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Accounting Software

Winder, Georgia, 30680, United States
May 31, 2018

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Profit Improvement / Financial Reporting & Analysis / International Finance / IFRS / P&L / M&A Strategic Planning / Treasury / Board & Banking Relations / Growth Strategies / Capital Markets / ERP / SOP97-2 / ACS606

Exceptional record leading finance for fast-growing companies in software, systems integration, advertising/new media and high tech. Extensive experience raising capital, increasing profitability, growing revenues, ERP implementation, controlling costs and improving shareholder value. Proven results in turnarounds, restructurings and M&A. Can make a strong impact by:

Maximizing profits and enhancing shareholder value

Managing tight budget, cash and cost controls

Optimizing operations to improve efficiency

Strengthening ROI, treasury and cash flow


Certified Public Accountant

License granted November 1991

Masters in Business Administration

Colorado State University, April 2002

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Otterbein College, June 1988


Community Newspapers Inc (CNI) (August 2017 – Current). CNI owns and operates 29 newspapers located in the southeast.

Corporate Controller:

Performed consolidation of 29 entities on Sage.

Responsible for day to day accounting activities.

Developed and established cash forecasting and reporting to ensure long-term funding requirements are met.

Implemented accounting policies to ensure consistent treatment for revenue and associated costs across all 29 sites.

Developed and implemented closing process to shorten cycle by 50% while saving over $300K per year.

Responsible for annual audit and completion of annual report.

Responsible for all annual and budgets, forecasting and covenant position.

Implemented accounting manual to ensure consistent and common accounting practices across all auction sites.

American Auto Auction Group (AAAG) (February 2013 – January 2015). AAAG owns and operates several automobile auctions targeting independent auto dealers.

Chief Financial Officer:

Evaluated and participated in plan to allow current Private Equity partner to realize investment gains.

Completed relocation of Accounting Department to Indiana from Charleston, SC.

Implemented accounting manual to ensure consistent and common accounting practices across all auction sites.

Responsible for all day to day accounting activity for seven independent auction sites located throughout the U.S.

Calculated and distributed Partnership K-1’s.

Coordinated annual audit and completion of annual report.

Implemented Microsoft Dynamics to replace outdated accounting technology.

Lead financial representative for securing $35MM term note and an $8MM note payable.

Responsible for all annual and long-term budgets and forecasting.

Noble Systems Intermediate Holdings (NSIH), (January 2010 – November 2012). NSIH owns several companies that range from Call Center technologies to Insurance to Corporate Airplane management.

Executive Vice President Finance:

Responsible for the adherence to international accounting and tax standards for all 7 foreign subsidiaries.

Revised corporate tax structure to lower Holding Company’s effective tax rate by over 10%.

Oversaw and managed merger and acquisitions. Companies acquired were both international and domestic.

Responsible for integration of acquisition accounting and operations.

Responsible for all Risk Management functions.

Managed worldwide cash flow to optimize returns and elimination of repatriation penalties.

Implemented transfer pricing standards.

EyeWonder, Inc., (April 2008 – December 2010). Provider of interactive digital advertising technology and services. Solutions used by thousands of advertisers and publishers in over 50 countries worldwide.

Chief Financial Officer:

Lead financial negotiator in sale of EyeWonder to Limelight Networks in April 2010. Deal resulted in EyeWonder shareholders receiving a valuation of almost 6x revenues plus positive working capital adjustment.

Responsible for day to day accounting functions for 5 US and 5 International subsidiaries.

Centralized worldwide payroll function using ADP Streamline to eliminate nonvalue-added processes from operating subsidiaries. Resulting change saved the company over $40,000 per annum in processing fees.

Assisted in the completion of a new $5 million term note and sale of Series C preferred stock.

Restructured treasury function to better utilize cash and foreign currencies to minimize the revolving debt levels.

Reviewed and negotiated all non-employee insurance programs.

Completed implementation of NetSuite software solution to provide software platform to support overall company growth.

Responsible for completing annual audit and financial statement for stakeholders.

Responsible for Board of Directors communications, minutes, and presentations.

Noble Systems, Inc., (July 2004 – April 2008). Noble Systems provides turnkey software and hardware solution for global contact centers. The Noble Systems solution is operating in over 800 customers in over 20 countries worldwide. Noble Systems customers range from Fortune 100 customers to small independent operators.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO):

Responsible for presentation of financial performance to Board of Directors and Investment Banks.

Developed and implemented global accounting standards for the North American and international subsidiaries.

Established worldwide closing and reporting process to ensure submission of accurate and timely financial information. Procedures included the establishment of performance metrics, forecasting and cash flow projections.

Oversaw accounting transition from cash basis to accrual basis accounting. Ensured all International subsidiaries were in compliance with US GAAP and IFRS.

Responsible for compliance with SOP97-2 revenue recognition standards.

Negotiated and implemented new suite of employee benefit programs including 401K, Deferred Compensation, Health/Dental Insurance, and Vacation.

Established new accounting procedures to increase internal control over cash, cash disbursements, inventory, and accounts receivable. These new procedures were responsible for a 50% improvement in the company’s cash position and ensured debt covenant compliance.

Selected as team sponsor for selection and implementation of MAS 90 and Salesforce software solutions to support operations, improve inventory and standardize client support activities.

Revised pricing policies for service billings. New process increased revenue10% per year.

Onity, Inc., A division of Chubb, PLC, (October 2002 – July 2004). Onity manufactures and distributes electronic security solutions primarily for hotels, universities, and public access buildings. Offices in 7 countries and was purchased by United Technologies in 2004.

Director of Finance and Accounting:

Coordinated the transition of finance, accounting, and treasury functions to new ownership and management team.

Responsible for the negotiation and administration of all contract agreements with customers.

Developed accounting process and pricing matrix for new product launch.

Responsible for all revenue recognition issues related to third party contracts and extended warranty.

Assumed responsibility for audit and banking relationships resulting in improved efficiencies of automated banking, cash pool formation, and increased cash flow.

Lead team representative in evaluating, selecting and implementing the JDE’s OneWorld software solution to improve work flow and accuracy of financial information.

Responsible for subcontract negotiations with customers and third-party installation group.

Responsible for federal and state tax issues.

SynQuest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SYNQ), (October 2000 – October 2002). SynQuest was a software company that develops, markets, and implements supply chain integration software to the automotive and durable goods industry. The company currently had operations in four European countries. SynQuest merged with Viewlocity Inc in November 2002.

Corporate Controller:

Responsible for all aspects of accounting for the North American operations plus 4 European subsidiaries.

Lead Accounting member on due diligence and merger of SynQuest into Viewlocity.

Responsible for preparation of all SEC financial statements and footnotes.

Responsible for all revenue recognition standards (SOP97-2).

Developed models to enhance revenue forecasting, cash projections, and revenue recognition.

Implemented new billing process to increase revenues by over 5% without affecting customer retention.

Reconstructed treasury function to maximize cash flow while increasing interest income by 300 basis points.

Responsible for stock option administration and compliance.

From 1993-1999, held continuous positions of increasing responsibility at Company’s such as The Iams Company and ALCOA.

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