Director of Finance
Cott Beverages USA, Inc.
Established and managed newly created division and corporate national finance operations. Leadership success at division level, led to national responsibility and a nationwide U.S management structure was merged.
• Consolidated 9 distinct finance and accounting operations into a single national structure.
• Reduced month end close cycle and headcount by 20%.
• As a key member of the management team, helped lead division to the highest performance in the US.
• Assigned as Chief Financial Officer to South African division. Successfully negotiated an ownership change with banks and investors, while reducing cash demand, preserving customer goodwill and eliminating corporate exposure.