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7874, United States
Posted:
March 18, 2011

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**** Ferrigno, CPA, MBA

* ********* ****** ~Stanhope, New Jersey 07874 Home: (732) ***-**** email:

********.****@*****.***

EXECUTIVE PROFILE

Senior Finance Professional with exceptional leadership abilities and

extensive financial management experience within the Pharmaceutical,

Healthcare and Technology industries. A key contributor on the senior

management team focused on controlling costs and developing the strategic

and tactical plans necessary to enhance the value of the company. A high

energy financial professional with broad experience in corporate re-

organizations, financial accounting, merger integrations, ERP system

implementations, and the Financial Planning & Analysis function.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sarah Cannon Research Institute ~ Nashville, TN

2010

(Subsidiary of $30B HCA Inc, Strategic Research Organization offering Site

Management & Drug Development Services)

Vice President of Finance

Provide leadership and strategic direction to the Finance & Accounting

organization. Member of the SCRI Executive Committee. Prepare and present

financial results to SCRI Board members and HCA Corporate Executives.

Present new business initiatives focused on expanding operations to sustain

30% year over year growth rates. Work across all lines of business to

support the corporate goals of Division leaders. Provide direction and

oversight of all controller functions. Primary ownership of the Corporate

Financial Planning process and IT & Facilities infrastructure, vendor

management, budget and contract review process.

. Built a team of finance professionals to focus on implementing "best

practices" in the areas of Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting,

Cash Management, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and SOX 404

Internal Controls

. Initiated company-wide information technology and process improvement

effort. Led (Enterprise Resource Planning) team for implementation of new

G/L system and reporting including new Clinical trial management system

. Define financial structure for new business ventures in the UK and China.

Negotiation of contractual relationships with partners and vendors

internationally in support of Business Development

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. ~ Edison, NJ

2002 to 2009

(A wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., a leading

Japanese pharmaceutical company with US sales of $1B specializing in the

area of cardiovascular drug therapies)

Senior Director Finance & Accounting (Sr. Director since 2006, Director

2005 and Associate Director 2003)

Reporting to the VP Finance assumed the Lead Finance role for the Division

focusing on the implementation and execution of strategic initiatives. Led

a team of Financial Managers responsible for the development and

preparation of the annual budget, mid-term five-year forecasts, latest

estimates, budget updates and consolidation of the $500M global operating

and capital spending plan for presentation to Parent Company in Japan.

Complete oversight of divisional closing and direction of the monthly

internal management reporting process, analysis of key performance

indicators, and external reporting to the Parent Company. Managed

Accounting staff responsible for activities related to payroll, tax,

account payable / receivable, internal & external audit cycles, cash

management /forecasts, expense management systems and inter-company

billings.

. Provide strategic and tactical financial analysis on operating plans with

regions in US, UK, India and Japan

. Successfully transitioned the division from MS Great Plains accounting

software package to SAP enterprise system within a 10 month timeframe.

Managed and directed a Finance staff of 12 on the implementation,

maintenance and training of personnel on financial systems

. Implemented and maintained full adherence to Finance & Accounting

policies with Sarbanes-Oxley standards of internal controls

. Supported Business Development activities with due diligence on a $300M

European acquisition and a $100M domestic partnership project. Reviewed

contracts and structured the financial relationship between companies

. Developed staff and plans to transition accounting policy to

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

. Led numerous initiatives working closely with the IT organization to

further develop the Company's financial systems. Implemented enhancements

for Procure to Pay Transactions, Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting

tools that improved the quality and timeliness of Company Dashboards to

support executive decision making

**** Ferrigno, CPA, MBA

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Dendrite International, Inc. - Morristown, NJ

2001 to 2002

(A global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare

field with annual Sales of $220M)

Associate Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Managed and mentored a team of Financial Analysts and Business Controllers

in two different locations responsible for forecasting, budgeting, billing

and accounts receivable for major North American customers.

. Instrumental in building a financial team which supported US Operations

with annual sales of over $100M

. Executed a new strategy for IT services outsourcing call center

operations and software development in India

. Implemented process improvements within finance group, including

forecasting, billing and DSO improvements in the receivables area.

Improved reporting utilizing Oracle financials and Hyperion

Cisco Systems, Inc. ~ San Jose, CA

2000 to 2001

(Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol

(IP)-based networking and other products relating to the communications and

information technology industry worldwide)

Finance Manager

Provided financial management, analysis and strategic support for the IP

Telephony group leading business reviews and cost reduction programs for

newly developed technologies

. Prepared and presented revenue, standard margin and bookings forecasts to

Corporate Planning and Sr. Management

. Perform pricing analysis on new business opportunities, support business

development on OEM agreements and business partnerships

Lucent Technologies, Inc. ~ Whippany, NJ

1996 to 2000

(Wireless Networks Group with $20B in Sales, leader in fixed, mobile and

converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services)

Business Controller

Provided financial support and business analytics to the Wireless Product

Management Group. Supported key areas of the business with analysis work on

product planning, cost reduction initiatives, gross margins, financial

analysis and budgeting. Prepared Sales forecasts and Outlook information

for the Wireless Business Leadership Team. Led a cross-functional team in

Market reviews with Product Management, Competitive Intelligence and

Product planning.

. Lead Manager for measuring, driving and managing Cost Reduction Programs

within Wireless Product portfolio

. Developed project prioritization tools using NPV/ROI models for PM Teams

National Exchange Carrier Association ~ Whippany, NJ

1992 to 1996

(Formed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), NECA performs

telephone industry tariff filings, revenue distributions and administers

complex regulatory and financial programs)

Associate Manager Cost & Revenue Analysis

Prepared financial analyses on over 600 local telecoms for inclusion in the

annual rate filing presented to the Federal Communications Commission.

Performed revenue analysis, financial analysis and cost of capital analysis

using discounted cash flow models

. Created and developed automated forecasting systems for revenue and

expense projections

EDUCATION

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Silberman College of Business ~ Madison, NJ

Master of Business Administration, Corporate Finance 1992

Bachelor of Science, Finance 1988

Investment Banking Institute ~ New York, NY Financial Modeling / Valuation

Training Program 2009

CERTIFICATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

Certified Public Accountant, State of New Jersey

Member, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)



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