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Manager Executive

Des Plaines, IL
October 29, 2018

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Gregory G. Alcazar, CPA

Des Plaines, Illinois


Senior Finance Executive

Senior financial executive with extensive experience leading businesses and building collaborative teams in every stage of operations, from newly formed distribution channels to run-off operations. Proven success in managing operations, strategic planning, process improvement, financial analysis and developing key performance indicators for the businesses. Often brought in to deliver strategic analysis and vision to solve unique and complicated problems. CORE COMPETENCIES

Financial Strategy Business Growth Team Leadership Financial Planning and Analysis PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Clearspring Healthcare - Consultant, a Chicago based Medicare Advantage startup. (February 2018- May 2018)

Contracted for insurance and managerial experience

Led M&A work including due diligence, deal structure/pricing and integration Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR), a Chicago based national provider of personal lines insurance with over 6,000 employees and over $2 billion in market capitalization Life & Health Insurance Group – Group CFO, Vice President and Associate Group Executive (2013-March 2018)

This group has over $800 million in annual revenue and $4.8 billion of assets. Serve as trusted advisor and strategist for the group president.

Corporate liaison for Life & Health Insurance operating companies, greatly improving communication and the collaborative work environment.

Worked closely with operations, corporate finance, actuarial and outside legal counsel to establish enhanced claims handling procedures

Played significant role in determining strategic direction and the establishment of three new distribution channels

Served as President of Kemper Dental division after the start-up’s results were lagging

Managed new distribution channels’ Third-Party Service Providers after several issues emerged including subpar financial and operational controls to inadequate data flow. Gregory G. Alcazar

Directly led group finance and information technology operations responsible for improving bench strength of both groups and gaining efficiencies through standardization and sharing of services.

Kemper Direct – Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Finance & Billing Operations


Selected to oversee the finance team and address profitability issues during Kemper Direct’s 10th year as a start-up with approximately $350 million of premiums. Spearheaded the decision-making process to run-off the unit when a sale was not as economically beneficial to the organization.

Senior management and strategy role for this direct to consumer automobile insurance company

Led financial planning and analysis group, developing key performance indicators for evaluating effectiveness of direct business

Led the integration of several acquisitions

Worked with corporate senior management evaluating strategic alternatives

Developed and executed the eventual wind-down and run-off plan including reductions in force and office closures

Kemper Corporate

Assistant Corporate Controller, 2007-2010

Responsible for the investment accounting function of a $6 billion investment portfolio

Coordinated SEC filings and Management’s Discussion and Analysis disclosure

Managed the GAAP consolidation process

Supervised two senior managers and their respective staff

Member of the due diligence team for numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions Senior Tax Manager, 2002-2007

Tax Manager, 1997-2002

Tax Supervisor, 1996-1997

Reviewed electronically filed consolidated and individual company tax returns and estimated tax payments for over 50 legal entities

Reviewed all state income tax returns including returns for California, Illinois and Florida.

Tax Accounting Coordinator reviewing annual tax provisions and tax footnotes and advising management on GAAP and statutory tax accounting issues

Extensively involved in M&A activities including 338(h)(10) & opening balance sheets

Wrote several IRS protest letters about the timing of income recognition and capitalized expenses

Managed tax research, planning and special projects

Supervised three tax accountants

Additional Experience at Kemper Corporate: Manager of Financial Reporting, Senior Accountant, Staff Accountant

Gregory G. Alcazar


Master of Science in Taxation w/Distinction

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

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