CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CONTROLLER, DIRECTOR & CONSULTANT
Leader Visionary Strategist Analyst Expense Reduction Process Improvement
Outstanding cross-functional competence in accounting, operations, customer service, purchasing, human resources, finance, marketing, sales, information technology and production. Expertise in expense reduction, process improvement and minimizing bureaucracy. Passionate about mentoring and training. Collaborative management style. Cultivate models and find creative solutions for solving difficult problems. Work to make everyone's job easier. Calm and cool in crisis.
MBA. Extensive business management consulting education, certification and experience. Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, Sage and proprietary software comprehension. LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alexkasich
“Proven executive-level leader obsessed with excellence and being the best in every endeavor.”
RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Security Resources, Inc. (Contract) – Cherry Hill, New Jersey 03/2017 – 05/2018
Industry: Security Guard Employer and Broker
Worked with CFO in turnaround situation improving accounting department and systems.
Reorganize controller position for efficiency.
Update and review 2016 entries.
Assist with past due and incomplete 2016 financial statements.
Update and complete reconciliations for audit.
Work with vendor of cloud-based ERP accounting system isolating fixes and to improve workflow.
Independent Management Consultant – Cherry Hill, New Jersey 07/2015 – 03/2017
Industry: Management and Financial Consulting
Financial consultant on a part-time temporary basis for a variety of companies. Scope of work includes setup and maintenance of financial systems and design and improvement of process flows. Produce and rework budgets and assist with ongoing projects and financial management needs. Planned business relocation strategies due to eminent domain issue. Worked on funding alternatives and capital acquisition.
Chief Financial Officer
Truss Ops, LLC/Panel Truss Texas, Inc. – Henderson, Texas 07/2014 – 01/2015
Industry: Manufacturing and Construction
Key employee for this 9-location building component manufacturer.
Planning: Assisted in formulating the company's future direction. Managed the capital request and budgeting processes. Developed performance measures that supported the company's strategic direction.
Operations: Responsible for performance of staff within four functional areas:
oFinancial Management – Streamlined accounts payable by implementing systems saving 25% of employee time. Developed perpetual inventory system procedures that reduced errors and realized 10% inventory cost savings. Planned for ways to simplify ineffective accounting systems. Isolated $40,000 cost savings through changing payroll provider and systems.
oHuman Resources Management – Structured and centralized duties of 10 direct-report employees. Created employee job descriptions. Saved $12,000 by producing in-house employee manual. Created company organization chart. Restructured benefits and implemented health savings accounts for employees.
oRisk Management – Oversight of department that saved $36,000 by introducing new interstate trucking program. Cost savings through updated safety programs that reduced fees and fines.
oOffice Management – Improved office efficiency by adding updated office equipment, changing supplies ordering process and directing office flow for better productivity.
Third Party Oversight: Legal, Tax, Banking, Payroll, Sales Tax, Health Insurance & Liability Insurance.
Congregation M’kor Shalom – Cherry Hill, New Jersey 05/2008 – 07/2014
Planned, directed and coordinated all finance and accounting operational functions. Advised and collaborated with the Executive Director, Treasurer and President of the congregation.
Saved nearly $100,000 during tenure by renegotiating leases, changing credit card processor, updating vendors and refining previously executed deals.
Reorganized and improved accounting systems that resulted in 50% time savings.
Coordinated activities of external auditors with few adjustments needed.
PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Robert Half Management Resources – Mount Laurel, New Jersey 12/2007 – 04/2008
Industry: Financial Recruiting
Senior Business Analyst
International Profit Associates (IPA) – Buffalo Grove, Illinois 09/2007 – 12/2007
Industry: Business Evaluation and Consulting
Commerce Bank, NA – Cherry Hill, New Jersey 04/2005 – 09/2007
Business Management Advisor
Alex Kasich & Associates – Audubon, Pennsylvania 09/2003 – 12/2004
Industry: Small Business Consulting
Chief Operating Officer
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, LLC – Norristown, Pennsylvania 05/2003 – 08/2003
Industry: Association Membership and Healthcare
Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Packer, LLC – Eugene, Oregon 12/1999 – 05/2003
Industry: Healthcare Medical Practice
Director of Finance
Eugene Hearing & Speech Center – Eugene, Oregon 03/1998 – 11/1999
Industry: Nonprofit Healthcare Agency
Joe Romania Chevrolet – Eugene, Oregon 07/1997 – 02/1998
Chief Executive Officer & President
Alexander Enterprises – Eugene, Oregon 11/1995 – 06/1997
Established this export trading company engaged in buying and reselling industrial and consumer products from Canada and the United States for export to the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe.
Negotiated exclusive contracts for two different products for export to Russia.
Prepared cost analyses and researched products and vendors for determining product export feasibility.
Managed relationships with vendors and primary Russian and Canadian partners.
Chief Executive Officer & President
Image Enhancement Group, Inc. – Eugene, Oregon 10/1985 – 10/1995
Industry: Manufacturing, Apparel/Textiles and Promotional Product Advertising
Originated this imprinted apparel and promotional product business with an initial $5,000 investment, rapidly achieving sales of over $1 million and sales volumes exceeding industry norms.
Negotiated the acquisition and merger of a competitor, Specialty Emblems.
Launched licensing and direct mail sales campaign for 1995 Rose Bowl promotional designs. Marketed 1995 Rose Bowl t-shirt design judged as best design by Rose Bowl Committee.
Established four divisions: Screen Printing, Embroidery, Advertising Specialties and Graphic Design.
Developed commercial, industrial, consumer, government, fundraising, and sports markets.
Negotiated, reviewed and composed city, state, and federal government contracts.
Structured and streamlined unique "on time" purchasing system.
Professional Distance Runner
Athletics West and Nike, Inc. – Eugene, Oregon 10/1978 – 10/1986
Industry: Sports and Entertainment
Represented Nike, Inc. as a member of their elite track and field club, Athletics West. Competed at national and international levels in cross-country, track and field and road racing and was a 3-time Olympic Trials Qualifier.
Set American Record at 30 Kilometers in 1982, 1:33:56.
Earned a 9th place finish (3rd American) at the 1981 New York City Marathon with a time of 2:13:19.
National Champion, AAU 15 Kilometer Road Race Championships, 1978.
National Champion, USTFF Cross Country Championships, 1975.
NCAA All American, NCAA University Cross Country Championships, 1975.
Served as a Product Consultant to Nike, Inc. Advised on footwear and apparel development.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 1978 – Business Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBAd) – 1976 – Accounting
Banking, consulting and business seminars along with continuing education.