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Director of Finance

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
January 30, 2018

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Wyoming, Michigan 49509

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Experienced, hands on Director of Finance with over 15 years of experience in the Operations/ Finance arena. Extensive experience in budgeting, forecasting, general ledger, detailed financial analysis, standard/actual cost accounting, quoting models, capital investment, fixed assets. Reduced the month end close process from 5 to 1.5 days through lean accounting process improvements. Achieved improvement in net working capital by reducing excess inventory in one year by $1.5MM. Developed an effective, accurate monthly forecast model, detailed budgeting tools, and an improved new business quoting model resulting in new business awards. Led the cross functional margin improvement team achieving improvement in operating margins. Excel at interpreting and explaining results, coaching and mentoring, team building. Focus most of my time on value add activities in the Operation, minimal time closing the books.


Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University

Major: Engineering & Manufacturing Administration

Minor: Economics

Honors College

MBA, Western Michigan University

Concentration: Accounting & Finance


Director of Finance & Human Resources

Hadley Products Corporation 2006-Present

Grandville, MI

$35Million Manufacturer in the Heavy Duty Commercial Trucking Industry

Lead and coach a team of four full time and two part time employees. Responsible for all financial reporting requirements and analysis for two operating divisions and the corporate headquarters, and Human Resources.

Developed a daily financial forecast/report that provides monthly financial projections.

Developed a new quoting model that has enabled Hadley to better identify cost drivers, and has resulted in new business awards with accurate profitability projections.

Reduced month end close cycle from 5 days to 1.5 days through lean accounting process improvements.

Lead the Margin Improvement Team in identifying, tracking, and implementing cost reduction projects. Resourcing projects, material substitution, labor reductions, commodities

Developed and implemented detailed income statements by product line

Developed and implemented a detailed Five Year Forecasting tool.

Implemented a weekly senior managers’ meeting that focuses on KPI’s, operational trends, forecast, and corrective actions. Implemented quarterly operations reviews.

Reduced inventory by $1.5MM in one year by establishing EOQ min/max levels.

Divisional Controller Grand Rapids, MI

Citation Corporation 2005-2006

$750 million automotive manufacturer, die-casting, and machining facilities

Successfully removed significant costs from operations through development of useful management tools: direct labor forecasting, implementation of cost controls, and overhead/fixed cost spending reductions.

Completed due diligence analysis resulting in the successful consolidation of two divisions.

Developed and implemented a daily accountability meeting with management team, and a weekly operating systems review, improving the effectiveness of the organization.

Director of Finance Grand Rapids, MI

Key Plastics, LLC 1996-2005

$500 million automotive custom injection molding company

Resource for the Vice President of Finance & Operations, provided guidance to North American Controllers in 10 facilities with day-to-day issues and ensured consistency of reporting processes and procedures.

Led the management team in reducing costs, utilizing detailed customer profitability analysis to the part level on a daily and monthly basis.

Involved in quoting new business opportunities and strategic planning.

Provided monthly performance overview sessions with management team to review performance and target improvement opportunities.

Developed direct labor forecasting model to determine optimum staffing requirements to meet production schedules.

Assisted in the consolidation of two manufacturing facilities.

Reduced month end close cycle from five days to two days.

Developed a weekly operations review for the management team to focus on achieving performance goals.


MS Office: Advanced Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word, Powerpoint

CMS/Solarsoft/Epicor Systems

Financial policy development

Internal and external audit reviews

Prophix Financial Reporting Software

Internal controls / financial policies

Market analysis

Budgeting and forecasting

Lean manufacturing

Financial modeling / scenario analysis

Cognos Report Writer Software


Lean Enterprise Workshop, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, Executive Education/School of Business

FASB Standards Review & Update Seminar, Washington, D.C.

North American Lean Manufacturers Conference, Chicago, IL

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