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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
August 09, 2018

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Lon Searle, CPA CMA

cell 801-***-****

I am an innovative financial professional with 24 years of software development, manufacturing, construction, gaming, audit, advertising, and operations experience. He has helped build new businesses, penetrate new markets, and develop fast growing companies with global reach.


Utilize cutting edge technology knowledge, process improvement skills, and financial experience to innovate, invent new things, and create amazing results.



Property Management Inc (PMI)

May, 2018 Present (2 months)

Real estate franchisor with 200+ franchisees, growing at 50% CAGR

Working to expand revenue in accounting services through improved accountability, management systems, and staffing practices

Audited franchisees and corporate billings to same for compliance and expanded revenue opportunities

Used technology to automate and improve processes


Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories (NCL)

February, 2015 May, 2018 (3 years 3 months)

NCL is a $100M custom manufacturer serving 100+ cosmetic customers

Lead finance team in acquisitions and growth taking company from $39M to $100M in three years

Tripled EBITDA through financial planning, improved processes, customer acquisition/retention, and pricing models.


Connect FSS

August, 2014 February, 2015 (6 months)

Lead strategic planning, acquisition research, and continuous improvement efforts

Negotiated acquisition deals

Hired key financial professionals that remained key in the growth of the company after my departure

Continued to advise the company and review key plans after departure

Chief Financial Officer

Young Electric Sign Company

January, 1996 January, 2014 (18 years)

Chief Financial Officer (Controller, YESCO 1996 - 2008; President, YESCO Administration LLC-subsidiary, 2009-2014; President, YESCO Franchising LLC-subsidiary, 2010-2011) Directed high performance team of 23, encompassing Controllership, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Information Systems

Managed financial services and supported mergers and acquisition activity

Multi-year business plan resulted in industry leadership in outdoor digital electronics

Increased revenue 500% via development of new lines of business and organic growth

Structured finance responsibilities included $75 million credit line syndication among various deals

Implemented new business intelligence software and designed visual key performance indicators

Executed financial, strategic, and operational plans for $250 million business

Secured financing for $30 million real estate portfolio

Negotiated $70 million deal with Private Equity Sponsor for subsidiary divestiture

Established sign and lighting service franchise subsidiary for Young Electric Sign Company

Designed Servizio, a proprietary field service application for franchisee use


Draper, Smart & Associates

January, 1995 January, 1996 (1 year)

Prepared income, gaming and sales tax returns for all sizes of businesses and clients

Performed business and financial analysis


BDM Technologies, Inc

January, 1994 December, 1994 (12 months)

Programmer in group of 50, worked together to design and develop systems

Designed and programmed accounting and welfare systems for the State of Montana

Invoice Auditor, Office of Finance

Central Intelligence Agency

January, 1992 December, 1992 (1 year)

As member of Total Quality Management Team I upgraded processes and introduce cohesive improvements endorsed by the Director of Finance, CIA

Audited contracts and operation systems and prepared payments for contracts


Utah State University

MS, Information Systems and Education

Degree date: 1994

MS, Information Systems and Education, magna cum laude, Utah State University 1994

Utah State University

BA, Accounting

Degree date: 1993

BA, Accounting, cum laude, Utah State University 1993


Licensed CPA in Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants

Certified Managerial Accountant, Institute of Management Accountants

Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master and Volunteer

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, Board Member

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