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Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Daphne, AL
March 25, 2019

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Marcus Currey

Daphne, AL 559-***-****

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Cross Functional Collaboration & Training Organizational Leadership

A Chief Financial and Administrative Officer with extensive experience leading a $350 million vertically integrated multiple-entity agribusiness, a $250 million private equity start-up, and a $7 billion Fortune 100 publicly owned business. Managed $376.5 million M&A transactions and $50 million in organic new product launches. Acknowledged as a talent builder, inspirational team leader, and a visionary strategic planner. Expertise in finance, accounting, legal, risk, administrative management, operations, HR, and union / nonunion labor negotiations.

Core Competencies

● Treasury & Risk Management ● Financial Planning & Analysis ● Vendor Management

● Business Process Reengineering ● Business Integration, M&A, & Divestiture ● Audit, Tax, & Governance

● HR Labor Relations, Benefits, & Safety ● Contract Negotiation & Procurement ● KPI Management

Professional Experience


A small, family-owned factory-direct distributor of industrial and commercial LED lighting and management consulting services with annual sales less than $1 million.

CEO, CFO, and LLC Co-Manager

Oversee consulting, lighting operations, energy audits, lighting performance analytics, and financial analysis for executive sales presentations. Administer legal, LLC reporting, tax, business permits, and insurance matters.

$1.5 million in sales achieved by earning recognition as one of three Pacific Gas & Electric Central California based "energy trade professionals" that resulted from of hundreds of hours of research, field application, manufacturer technology training and utility company technology, and finance / incentive workshops.

$1 million in revenue produced by executing a business plan for a startup LLC encompassing structuring the operating agreement, determining tax strategies, preparing the customer sales and collection procedures, and establishing the accounting and banking processes.

15% in distributor costs saved and 10% improved cash flow realized by negotiating a manufacturer's supply agreement with lower high-volume discount pricing and advance deposit requirements, as well as zero interest on outstanding balances.


A vertically integrated agribusiness conglomerate with 1,500 annual and seasonal employees generating $350 million in yearly revenues from commodity buying, storage, processing and trading operations, farming operations, agricultural farm harvesting services, poultry, and raw materials processing and distribution.

Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer

Led 13 direct and 45 indirect reports in finance, accounting, purchasing, risk management, administration, human resources, tax, safety, and environmental engineering functions.

Organizational Leadership, Cross-Functional Collaboration & Training

$55 million line of credit refinanced saving interest averaging $1 million annually and securing terms without mandated changes to available credit by accelerating financial statement delivery, improving management discussion and analysis of operations results, and implementing a reliable budgeting / forecasting process.

$2 million product margin added by developing activity-based cost model spreadsheets that accurately accommodated rapidly changing commodity, farming, transportation, poultry, and raw materials processing costs.

$1 million annual decrease in benefit plan expenses noted by bidding out third party administrator / network options, categorizing medical treatment costs, identifying copay changes, and aligning company costs with the labor market.

78% reduction in time to issue senior management reporting and a restoration of finance and administration productivity accomplished by agreeing on the reporting process and timing, each person's role, and any training needed while developing tracking reports for continuous compliance.

Financial Planning & Analysis

$1.6 million in annual SG&A and operating cost spend prevented by redesigning the staffing and compensation plan to align with industry averages through collaboration across all companies and departments, the preparation of a comparative cost analysis, and the establishment of an HR plan.

$1 million in self-insured worker's compensation savings recorded by contracting a third-party administrator to provide case management cost information, probing first treatment injury options, developing injury KPI's, implementing cross-functional accountability meetings, and conducting on the job safety training.

$200,000 saved for a union garage operation fleet travelling two million miles yearly by building new garage operation general ledger cost reports, data mining for analytical spreadsheets, facilitating a bidding process, and conducting favorable third-party vendor contract negotiations with reporting, expense, and performance parameters.

$50,000 in lower premium and more comprehensive insurance coverage for a feed mill with sensitive dust and electrical issues negotiated by instituting new in-house inspection, housekeeping and maintenance procedures, preparing a building and equipment replacement cost analysis, and allowing follow up insurance carrier inspections.

Previous Experience


A domestic and international marketer of branded and non-branded industrial, food service, and consumer packaged foods generating $250 million in annual revenues in six locations in five states.

Vice President Finance

Directed 24 direct and indirect reports managing corporate and multiple location operations, supply chain, strategic alliance, sales administration, finance, general accounting, tax and treasury functions, risk management, IT, and key commodity futures administration.

$1 billion in annual sales projected and $100,000 saved monthly by launching an enterprise information systems platform to replace Borden shared services, generating a business process blueprint, and implementing PeopleSoft and enterprise (SAP) planning solutions along with the associated training in nine months.

Published an SEC compliant registration statement for the exchange of $115 million in notes by hiring key staff, creating GAAP compliant proforma balance sheets and operating results, writing SEC required management analysis of operations, and coordinating with a CPA firm and an SEC review to satisfy SEC electronic formatting requirements.

Created an annual budget and a short- and long-range forecasting tool by developing activity-based forecasting and reporting models with the flexibility to accommodate the consolidation of new and planned acquisitions in combination with the profitability and cost system (PACS), a custom financial forecasting platform.

Established corporate governance by instituting written standardized policies and procedures and new financial governance requirements identified in the Borden purchase agreement, term loan, line of credit, SEC registered notes, equity classifications, and a new capital asset structure.

$376.5 million startup made operational within 30 days by building the accounting, finance, and treasury operations through the application of career experiences and identification of the new company needs from the incoming president, chairperson, and private equity management team.

Additional experience at Borden Inc. as a Group and Strategic Business Unit Controller

Education & Professional Development

Master of Business Administration


Bachelor of Science in Accounting

West Virginia University

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ohio

Leadership Fresno Class 22 • Software Training • Economic Value Added (EVA) Concepts and Key Performance Indicators • Cross Functional Team Concepts and Application • Strategic Planning and Development • Eagle Family Foods System Implementation • Social Styles Training

Pacific Gas and Electric Trade Professional Association, Member

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