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CPA, CFO

Location:
Apollo Beach, Florida, 33572, United States
Posted:
May 30, 2018

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ANDY DRESCHER, CPA

*** ********* **** ****** *****, FL 33572 610-***-**** (Cell) ac5oh9@r.postjobfree.com FINANCE EXECUTIVE

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER CONTROLLER VP/DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Franchise Accounting Multinational Finance Leadership Risk/Opportunity Analysis Forward-looking finance executive with twenty-five-plus years of experience leading development of scalable financial platforms and robust accounting practices supporting multi-national corporate and franchise growth with a firm generating over 600 million in revenue. Strategic change agent offering repeated results improving financial performance and driving operational efficiencies by implementing internal controls, streamlining processes, optimizing cash flow, and increasing reporting quality. Deep, multidisciplinary expertise spanning franchise accounting, data-driven forecasting, corporate insurance, benefits, and S Corp tax planning. LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS & VALUE OFFERED

P&L Analysis 600 million Operational/Expense Budget Administration Financial Forecasting Cash Flow Management Financial Processes / Internal Controls Financial Trend Analysis / Reporting Cost Reduction / Profit Improvement Corporate Insurance / Benefits Oversight M&A Due Diligence Staff Training and Development Big Four Accounting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PILOT AIR FREIGHT CORPORATION – Atlanta, GA / Lima, PA 1988-2018 Global transportation/logistics company and largest privately held U.S. freight forwarder headquartered in PA, with 600 million in annual revenues, two subsidiaries, 66 worldwide company-owned/franchised locations, and 800 personnel.

Consultant (2017-2018) CFO (1998-2017) VP of Finance (1994-1998) Corporate Accounting Manager (1989-1991) Financial Analyst (1988-1989) Advanced through positions of increasing scope and responsibility culminating in CFO role, and moving to a transitional consulting position in late 2016 supporting in-progress Company acquisition. Directed finance operations supporting growth and expansion to the largest privately held freight forwarder in the U.S. and ultimately a global organization with two subsidiaries created in 2014/2015, a HQ-based customs brokerage and Mexico-based freight forwarding operation. Provided fiscal insight driving strategic business decisions as a core member of the senior leadership team. Led financial, accounting, forecasting, reporting, budgeting, and S Corp tax planning for an increasingly complex multinational operation encompassing 66 corporate and franchise entities. Oversaw strategic cash flow management, franchise accounting, and insurance/benefits programs, including D&O/E&O liability, and 50 million pension plan/401(k). Selected Achievements:

Integral in Company growth and expansion to a global operation with 600 million in annual revenues, 66 corporate and franchise branches, and a footprint spanning the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain, and Amsterdam.

- Critical to the successful sale to a private equity firm in 2016; facilitated the private marketing process; developed financial reports/CIM and orchestrated in-depth management presentations to prospective buyers.

Instrumental in strategic business planning for a new foreign subsidiary formed in 2015; established financial structure for an incorporated, Mexico-based freight forwarding operation aligned with political/economic dynamics.

Played a key role in the ground-level development of the franchise program, including creation of the UFOC

(Uniform Franchise Offering Circular), royalty fee schedule, and the accounting structure.

- Led negotiations of new (5-20 year) contracts with 27 franchisees (many with a successful twenty-year track record), achieving 100% retention in part due to the strong, data-driven franchise operation and support system. ANDY DRESCHER PAGE 2

Selected Achievements, Continued...

Assumed oversight of the internal cargo insurance department in 2011, leading critical changes to drive profitability and lay the foundation for a high-growth ecommerce business across a network of Fortune 500 customers.

- Restructured insurance department operations, implemented financial controls, and introduced a tiered pricing system and rebate programs (reducing claims filings) aligning customer rates with the level of risk.

- Paved the way for the strategic escalated growth of ecommerce (residential delivery service), ultimately managing heavy weight freight tracking systems for Amazon, Walmart, and Sam’s Club.

Key contributor to annual company owned station sales growth from 48 million to 290 million over 15+ years by introducing performance-driven bonus plans favorable to corporate branches and rewarding profitability at the District Manager level.

Promoted to the top finance leadership position (prior to creation of CFO role) as one of the youngest VPs in the Company’s 24-year history, reporting to the President and leading a 32-member team to drive organic growth.

As VP of Finance (CFO-level role), led strategic cost reduction and revenue improvement initiatives critical to increasing annual profitability from break-even to 27 million.

- Directed development of internal processes and controls to strengthen franchise income-and-cost accounting.

- Captured ongoing savings by negotiating favorable bank covenants and reduced loan/transaction fees.

- Introduced and administered a 401(k) profit-sharing plan, contributing to employee satisfaction and retention.

As Controller over budgets/financial statements, strengthened internal accounting processes/controls and developed mutually equitable bonus plans for corporate sales staff to incentivize revenue producers while driving profits.

In foundational roles, helped steer turnaround of a chaotic Accounting department following a leadership change; introduced a solid financial infrastructure, controls, and processes enabling scalability supporting Company growth. EARLY ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE

Progressively advanced with KPMG PEAT MARWICK over four years, from Staff Accountant and Senior Accountant to Supervising Senior Accountant. In senior role, provided leadership for the Pilot Air Freight Corp. audit. ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Co-founded and managed MAAACK GROUP, a real estate development company based in Reading, PA (2003-2007). Serving as CFO, led all financial/accounting functions, including negotiating bank agreements (loans and deeds) for the acquisition and renovation of commercial and residential rental properties. EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Honors) – PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, State College, PA Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants TECHNICAL

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) CODA QuickBooks TurboTax Quicken PERSONAL

ALTA Tennis Team / Doubles & Mixed Doubles Tournament Wins Avid Fisherman



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