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Accounting Management

Englewood, Colorado, 80112, United States
May 24, 2010

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Fred C. Pattin Jr., CPA

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Cell: 303.***.****

Englewood, CO 80112



Finance and Accounting leader with more than 20 years of experience guiding

accounting, finance and IT in a variety of industries. Proven record of

transforming finance and accounting groups by delivering solutions around

business performance management, process re-engineering, overhead cost

studies, integration of new businesses, rebalancing organizations and ERP

solutions. Expert in leveraging technology in business environments and

leading multiple technology solutions. Demonstrated success in building

strong organizations, developing bench strength and creating a positive

culture. Additional areas of expertise include:

Financial Close Building Scalable SEC Filings

Solutions (10-K,10-Q,8-K,S-3,11-K, Proxy)

Budgeting/Planning/For Mergers & Project Management

ecasting Acquisitions

Operational Accounting Treasury and cash Month end close optimization


SOX Compliance Financial System Process improvement, Six Sigma


GAAP Research Cost Saving Predictive Business Intelligence

Strategies -Transparency


Rogue Wave Software, Inc., Boulder, CO 2009 - present

Leading provider of enterprise C++ components and infrastructure,

mathematical and statistical libraries.

Corporate Controller

Responsible for the finance and accounting department inclusive of

treasury, banking relationships, financial reporting and analytics, month

end close, payroll, collections, accounts payable, year-end audit, ERP

conversion and integration of newly acquired companies, tax strategy,

international business process outsourcing, and general management of

personnel. Acting as a strategic partner in guiding the company to scale

sustainably as they grow organically and through acquisitions. Responsible

for the company's VSOE application through SOP 97-2 and SFAS 141R

application for acquisitions.

. Saved the company over $500,000 through effective vendor management,

staff reductions and improving core process.

. Implemented a new financial systems solution by migrating from MAS500 to

Great Plains Dynamics in under two months. Solution included redesigning

a new chart of accounts for effective and improved reporting.

. Developing improved reporting, analytics and KPIs for increased

transparency and decision-making capabilities.

. Developing tax strategies for domestic and international operations.

Handled all state and local tax matters.

. Streamlined the month end close allowing more time for forward looking

analytics and now closing the financial records worldwide in less than

seven days.

. Build a shared services function for operational accounting that was

driven in part by a recent acquisition.

. Working with external auditors on establishing VSOE (SOP 97-2) for a

newly acquired company and applying SFAS 141R

. Successfully worked with external financial institutions in revamping

treasury, cash concentration and flow of funds.

. Improving the companies overall policy, procedures and improving how we

leverage technology to provide improved transparency, reporting and cost

efficiency. In process of combining two separate ERP and CRM


. Responsible for transitioning outsourced third party service providers

for statutory and US GAAP reporting.

LANX, INC., Broomfield, CO 2008 - 2009

Medical device company focused on the design, development and marketing of

products for the treatment of spine disorders.

Vice President - Finance

Responsible for the finance department inclusive of treasury, financial

reporting and analytics, month end close, payroll, collections, accounts

payable, year-end audit, SAP conversion, accounting research, stock option

program, and general management of personnel. Strategic partner in guiding

the company to progress to the next level of growth by instituting leading

practices in all areas of the business. Responsible for improving the

treasury function and positioning the company to go public in 2009. Key

member in driving a new SAP conversion leveraging common practices in the

medical device industry.

. Delivered on improved inventory management and partnered with operations

to develop new inventory procedures.

. Improved controls, efficiency and automation by developing new procedures

around the financial close and operations.

. Introduced a new budgeting and forecasting process to control costs in a

rapidly growing organization.

. Co developed new distributor contracts to mitigate inventory shrinkage,

enhance accountability and gain better insight into the company's sales


. Achieved a successful "go live" on the company's SAP implementation.

DCP MIDSTREAM, Denver, CO 2006 - 2007

Largest Natural Gas Liquid producer in the United States

Managing Director, Process and Systems

Developed governance program over business improvement initiatives across

support services (Finance, Human Resources, IT and Corporate Affairs).

Worked closely with leaders in operations and commercial organizations to

maintain a one-company view of strategic investments. Managed upstream and

down stream impacts to finance organization. Reported to the executive


. Managed cost containment strategies that resulted in a Board directed

cost containment program to yield 20% reduction in costs over a three

year period.

. Identified over $40 million in cost saving opportunities through efforts

in managing an overhead study.

. Initiated, analyzed, developed and implemented a global prioritization

methodology for evaluating business improvement initiatives that resulted

in the company making improved decisions on significant business

improvement investments.

. Created and presented educational and pilot projects that influenced

management towards a process centric organization that drove the company

to address the process before investing in technology.

FIRST DATA CORPORATION, Englewood, CO 2001 - 2006

Leader in electronic commerce and payment services

Vice President, Finance

Built from ground up; managed a team of 60 professionals located

internationally & in various parts of the US with an annual budget of $15

million. Held a seat at the table with the CEO and his direct reports for

positioning / implementing key strategic initiatives. Managed financial /

operational systems inclusive of Finance, Treasury, integrations,

manufacturing & business intelligence.

. Initiated approximately $7 million of cost saving recommendations that

were adopted by senior management to create a cost neutral spin-off of

Western Union. Established a parallel and cost neutral organization at

Western Union.

. Developed long-range strategic road map to improve company's ability to

achieve logical and real time access to business intelligence

information. Utilized Hyperion System9 HFM, Hyperion Planning and

Hyperion MDM as the foundation.

. Ensured more effective and efficient monthly accounting close process

which included moving more of accounting staff's time to value added

activities such as "what if" analyses, resulting in building a more

scaleable organization.

. Designated corporate expert on the Oracle ERP (11i) worldwide rollout.

. Saved the company several million dollars by effectively negotiating fees

and scoping work requirements for external partners.

. Designed a repeatable and cost effective methodology to accommodate

backlog and future international integrations.

. Saved over $1milllion and achieved quicker synergies of financial system

integration efforts for Concord, EFS, an acquired company with revenue

contribution of $1 billion.

. Drove efforts to address detection and prevention of revenue leakage and

accommodate billings, collections, and rating engine for approximately

$5.5 billion of the company's annual revenue.

Time Warner Telecom, Littleton, CO 1999 - 2001

Broadband connections for data, high-speed Internet access and local voice

and long distance services.

Senior Director, Accounting

Managed an Accounting department of 34 professionals with 5 direct reports.

Responsible for SEC/Financial reporting, year-end audit/quarterly reviews,

month end close, payroll, accounts payable, project accounting, asset

management and corporate accounting.

. Immediately improved quality, integrity & accuracy of month-end

reporting, account reconciliations & accrual tracking process.

. Key leader in the integration of the accounting/finance/systems

transition of an acquired company (GST) almost equal in size (revenue) to

Time Warner Telecom.

. Successfully managed a PeopleSoft post implementation and internal

control review conducted by Ernst and Young.

American Telecasting, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO 1996 - 1999

High speed internet and wireless cable services.

Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Managed a department of 17 with 7 direct reports. Oversaw timely

submission of all SEC filings (10-K, S-3, 8-K, 10-Q. 11-K, Annual Proxy

Statement). Directed general accounting functions including the month-end

close, year-end audits and quarterly reviews, accounting systems, accounts

payable, treasury and coordination of special projects. Led corporate

budget process and company's annual and interim audits with external

auditors. Fielded investor calls from individual and institutional

investors. Interfaced with Board of Directors and prepared quarterly board


. Positioned sale of company to Sprint Corporation, and achieved

shareholder approval.

. Redesigned treasury process to maximize cash concentration resulting in

improved working capital.

. Selected and implemented new Oracle accounting software package along

with providing improved reporting and transparency.

Resource Group International, Seattle, WA 1995 - 1996

Holding company for four major industries: Retail, Real Estate, Ship

Building and Sea Food.

Assistant Controller

Managed general accounting and year-end audit process. Ensured company was

in compliance with U.S. and Norwegian GAAP differences. Designed and

implemented consolidation and reporting package utilizing Comshare.

Flow International Corporation, Seattle, WA 1991 - 1995

High tech international manufacturing concern.


Managed SEC filings (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K), year-end audits, quarterly board

meetings, accounting research for acquisition of new companies, joint

ventures, bank and credit facility management. Implemented JD Edwards for

close and reporting functions. Managed tax department and internal audit


Price WaterhouSe and Grant Thornton, Seattle, WA/Los Angeles, CA 1986 -


Sr. Auditor - Multiple clients in the entertainment industry, financial

services, high tech, manufacturing.


B.S., Accounting, Bob Jones University, Greensville, SC

Certified Public Accountant - Active

Oracle Masters Certification

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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