budgets in excess of $400 million. Developed reporting and control systems reducing report turnaround time.
  • Responsible for preparation/presentation of financial/operating results to CEO and Chairman of parent company.
  • Successfully executed M&A transactions varying in size from $15 million to $150 million, divestiture of foreign subsidiary at $500 million. Responsible for acquisition analysis, due diligence, negotiation, and integration efforts.
  • Developed "liftout" structure that enhanced profitability and provided appropriate incentives to liftout partners.
  • Managed multifunctional staff of over 100. Matrix reporting structure included financial and accounting staff in Europe, Australia, and Asia.
  • Responsible for completion of annual statutory reporting filing for the parent insurance company with Iowa Insurance Commission, including Schedule D and reconciliation to GAAP. Statutory insurance company assets totaled in excess of $110 billion.
  • Served as Board Member of wholly and majority-owned domestic and international investment and operating subsidiaries, conducting operational and performance reviews.
  • Responsible for implementation of new securities accounting system, bond analytics system, and real estate accounting systems. Modules included risk management and control for counterparty and position size.
  • Responsible for SEC reporting, both periodic and registration, implemented Sarbanes-Oxley reporting system.
  • Responsible for Registered Investment Advisor compliance, including interface with mutual fund companies, private investment funds, and other third party clients. Prepared initial and periodic ADV filings for 6 RIA's.
  • Developed new incentive compensation and bonus structures, to include sales and investment staff.
  • Led strategic planning efforts utilizing Balanced Scorecard Methodology.
Apr 1997 - Nov 1998


DeMarche Associates
  • Responsible for investment consulting assignments to clients with assets ranging from $20 million to $750 million.
  • Found over $90,000 in savings for a prospective client through review of master custodian invoices.
  • Performed over 36 investment manager performance review and searches.
  • Regularly dealt with client board members and trustees of retirement plans regarding investment performance, investment trends, and asset allocation.
  • Directed firm’s Information Technology department. Migrated technology platform from mid-frame IBM to client-server environment. Developed extensive reporting packages to take advantage of new system capabilities. Reduced reporting turnaround times.
  • Served as Asset Director for Real Estate, responsibilities included meeting with Real Estate managers and preparing profiles of industry trends.
1989 - 1997

Vice President

Boatmen's Trust
  • Responsible for all internal financial functions of pension & institutional division producing over $68 million in annual revenue. Managed staff of 20.
  • Responsible for investment performance reporting, including master trust reporting for 3rd party managers.
  • Activities included operational and financial review, budgeting, acquisition analysis and integration, and incentive compensation planning and administration. Prepared periodic reports for Chairman as well as quarterly Strategic Planning Reviews.
  • Implemented cost accounting procedures to provide better understanding of operational efficiency.
  • Responsible for overall operation of pension and institutional operation in Albuquerque, NM office with over $750 million in assets and generating $1.2 million dollars in annual revenue.
  • Activities included supervising staff of five professional employees and four support personnel, establishing client service standards, implementing corporate policy, and developing relationships with key client contacts.
  • Implemented reorganization of office workflow, resulting in significant efficiency gains.
  • Responsible for administration and operation of 70 trust relationships totaling over $130 million in assets and generating $400,000 in annual revenues. Gained significant referral business from existing client base, resulting in over $50,000 in additional annual revenues for the firm..


1988 - 1990

MS Acc

University of Missouri - St. Louis
1980 - 1984


University of Missouri-Columbia




Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Certified Employee Benefit Specialist


Chartered Financial Analyst

CFA Institute