- Tenafly US-NJ
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Commercially focused professional with proven success in advertising, retail, restructured and start-up multi-national organizations. Strengths include partnering with Senior Management on strategy setting, as well as delivering results with client and joint venture contracts, streamlining financial operations/reporting, implementing new IT systems.Experienced in high-growth markets, as well as extreme cost cutting in financial downturns.
·Responsible for negotiating and monitoring all client compensation contracts, and insuring all client relationships are profitable.Clients include Pepsi, Coke, MillerCoors, Unilever, GMAC, EDS and Levi’s.
·Participated in the creation of the company strategic plan.Worked with various department to create business plans for new initiatives.
·Streamlined financial processes resulting in accurate real time reporting with the implementation of an Oracle system.
·Partner with Department Heads to streamline processes and create efficiencies in many areas, the most recent being Digital integration.
·As part of the Global Finance Team, participated in company-wide finance initiatives.
·Refinanced corporate debt obligations.Implemented accurate cash management systems.
·Created joint ventures with partners in areas that complement core agency expertise.
·Responsible for facility leases, and overseeing construction of new offices.
·Partner with Human Resources when dealing with policy and staffing.
·Integral part of the IT team that analyzed system needs and set the path for future IT development.
·Achieved corporate cost reductions while either maintaining or increasing service levels to the company.
·Initiated top line growth through the expansion of production services.
·Supervise all financial reporting, including annual audits, budgets, forecasts and taxes.
Started with new management team post acquitision, restructured debt, and was part of the management team that grew the business more than four fold through winning new locations and acquisition. Implemented new systems, and charged with budgets, reporting and strategic plans.
Senior Vice President - Business Development1998 to 2001
Responsible for business development through acquisition, joint venture, competitive bidding and concept development.
·Successfully achieved a 50% increase in US Airport revenues since starting in this position.
·Strategically oriented the company’s focus on growth opportunities over a five year period, providing a clear path towards achievable and profitable revenue growth.
·Actively pursued venues to network, market and promote the company’s retail brands and strategy.
CFO & Vice President1994 - 1998