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Norcross, Georgia, United States
April 30, 2019

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Peachtree Corners, Georgia

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Versatile and accomplished Finance/Accounting professional, experienced with success in diverse business and manufacturing industries - Chemicals, Consumer Products, Fine Paper, Containerboard, and Pulp. Experienced in both privately held and public companies. A strategic leader that develops and executes cost savings, process improvements and revenue enhancement initiatives aligned with strategic business objectives. Proven professional who is a key strategic business partner and provides critical leadership to the executive and nonexecutive teams. Self-starter with ability to prioritize and manage projects in a fast-paced, multitasking environment, with a reputation of creating and implementing innovative opportunities to drive positive results aligned with strategic goals. Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills. Proficient in JDE, Hyperion, SAP, SAP Business Warehouse, ADAGE, and INFINIUM.


Optimizing Business Performance Financial Controls/Systems Capital Strategy & Planning

Operational/IT/Supply Chain Financial Management Talent Acquisition & Development

Strategic Planning/Development Systems Implementation Business Modeling

Full Accounting Close Process Profit & Loss, Sarbanes Oxley Financial Forecasting and Budgeting


WESTROCK (Formerly ROCKTENN CORPORATION) – Panama City, Florida

Controller – Panama City Mill June 2015 – April 2019

Key financial leadership role in the $300MM Pulp and Containerboard Mill. Principled Business Partner led the Accounting/Finance activities, full P&L’s for the manufacturing site.

Direct and develop an accounting staff of seven in the accounting and finance activities at the Panama City Mill.

Review transactions for adherence to SOX, GAAP, and company policies. Assure protection for business assets through appropriate internal controls and auditing.

Provide analytical support and communicate recommendations to the mill management team to support valued added business decisions.

Provide business reporting insight and variance analysis to the senior mill and division management.

Guide the annual budgeting process.

Provide justification for capital investment proposals.

GEORGIA-PACIFIC – Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Manager of Analysis - Consumers Products Group May 2005– June 2015

Leadership role in the $8B Consumer Products Group – Financial and Business analysis/reporting.

Provided analytical support and communicated recommendations to senior business analysts and leaders across Consumer Products to support value added business decisions.

Worked closely with Consumer Product Businesses, Corporate Reporting & Information Technology Departments to create reporting & analytical efficiencies across the segment.

Integrated all business acquisitions and reorganizations into the business reporting infrastructure.

Developed broker commission reporting system that identified $2MM annual savings.

GEORGIA-PACIFIC – Jacksonville, Florida

Manager of Analysis/Process Engineer – Jacksonville Service Center July 2001 to May 2005

SAP expert and process engineer leader for Accounts Payable at the Jacksonville Shared Service Center.

Analyze the Accounts Payable systems and processes and implement changes to maximize processing efficiencies.

Key project manager and problem solver for Accounts Payable system upgrades and conversions to SAP.

Facilitated the transfer of accounts payable processing to and from the Jacksonville Shared Service Center

Provided key leadership and counsel on accounting process improvements and internal controls.


GEORGIA-PACIFIC – Bellingham, Washington

Business Analyst/Accounting Manager – Bellingham Mill April 1989 to July 2001

Financial business partner to the Pulp Business Manager and Pulp Mill Superintendent.

Strong business modeling skills. Created a business model in EXCEL for business modeling, analysis, product costing, forecasting, and sales and operating planning. Conducted in-depth analyses that changed the direction of the Pulp business and Pulp making processes.

Analyzed, developed, and reported cost and budget data, variance analyses, and forecasts.

Supervisory & hands on responsibility for all cost & sales accounting functions for the Pulp, Chemical, and By-product businesses.

Directed and developed an accounting staff of nine in the activities of Credit/Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Construction and Maintenance, Payroll, and Invoicing at the Bellingham Mill.

Oversaw the monthly closing activities for a $255MM Tissue, Pulp, and Chemical business.

Oversaw all state and local tax preparation and issue resolution.

Reviewed transactions for adherence to GAAP and company policies.

Prepared investment proposals, journal entries, profit and loss statements, trends, and various Mill, Division, and Corporate reports.

Provided key leadership and counsel on accounting process improvements and internal control initiatives that led to the consolidation of many positions and a strong internal control environment.

Finance leader for the implementation and continuous improvement efforts for the ERP system ADAGE

Designed, programmed, and implemented many accounting system tools in ACCESS and EXCEL

Finance leader for several accounting system conversions to INFINIUM.


Bachelor of Arts in Accounting; June 1989; GPA 3.5

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

— Military Service —

United States Marine Corps, August 1981 – August 1984, Rank-Sergeant, Military Occupational Specialty-Intelligence Analyst, Top Secret Clearance, Honorable Discharge.

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