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Accounting Financial

San Diego, California, 92101, United States
September 17, 2018

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David Weinmann 619-***-**** *** W. Harbor Drive # 1505

San Diego, CA 92101


Highly accomplished Finance Professional with over 20 years’ progressive experience and a proven specialization in translating complicated issues to executive level conversation. Corporate controller with full cycle accounting work in small and large companies. Extensive experience in Operations, Manufacturing, ERP, Process Improvement, FP&A, and Financial Close.


Extensive Operational Background

Project Management

Banking, Financing, Venture Capital

Strong ERP Knowledge and Implementation

Internal Controls / Financial Reporting

Professional Experience

Professional Consulting - San Diego, CA – September 2017 - Present

Renovate America – Privately held, Fintech Company, Current, Consultant to VP of Finance

Ametek - $4.0B publicly traded electronics manufacturer – Interim - VP BU Controller

Lamkin Golf Corporation - $40M family owned private company, Interim – VP / Corporate Controller

Robo3d, Inc, - San Diego, CA

Robo3D is a designer and manufacturer of desktop 3D printers and is publicly traded on the ASX, sale of licensed software.

VP / Corporate Controller – January 2017 – November 2017

Responsible for all financial aspects for the company and an integral part of the Sr. Leadership team. Lead for HR, point of contact for banking, and public financial reporting to ASX. Managed financial close, annual budgets, and 4 direct reports.

Underground Toys, LLC - San Diego, CA

Underground Toys is an originator, manufacturer, and distributor of toys, entertainment products, and home wares with a focus in pop culture. Underground Toys utilizes licensed IP with the world’s largest licensors to create unique products.

CFO / Corporate Controller – April 2015 – November 2016

Responsible for all US and Hong Kong company financials. Transformed a small entrepreneurial firm to a large level company with professional infrastructure en route for private equity investment or external acquisition.

Establish and maintain all banking, legal, and finance related relationships

Creation of all financial and operational policies, internal and external financial reporting, and team creation

Financial lead for all M&A transactions, corporate separations, external audit, and tax planning

Accriva Diagnostics - San Diego CA

Medical manufacturer of products within the hospital based point of care cardiovascular diagnostics space. All products are FDA approved and manufacturing processes focused on quality and accuracy.

Assistant Controller / Director – July 2014 – April 2015

Controllership duties, management of Cost Accounting, FP&A, reporting, and 4 direct reports. Liaison for IT department with regards to budgets, compliance, audit, and facility move.

Lead for all technical accounting memos reviewed by external audit. Includes, discontinued operations, leases, goodwill, restructuring, and revenue recognition

Technical accounting lead for tax, financial statement prep, international sites, and external audit

Financial lead for accounting process improvements and analysis

Responsible for commercial operations analysis, 20% increase in market share

Thermo Fisher Scientific – Formerly Life Technologies, Carlsbad, CA

Manufacturer of biotechnology products that service biotech, pharma, and research markets.

Associate Director / Sr. Manager - Finance - January 2010 – March 2014

Managed a team of 13 professional analysts at all major international regions. Integrated corporate policies in financial reporting, accounting policies, SOX compliance, and Network and Business Unit reviews.

Finance project lead for internally developed ERP for Assay / Oligo manufacturing, $30M invested over 3yrs

Responsible for management of $1.2B of COGS

Led multiple shift variation project at manufacturing sites, $0.5M annual productivity, project approved with local labor laws and transferrable to other sites

Led company-wide project to link commercial, business, and ops teams for full cycle productivity

Led team through annual budgeting process, and management of balance sheet and invested capital

Change management – Installed thought process of being able to quickly switch behavior and objectives based on market conditions within the finance team and business partners

Biotix Inc - San Diego, CA

Manufacturer of consumable lab products and reagents, specializing in high end consumables with a green philosophy. Manufactures in 3 locations within the US and Mexico, Controllership, 8 direct reports

Director of Financial Operations - June 2007 – December 2009

Managed Supply Chain, DC, Financial Analysis, and Accounting Departments

Reviewed and negotiated all operational related contracts

Created and led S&OP process and capacity analysis resulting in capital expenditure suggestions

Worked directly with sales team to provide business opportunities

Renegotiated bank debt that freed up $2M in working capital, enabled the company to move into a larger, strategically located distribution center, $0.5M per annum savings

Led fixed asset inventory and software introduction

Created and managed budget to include re-structured business groups

Responsible for all financial aspects of the company, completely re-designed cost system

Ambit Biosciences - San Diego, CA

Biotech drug discovery, research company pursuing cure for Leukemia and provider of profiling services for customer generated compounds. 5 drugs under FDA review.

Controller – May 2006 – June 2007

Corporate controller for Biotech company, strong emphasis on contracts, licensing, and collaborations, 5 direct reports.

Lead technical accounting related to stock compensation, revenue recognition, and collaboration contract review

Solely responsible for 2007 budget and financial plan. Completed 2005 & 2006 open audits

Assisted in Cephalon collaboration agreement worth $250 million

Facilitated new closing process and financial statement preparation for presentation to BOD

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Molecular Bio Products - San Diego, CA

Plastics Division hub of Thermo, manufacture of liquid handling lab supplies for the life science industry.

Sr. Cost Accounting Manager – May 2004 – April 2006

Responsible for all costing facets of operational accounting, financial analysis, and re-created costing process. Finance lead and IT Technology liaison for WMS implementation, ERP upgrade, and reporting tool integration, 4 direct reports.

Managed 4 direct reports in Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis, and AP

Led monthly physical counts for 3 plants and 2 distribution warehouses

SOX compliance with regards to inventory, AP, AR, costing, and production SOP’s. Co-created remedial controls to be tested monthly by internal and external audit. Created new chart of accounts and GL conversion.

Stryker Communications - Poway, CA

Medical device manufacturer for telecommunication equipment for operating rooms. Divisional sales $600M.

Sr. Accountant – January 2003 – March 2004

Managed accounting team and supported two BU’s, telecommunication equipment and boom light assemblies.

Responsible for costing, GL and forecasting functions of business

Implemented all work papers and procedures for first internal and external audit

Lead for implementation and conversion to new GL system

Accounting lead for physical inventory counts. Initiated inventory control procedures and cycle counts led to a 128% reduction in write offs


San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration emphasis in Accounting, 1999

APICS Certification – 2009

LEAN Six Sigma Certification - 2009

Computer Skills and Membership

MS Office, Expert Excel, Advance Access, SAP, E1, HFM, Hyperion Essbase, EDW, Cognos, Oracle, Quickbooks, SAGE,, Workday, FRX, MS Dynamics, and MS Navision

Member, IMA, Institute of Management Accountants, 09/03

Member, ABFO, Association of Bioscience Financial Officers, 09/06

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