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Manager Executive

Madison, IN
June 13, 2019

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Experienced global finance executive with an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership and over 15+ years of expertise in Finance, Accounting, Audit and International business. Results driven, hands on strategic leader and business partner with proven success in getting the job done while exceeding expectations. Significant and broad experience in finance, accounting, financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, gross margin analysis, reporting, consolidation, financial analysis, GAAP, IFRS, strategic planning, financial modeling, internal control, SOX, HR, treasury and IT. Managed Finance teams throughout the US, Europe & Asia. Background includes significant experience in Manufacturing, Retail, and the Airline industry, all which had multiple global locations.


University of Tennessee - Knoxville, - Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership, Master of Business Administration (MBA), December 2013. GPA: 4.0

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), May 1999

Major: Accounting, Minor: Computer Information Systems (CIS).


Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), May 2003. Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), May 2006


HILLENBRAND Batesville, IN Feb. 2018 – Present

$2B global diversified manufacturing company

Corporate Director of Finance

Responsible for providing corporate financial leadership directing and overseeing the global FP&A function for Hillenbrand ($2B in Revenue - 6 unique global business servicing multiple industries).

Drove finance transformation across the enterprise by partnering with Operating Company CFOs and their teams to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their business finance functions. As a result, we reduced the close cycle, improved accuracy of reporting and analysis, standardized process and procedures, improved margins, identified trends faster and improved forecast accuracy across all business.

Analyzed financial results, margins, trends and forecasts across all business, developed creative and insightful analysis of complex business issues/problems. Presented analysis and findings to the executive team to help drive business decisions in support of the company’s profitable growth objectives.

Led the business through monthly analysis of actual results, development of forecasts, M&A due diligence, integrations of new business and development of the annual operating plan along with their long-range strategic plans.

Rolled out a productivity savings tracker and associated tools to identify, capture, track, compare and analyze reported savings vs. planned productivity targets.

Drafted the MD&A (Management Discussions and Analysis) for the 10Q & 10K, prepared for and coordinated the investor day, analyst calls & presentations, the quarterly & annual earnings release preparation and presentations and supported the calls.

Implemented a global chart of account structure across the enterprise.

Revamped, standardized and implemented a global set of key financial and operating metrics across all businesses.

Led and participated in enterprise level strategic projects including M&A, divestures, lean, strategic sourcing, closing of plants and the rolling out of Hillenbrand’s operating model across the organization.

Developed financial presentations and written communications for presentation to executive management, the board of directors, and external investors / analysts.

DOVER CORPORATION Jan. 2011 – Jan. 2018

$8B global diversified manufacturing company

VEHICLE SERVICE GROUP, a Dover Company Downers Grove, IL Jan. 2014 – Jan. 2018

Vice President of Finance & IT / CFO April 2016 – Jan. 2018

Led and directed all financial ($300M+ Revenue), IT and fiscal management aspects of Vehicle Service Group’s operations in North and South America.

Responsibilities included; leading a team of 25+ Finance and IT employees, providing strategic leadership and coordination for all financial management infrastructure as well as oversight of internal controls, risk management, legal, information systems, forecasting, annual operating plan budget, strategic plan, acquisition due diligence/integration support, capital investment, IT roadmap, tax, treasury, regulatory compliance, working capital, accounting and talent development.

Trusted business partner of the President, CFO, General Manager and Executive team in the review and analysis of all financial information and operational results. Providing trend, scenario and gap analysis as needed.

Key business liaison working in collaboration with our Parent Company, Executive Management Team, our Regional General Managers and Value Stream leaders to ensure alignment to key business goals, the annual operating plan, strategy, corporate compliance, and three-year strategic plans.

Provided strategic financial and IT input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization.

Managed the preparation and delivery of the company’s financial packages, the disbursement and control of company assets, the performance of critical analysis and the management of information systems.

Led, developed and implemented the Strategic Plan & the Annual Operating Plan along with all forecasting and Financial Planning and Analysis. Support all strategic initiatives to help grow and improve the business.

Built credibility, established rapport, and maintained communication with internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels.

Continuously evaluated process flows, emphasizing continuous improvement in business processes using lean enterprise activities.

Ensured that internal control systems are established and functioning as required. Took immediate corrective action and implemented needed process and control improvements when deficiencies are identified.

Participated as an active team member to achieve $6M+ in annual YOY productivity savings.

Obtained significant Local and State Tax incentives and State workforce training grants including working with local municipalities on a large tax abatement project.

Oversaw the local implementation of, Synchrono Manufacturing and performed extensive vetting / gap analyses of a Dover Segment wide Oracle Cloud implementation.

Developed departmental performance goals, monitored key performance indicators, conducted performance reviews and evaluations, trained employees, and made several key staffing changes necessary to ensure the successful operation of the VSG Finance and IT teams.

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis Jan. 2014 – April 2016

Responsible for directing and overseeing the FP&A function for VSG globally across three regions (APAC, EMEA & NSA) and multiple value streams (Revenue $550M+).

Implemented an enterprise wide planning, budgeting and forecasting system which captures and analyzes the P&L, Balance Sheet, Free Cash Flow, Working Capital, Sales/Bookings by Geography, Backlog, Strategic Pricing, Net Material Cost, CAPEX, and Productivity in local currency by location and consolidates results into USD by region.

Direct oversight and responsibility for the Annual Operating Plan Budget (AOP) and three-year Strategic (STRAT) Plan, including presenting the AOP and STRAT Plan Presentations to the Executive Management Teams of the Parent Company.

Developed a Strategic Initiative Tracker and corresponding financial modeling to ensure alignment and implementation of goals and strategy across the company’s regions and business lines.

Rolled out Monthly and Quarterly Forecast Review meetings to discuss, review and analyze both forecast and actual results with each regional FP&A Manager and their Regional Management teams.

Implemented monthly Scorecards and rolled out Strategic Goal Deployment to ensure alignment to both AOP and Strategic Plan goals/initiatives along with monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators.

Identified, documented and corrected prior FP&A process deficiencies and bottlenecks impacting the consolidated forecasting process and FP&A function.

Defined key data needed from each region and implemented consistent monthly /quarterly forecasting packages with bridges so that all the regions were using a consistent format and process.

Streamlined the FP&A process to ensure consistent processes were in place that provided timely accurate reporting to the executive management teams while eliminating noise, duplicate reports and time-consuming reporting that did not add value to the organization.

Restructured reporting requirements to better provide consolidated focus, analysis and reporting on customers, competitors, pricing, head count, industry trends and market share data.

Improved the Corporate FP&A communication within each region ensuring consistency and adherence to deadlines while strengthening the relationships across the regional management teams and departments.

Improved the target setting process for both STRAT and AOP eliminating two weeks out of the previous process.

Key business liaison working in collaboration with our Parent Company, Executive Management Team and our Regional General Managers to ensure alignment to key business goals, the annual operating plan, strategy, corporate compliance, and three-year strategic plans.

Performed due diligence and acquisition analysis for multiple acquisition targets.

Partnered with the executive management team to ensure they had the FP&A data they needed in order to carry out the company’s objectives, strategies and annual goals.

Responsible for analysis of consolidated actual results along with the development and analysis of the consolidated monthly and quarterly forecasts, ad hoc projects and all modeling associated with these efforts.

DE-STA-CO, a Dover Company Auburn Hills, MI Jan. 2011 – Jan. 2014

Director of International Finance Sep. 2012 – Jan. 2014

Corporate Controller Jan. 2011 – Jan. 2014

Responsible for Financial Reporting, Consolidation, Compliance, Internal Control and Tax at an operating company of an $8B global diversified manufacturing company.

Direct oversight of the International Finance teams and strong dotted line oversight of our US Teams.

Traveled internationally extensively to perform detailed business, operational and financial reviews at locations in Germany, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Brazil, Thailand, India & China.

Key business liaison working in collaboration with our Parent Company, Executive Management Team and our Regional General Managers to ensure alignment to key business goals, the annual operating plan, strategy, corporate compliance, and three-year strategic plans.

Restructured the companies process for purchasing foreign currency; annualized savings exceed $600K for DE-STA-CO. Dover savings were close to $5 million.

Resolved three large Insurance Claims and managed the divestiture of two vacant plant facilities. Financial savings from these projects exceeded $570K.

Global Project Manager for Dover Finance Initiatives and Corporate projects, ensuring compliance to deadlines.

Maintain compliance with GAAP, SOX, Tax, Europe Safe Harbor, ITAR, Conflict Minerals and Customs Regulations.

Developed Key Financial Tools for reviewing Consolidated Financials and Individual Locations Results.

Perform Monthly Analysis around Financial Operating Results and Balance Sheets reviews.

Implemented Monthly Financial Review meetings.

Reduced a five-day month end close cycle to a two-day close cycle.

Took over and rebuilt a Finance department that had lost almost all their financial leaders.

Implemented Sarbanes Oxley and created a Global SOX Policy and Procedure Manual.

Successfully remediated and turned around years of poor audits and repeat findings.

Assisted with the preparation of the Annual Operating Plan and the Strategic Plan.


TOOL GROUP DIVISION Raleigh, NC Dec. 2006 – Jan. 2011

$6B global diversified manufacturing company.

Group Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis - June 2009 – Jan. 2011

Group Manager of Internal Control & Global AR - Dec. 2006 – June 2009

DELHAIZE GROUP Charlotte, NC Oct. 2004 – Dec. 2006

$26B Global Retailer - Audit Supervisor & Senior Corporate Auditor

US AIRWAYS Winston Salem, NC May 2002 – Oct. 2004

$8B Global Airline - Senior Internal Auditor

SPS TECHNOLOGIES Cleveland, OH Apr. 2000 – May 2002

$2B Global Manufacturer - Accountant

BOBER MARKEY & COMPANY Akron, OH May 1999 – Apr. 2000

Regional CPA Firm – Auditor

GRANT THORNTON, LLP Cleveland, OH Spring Semester 1998

National CPA Firm - Audit & Tax Intern

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