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March 08, 2019

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Finance & Operations Professional with 25+ years experience in consumer goods, distribution, manufacturing and

service businesses seeking an opportunity to use proven leadership skills to make significant improvements to a growing company.


SJL Company Inc. Philadelphia Pa (February 2015 - Current)

SJL Company imports varied products from China to sell to retailers and manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Canada. (Revenues over $30 MM)


Increased Revenue while reducing expenses, improving profitability and banking relationships through better forecasting and results.

Managed staff of 4 to accomplish many goals everyday - used Navision (now Microsoft Dynamics) software to streamline monthly close and improve financial reporting

BETHANNA, Southampton Pa (February 2014 – January 2015)

Non-Profit Organization of 150 associates who care for foster children in Philadelphia and the surrounding area


Drove Company expansion by 40% in 2014 revenues and people.

Budget of $20 Million – very cash poor – required daily cash management

Managed staff of 4 inexperienced financial members to improve GL and monthly close.

WATERLOO GARDENS INC., Exton Pa (December 2009 – September 2013)

High Quality Garden Centers with 4 large stores in Pennsylvania & Delaware (sales over $30Million)


Led staff of 13 in Accounting, HR, Retail Operations, Buying & Marketing

Managed finance and accounting operations to include forecasting, cash management, payroll,

Accounts payable, vendor and tax management

Developed into COO role handling all aspects of the business as chief decision maker and communicator.

WATHNE LIMITED, Cranbury, New Jersey February 2009 – November 2009)

Manufacturer of Vera Bradley handbags and promotional items for leading retailers and cosmetic companies ($60MM in sales)


Led staff of 11 in Accounting, Financial Analysis, Logistics, and Customer Service

Constructed budget of $60M in Sales – Implemented SAP Enterprise Package

Gave direction to Hong Kong, China manufacturing operations

CHARMING SHOPPES, INC., Bensalem, Pennsylvania 1995 - 1999 and 2002 – 2009)

Retail provider of women’s apparel with more than 2,400 nationwide stores and annual sales in excess of $3.2B

Director of Operations Planning (2007 - 2009) (Tucson Arizona)

Headed finance operations, optimized general accounting processes, and realized exceptional business development of Crosstown Traders, Inc., $300M catalog division

Launched $100M catalog for Lane Bryant

Opened and directed new retail outlet store, resulting in sales boost from $800K to $1.8M

Performed role of Controller for 400-seat Call Center operation, reducing first-year costs by $1.2M

Associate Director of Inventory Control, Accounts Payable & Letter of Credit (2002 – 2007)

Led team of 25 in newly formed business service center in Merchandise AP & Inventory Control

Received Service Employee of the Year Award, Team received Department of the Year Award


FAO Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (2001 – 2002)

Large retail toy chain with 200 nationwide stores and annual sales in excess of $400M

Director of Accounting Operations

Improved inventory control systems and processes for reorganized company, Zany Brainy

Assumed accounts payable duties following sale of Zany Brainy to The Right Start

Improved inventory and accounts payable processes

Incorporated The Right Start and FAO Schwarz inventory and accounts payable management to Zany Brainy staff.

DAVID’S BRIDAL INC, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (1999 – 2001)

Retail bridal apparel chain with 150 nationwide stores and annual sales in excess of $300M

Vice President of Accounting Operations

Corrected inventory control issues originating in Distribution Center

Started as Director of Inventory Control, but the CFO asked me to serve as Vice President of Distribution immediately

Recruited management team for 180,000 square-foot Distribution Center who are still there running their DC’s

Implemented Manhattan warehouse management system in a record implementation time

Led Inventory Integrity Program for Distribution Center and stores, improving replenishment and model store

inventory by 30% over prior year

Published company’s first customs compliance manual, launched Vendor Compliance Program, and successfully

passed first customs audit

JOHNSON & JOHNSON, King of Prussia PA (1979 – 1984)

Extracorporeal Division of J & J, that became J & J Cardiovascular after some products were shifted, 4 plants and

sales force and support of $60 MM Business

Manager of Accounting Services,

Participated in the Credit Management Training sessions and I was an active participant in the J&J Credit Council with all medical divisions. I was promoted to the Manager of Accounting Services in charge of Payroll, A/P, Relocation Expenses

Managed futures contracts in Deutsche Marks used to purchase main raw materials in Germany.

J & J paid my education expenses while I completed my MBA program. There were excellent mentors

that helped shape my Management Skills and provided me the base to become an excellent financial leader


Chief Financial Officer with Palko Continental

Manager, Turnaround Mgmt with the largest non-big 4 CPA firm in PA, Parente, Beard

President, Chief Financial Officer, and Controller with divisions of the Goodway Companies

Director of Revenue Accounting with Conrail Corporation


Ten years as the treasurer of Knights of Columbus

Seven years on the Finance Board of St Jude’s Parish


M.B.A., Information Technology Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

B.A., Accounting Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey


Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania

Certified Payroll Professional

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