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Controller, CFO

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
December 10, 2018

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Tamara (Tammy) Mulcahy

Thousand Oaks, CA ***** 248-***-****

Operational Management and Finance Executive

Minimize Risk and Increase Financial Savings with Sound Cost Structure

Extensive experience in manufacturing automation industry. Expertise in turning failing businesses into successes and growing businesses profitably. Strong knowledge of operational excellence and continuous improvement methodologies. Highly regarded for delivering on financial and growth objectives. Strong leadership and team building skills. Known for balance of humility and high confidence. Equally effective communicating at all organizational levels.

Integrations SAP Operational Strategy

Financial Reporting GAAP Cost Savings Initiatives Six Sigma

Professional Experience

ABB INC., Cary, NC

Local Product Group Controller, Wireless, San Jose, CA 2015 - 2018

Oversee finance and controlling function for Local Wireless business. Integrated accounting and finance operations during ABB’s acquisition of Tropos Networks. Serve as key partner for ABB Wireless Manager. Implemented SAP, moved business to San Jose.

Developed Lean initiatives that drove on time delivery to 97% and lowered inventory levels 49%, from $6.7M to $3.4M.

Implemented SAP on time, within budget, and with minimal disruption to business through monitoring performance, coaching management, and informed decision-making.

Overhauled month-end reporting to streamline processes, shortening close from 5 days to just 3 days.

Global Product Group Controller, Solar, Camarillo, CA 2014 - 2015

Directed finance and controlling function for Global Solar business. Integrated accounting and finance operations for ABB’s acquisition of Power One. Served as key partner for Global Solar Manager. Maintained constant contact with local managers and controllers regarding financial, market, and customer situation and outlook.

Advised management on action plans and operational strategies to resolve challenges, enabling global organization that was aligned with local opportunities in each country.

Drove tactics for appropriate cost structure, productivity optimization, and capital efficiency, reducing operations costs by designing and implementing low-cost region strategy.

Controller, DMPC, US, New Berlin, WI 2012 - 2014

Managed staff of 1 financial analyst while directing and controlling financial reporting quality and accuracy. Took steps to ensure that BU practices complied with group and company policies, external rules and regulations, and GAAP.

Controller, DM & LP Projects, US, New Berlin, WI 2010 - 2011

Led integration of Controlling / Finance principles within Discrete Motion (DM) and Low Voltage Products (LP) project businesses. Partnered with GMs to provide support and guidance in executing their business objectives.

Achieved tight control on costs, adherence to project timeline, and minimal risk exposure during integration by controlling fundamentals, taking action-oriented approach to problem solving, and applying project planning skills with impeccable follow-through and business ethics.

Controller, Customer Service & Robot Products BUs, Auburn Hills, MI 2008 - 2010

Managed staff of 3 and ran Order Management function for entire division. Also accountable for financial reporting, financial analysis, planning, cost accounting, invoicing, credit and collections, cash management, and risk management.

Partnered with functional managers in their planning and execution processes, providing excellent financial support and ensuring cost-effective and compliant procedures.

Vice President / General Manager, Robot Products BU, Auburn Hills, MI 2008

Managed business unit that delivered industrial robots to Automotive OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers, and diverse general industry base. Held full P&L accountability for BU robot products totaling $30M+ in revenue.

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ABB INC. (Continued)

Constructed and implemented plan to “right size the business” based on market opportunity, enabling return to profitability through lower cost structure.

Grew general industry market share 1 point by developing partner sales channel.

Vice President / General Manager, Robotics Division, Canada, Brampton, Ontario 2006 - 2008

Managed business units that delivered industrial robots and factory automation systems to automotive OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers, and diverse general industry base. Maintained full P&L accountability for Canada totaling $40M+ in revenue. Constructed and implemented plan to align workforce population with market opportunity.

Closed and moved 1 BU to US and still exceeded order and revenue targets 7% and 48% respectively.

Grew core business from 15% to 27%+ market share in 18 months by re-establishing credibility with sales force, partners, and customers.

Improved on-time delivery and inventory management, achieving target of 80% OTD in first year in position, up from 44% prior year.

Leased out all unoccupied office space in Brampton building and moved Robotics personnel into smaller footprint, bringing in $3.3M over remaining 7-year lease period.

Manager, Operations, Robot Products, Auburn Hills, MI 2004 - 2006

Managed staff of ~20 employees and executed $150M in sales. Led operations, including engineering, project management, assembly / build, intercompany purchasing, and order management. Accountable for all customer interaction and satisfaction. Managed several product upgrades and warranty issues while taking steps to maintain customer confidence.

Developed organization able to execute 50% increase in business while adding minimum number of new employees by realigning duties and responsibilities, increasing productivity, and greatly reducing overtime.

Minimized expedited transportation costs to ABB through management of deliveries and selling service to end customers as value-add.

Controller, Robot Products Division, North America, Auburn Hills, MI 2002 - 2004

Managed staff of 4. Oversaw financial reporting, financial analysis, planning, cost accounting, invoicing, credit and collections, cash management, and risk management for divisions in North America.

Additional Relevant Experience

ABB INC., New Berlin, WI

Director, Manufacturing Operations, Customer Service

Director, Logistics

Controller, Customer Service Division

ERNST & YOUNG, Milwaukee, WI



Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

Professional Development

Certified Public Accountant, WI

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified, The Lean Methods Group, Online

Executive Business Management Training, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, NC

Executive Business Management Training, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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