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Management Accounting

Location:
Vienna, Virginia, 22180, United States
Posted:
May 28, 2010

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***** M. ****, CPA

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

Vienna, VA 22180-4135 Cell: 310.***.****

Entrepreneurial Financial Executive with broad experience in corporate

finance, accounting and treasury management; business acquisitions,

integrations and divestitures; finance and accounting organization

building.

Core Competencies

? Financial Reporting & Analysis ? Mergers & Acquisitions ? Technical

Accounting Issues

? Strategic Planning & Forecasting ? Banking Relationships ? Tax

Issues

? Software Systems Implementation ? Treasury Management ? Organization

Management

Professional Experience

AVACUS CORPORATION, INC. and its affiliate:

MILSTEIN, ADELMAN & KREGER, LLP (aka MAK), Santa Monica, CA/Vienna, VA

2004 to Present

Avacus is a private equity investment and management firm, launched by

MAK's founder, controlling multiple portfolio companies primarily in luxury

industries like private aviation, lifestyle, consumer products and

winemaking. MAK is a full service law firm with over $60MM in annual

settlements; the largest residential construction defect plaintiffs' firm

in Calif.

Chief Financial Officer (Nov '04 to Present)

Own and control the entire financial environment of Avacus, MAK and the

portfolio companies, encompassing acquisitions and divestitures,

financial reporting and analysis, banking relationships, accounting,

budgeting, treasury, financial statement audits, tax planning and return

preparation. Provide financial guidance to partners.

. Uncovered irregularities perpetrated by prior CFO; guided entities

through orderly reorganization or dissolution.

. Launched emergency plan to avoid bank default, vendor legal claims:

Extensive cost/staff cuts, asset divestitures.

. Facilitated rapid sale of two portfolio companies, liquidated private

aviation firm, sold jets.

. Rescued MAK from credit default and near-collapse: Negotiated bank

forbearance agreement and past-due vendor settlements; implemented

stricter internal controls.

. Established new post-recovery banking relationship: negotiated 25%

higher credit line at 200bp lower margin.

. Navigated MAK successfully through multiple bank and IRS audits.

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT (aka SPE), Culver City, CA, and its affiliate:

GAME SHOW NETWORK, LLC (aka GSN), Santa Monica, CA 2000 to 2004

SPE is a global producer and distributor of film, television and digital

entertainment content and the creator of GSN. GSN is a $100MM, nationally

distributed cable television network, now jointly owned by SPE and Liberty

Media Corporation.

Executive Director of Finance, Controller & Treasurer, GSN (Jul '02 to Nov

'04)

Assembled and directed state-of-the-art accounting and financial

reporting organization to effectively and efficiently manage company's

rapid growth and increasing complexity.

. Managed company growth from $50MM to $100MM revenue and $17MM loss to

profitability in three years with only one finance department

headcount addition due to increased productivity through

technology/automation.

. Managed all treasury functions including investment of the company's

approximately $35 million cash on hand.

. Co-managed implementation of multiple financial and operational

software systems, e.g., ad, affiliate sales.

Director of Finance, GSN (Jan '02 to Jul '02)

Planned and directed virtually all financial and administrative aspects

of GSN's spin-off from Sony Pictures and assumed role of key financial

liaison between GSN, Sony and new part-owner, Liberty Media.

. Recruited all accounting staff and VP of Human Resources and

established accounting policies and procedures.

. Implemented all financial/accounting infrastructure including

Microsoft Great Plains and ancillary systems.

. Established all banking relationships, treasury functions and payroll.

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Director of Finance, Sony Pictures Television (Nov '00 to Dec '01)

Directed all financial aspects of Game Show Network division and liaised

with senior SPE financial management; prepared key financial models and

analysis in conjunction with SPE's 2001 sale and spin-off of GSN to

Liberty Media.

YOUNG & RUBICAM, INC., Los Angeles, CA 1997 to 2000

Global media/advertising firm; parent company of $100MM specialized

marketing/communications firm, Cohn & Wolfe.

Vice President of Finance, West Coast, Cohn & Wolfe Inc. (Jul '99 to Nov

'00)

Spearheaded financial and administrative management of firm's most

rapidly expanding region. Collaborated with regional and corporate

management to conceive, evaluate and implement its continuing expansion

strategy.

. Launched San Francisco office in collaboration with operational

management.

. Presided over growth of LA and SF offices from incubation to the two

largest US offices after NY.

Director of Finance, Cohn & Wolfe, Los Angeles (Jun '97 to Jul '99)

Played foundational role in firm's regional expansion initiative;

directed all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and analysis;

managed local accounting, HR, IT and administrative personnel.

. Led firm's first-ever corporate acquisition to double LA office

revenue: performed due diligence, created valuation model, co-wrote

Y&R board proposal, directed integration of acquired business.

. Relocated merged Los Angeles operation; cut rent and facilities

expenses by 35%.

. Developed multiple Excel-based analytical tools to assist management

in maximizing staff utilization, client fee realization and

profitability; many were adopted firm-wide.

. Reduced office compensation-to-revenue ratio by 27%, from highest in

US to among the lowest.

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION, Los Angeles, CA 1995 to 1997

Subsidiary of NewsCorp, Inc.; producer and worldwide distributor of film,

television and interactive digital entertainment.

Manager, Financial Analysis, TCF Home Entertainment and Fox Interactive

(Jan '97 to Jun '97)

Co-wrote business plan to establish video game publishing division, Fox

Interactive; created initial budgets and financial infrastructure,

managed all financial aspects of publishing and distribution.

. Forged unprecedented collaboration among publishing, US distribution,

international distribution finance teams.

. Advised Fox Interactive president in negotiations of complex, multi-

million dollar third-party development deals.

Senior Financial Analyst, TCF Home Entertainment (May '95 to Jan '97)

Prepared and analyzed periodic management reports, financial statements,

budgets, forecasts for the $1 billion home video distribution division;

participated in JD Edwards enterprise software implementation and

testing.

GRANT THORNTON, LLP, Philadelphia, PA 1992 to 1995

International assurance, tax and business advisory firm; the 5th largest

"CPA firm" in the world.

Senior Auditor (May '94 to May '95) Contractor, Federal Resolution

Trust Corporation (May '92 to Oct '92)

Staff Auditor (May '92 to May '94) Audit Software Specialist (May '93

to May '95)

Education & Certification

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

Villanova, Pennsylvania Licensed in Pennsylvania

BS, Accountancy, Cum Laude, 1992 (Application for transfer to

Virginia pending)

Villanova School of Business



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