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Willoughby, Ohio, 44094, United States
January 12, 2017

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Domenick Catanese

**** ****** **** ********** *****, OH 44094 239-***-**** Executive Profile

Strategic business professional with a unique blend of financial analysis, valuation, accounting, M&A, industrial manufacturing operations, capital investment, and project management experience. Business acumen to analyze corporate strategies & vision through the utilization of quantitative modeling, problem solving, and case reporting to develop comprehensive financial & operational assessments, define strategic direction, rationalize investment recommendations, and provide senior executives with the necessary technical support in its decision-making, planning, and implementation processes. Education

University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 2009

Concentration in Corporate Finance & Investments

Completed a Study-Abroad Program in China

Rollins College Winter Park, FL

Bachelor of Arts (BA) – 2002

Major in Economics; Minor in Business Administration Technical Skills

Financial Accounting:

Financial Modeling: ability to create, analyze, and correlate quantitative data sets to develop effective performance reporting

Corporate Accounting: ability to construct, audit, analyze, and re- formulate integrated financial statements

Schedules: ability to track and develop financial support for different financing, interest, amortization, depreciation, and other corporate investing / distribution activities

Valuation / M&A:

Valuation Modeling: ability to construct DCF models, define variable assumptions, and develop sensitivity analysis utilizing business valuation methodologies / different approaches

Strong understanding of deal negotiations, earn-out clause, holdbacks, due diligence, financing, and legal execution documents

Completed the Wall Street Prep training programs in both mergers

& acquisitions and leveraged buyout modeling

Business Operations Strategy:

Communications: ability to construct concise written documents, including: capex justifications, operational assessments, research reports, and presentations

Operations: ability to create workflow process mapping and develop detailed standard operating procedures & control documents within the organizational structure

Software / Technology:

Microsoft Office Pro: advanced capabilities in the utilization of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Projects, and Visio

Financial Software: Hyperion, QuickBooks, Pivot Tables, & Others

ERP Systems: SAP


Safeguard Properties, Inc. – 2016 Valley View, OH

A private, multi-billion-dollar company that is one of the nation’s largest service providers to the mortgage default & distressed property industry. Also, operates Safeguard Capital Group (SCG) Partners, a +$100MM private equity venture specializes in the acquisition and integration of specific field serves companies in the Southeastern US.

Director of Finance & Accounting

Completed a six-month contract as an integral member of the SCG project leadership team responsible for the acquisition strategy / deal execution of multiple landscape entities in FL (deals ranging from $1MM to +$70MM in size), operational integration, and all financial accounting (controller) activities throughout the negotiation, due diligence, deal execution, and post-close acquisition process.

Managed all accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking transactions, reconciliations, financial schedules / activities, and accounting journal entries; along with the preparation of all integrated financial statements & reporting (both at the individual entities level and consolidated financials rolled up to the parent company level).

Supported the SCG new business venture strategic planning process & execution timeline of multiple acquisitions to be integrated into one larger scale corporate operating entity with state specific expansion planning – geographic hubs, tuck-ins, market blueprint, and downstream supply chain planning.

Assisted Safeguard general counsel, SCG managing directors, and third-party business consulting firms with acquisition activities, including: purchase agreements, due diligence, acquisition target strategies, closing asset purchase allocations, other specific identifiable issues that required resolution to both acquire & integrate new companies into the Safeguard’s matrix of entities established as the structured holding companies through SCG as the vehicle to acquire, operate, and fully integrate businesses into this new capital investment venture.

Contributed to the furthered developed of acquisition strategies, deal closing analysis, post-close integration planning / implementation which included the standardization of policies & procedures under new Safeguard / Equity Shareholder ownership.

Defined acquisition strategy synergies, economies of scale, high-barrier to entry product services, operational profit drivers, and unrealized leverage across material suppliers specific to the Florida Landscape Project currently in focus. 2

Arch Eagle Group & America Northcoast Securities – 2015 to 2016 Beachwood, OH A private financial services company, which includes a broker/dealer, private investment advisory, investment management entities, hedge funds, and other investment businesses.

Controller, Accounting & Financial Reporting

Primarily responsible for the development / execution of revenue & expense settlements for the firm’s clear through broker-dealers, investment advisory firms, investment management firms, hedge funds, and other private registered representative associates.

Developed all financial reporting to analyze the company’s detailed streams of revenue, expenses by office ranges, and create financial models to recommend areas in which to increase focus (profitability drivers), as well as, audit areas of concern (expenses).

Responsible for all company daily/monthly/quarterly accounting activities, books & records, and financial document archiving, including: cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, expense mark-ups, and direct bill payment services.

Highly involved with ownership towards the development of financial FOCUS reports to the SEC/FINRA and third-party consultants relative to the annual financial audit process.

Created detailed MS Visio mapping documents to define the company’s standard operating procedures in all aspects of back-office daily/monthly/quarterly operations, including: finance & accounting, compliance, trading allocations, and business client services

Provided daily support and assistance for the firm’s institutional trading desk and trade execution allocations for the company’s various types of business clients.

Holds a FINRA/SEC Series 7 License and a Series 27 License, Financial and Operations Principal, candidate. CAT Technologies, LLC – 2013 to 2015 Cleveland, OH A private company specialized in industrial air filtration and industrial process equipment for oil, gas, and electrical power generation infrastructure, including: Midwestern US, Mexico, and other parts of Latin America. Financial Operations Consultant

Prepared sales reports, profit & loss reports, price quotations, and analyzed profitability for job projects in process

Created project documentation, presentation materials, timeline mapping for equipment shipping / installation, and performed project cost analysis for internal management

Developed financial models for project planning, budgeting, and forecasting

Assisted in vendor, engineering, and service relationships management to develop strategic timelines of equipment installation projects in progress Tremco, Inc. (RPM International) – 2010 to 2013 Beachwood, OH Tremco is one of three operating companies that make up the RPM Building Solutions Group, a $1.2 billion industrial chemicals company with 3,500 employees that manufactures chemical materials / products to service the global commercial construction market. RPM BSG is an affiliate of RPM International, Inc., $3.6 billion in annual revenues and 9,000 employees worldwide. Financial Operations Manager, Product Stewardship Group

Enhanced the development of quantitative models to assess manufacturing facility site specific production capacity, equipment utilization, product line profitability, fixed overhead costs absorption needs, and create visibility to future gaps based on anticipated changes to the existing product offerings mix.

Designed financial tools used by senior management for the purpose of portfolio optimization, a detailed analysis of a product line by branded offering and material formulation at a SKU level to evaluate the financial health of each product segment by geographic sales performance, set pricing level breakdowns, production costs, and fixed overhead absorption needs to highlight unrealized profitability and justify strategic shifts to an offering.

Developed and integrated new degrees of analytical modeling into the sales & operational planning process that involved production forecasting at a SKU level by geographic sales view, batch production cycle analysis / bottleneck risks assessments in manufacturing, and raw material volume level requirements by purchasing functions.

Led a capital expenditure initiative that secured a multi-million-dollar investment. Constructed IRR/ROI financial analysis models, wrote the business case justification, and worked closely with the facility engineers throughout completion.

Led a cross-functional project team in a complex new product development to commercialization that re-shaped a product line with $28MM in existing revenue and additional growth expectation. Project included a chemistry innovation +5 years in development, consolidation of multiple existing brands, discontinuation of two existing material formulations, collaborative engineering / production efforts by two manufacturing facilities, large-scale capital equipment upgrade, and international sales channel expansions.

Collaborated with the business development team to evaluate strategic alliance and acquisition opportunities, including: the reconstruction of financials / business valuation models, define value creation through synergies, assessment of strategic fit to the business unit, and research in the competitive landscape / market-based opportunities vs. risks.

Led the development of a strategic imperative (highest priority projects) on a critical, underperforming segment of the business unit with revenues of $23MM, down 26% in 3 years. The project involved a complete current state evaluation and recommended strategic plan to re-define an entire product segment, the financial operations and production processes of its respective manufacturing facility, and the overall approach to market for this segment and its unique customer base relative to the rest of the business unit. After two years into the project, product segment revenues increased to $34MM by fiscal year end (June 2013). Product Manager

Managed multiple sealant and coating product lines, responsibilities included: lead product development projects, create marketing presentations, coordinate technical documentation/literature/product testing integrity, develop promotional sales strategies, define product pricing levels, monitor financial performance (competitive pricing, sales revenues, and profitability analysis).

Collaborated with the business development team to evaluate strategic alliance and acquisition opportunities, including: the reconstruction of financials / business valuation models, define value creation through synergies, assessment of strategic fit to the business unit, and research in the competitive landscape / market-based opportunities vs. risks. 3

CVK Wealth Management, LLC – 2006 to 2009 Naples, FL An independent wealth management firm that advised and managed clients’ financial investment portfolios, retirement planning, insurance needs, and multi- generation family wealth transfer strategies for designated beneficiaries. Investment Advisor

Built an $8MM book of business, including multiple clients with +$1MM in assets, utilizing existing clients, personal networks, and client relationship referrals.

Performed company research, stock valuation, and asset allocation strategies in the construction, monitoring, and review of investment portfolios. Merrill Lynch – 2004 to 2006 Naples, FL

One of the world’s leading financial management and advisory companies, providing financial planning, wealth management, and investment banking services. Financial Advisor

Developed advisory skill-set in client profiling, asset allocation, equity research, options strategies, and trade execution.

Established a $6MM book of business, with an account average of $300K, during first 15 months in production through products including: managed retail and retirement accounts, loan management accounts, life insurance, annuities, and mortgages.

Completed corporate financial advisory training program and attained securities licenses including, Series 7 & 66; Life, Health, & Variable Annuity; Certified Financial Manager (CFM).

Nettis Environmental, Ltd. – 2002 to 2004 Cleveland, OH A Midwest based private company specialized in industrial air filtration with approximately 28 employees and annual revenues of $9 MM. Sold air pollution control equipment, engineered facility ventilation systems, managed the project installation process, and serviced existing industrial systems. Accounts included large industrial manufacturing corporations: General Motors, Ford, Detroit Diesel, Alcoa, Eaton, General Electric, Little Tikes, Nestle, etc. Financial Analyst

Prepared monthly sales reports, profit & loss reports, and assisted senior accountant with financial accounting statements.

Created project documentation, presentation materials for customers, and performed project cost analysis for internal management.

Managed supplier relationships and coordinated with sales reps / clients to develop strategic timelines of large equipment installation projects in progress.

Community Involvements

Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, Young Professionals Association (2010 to 2013)

Active Alumni Member for University School in Hunting Valley, OH (class of 1998)

Active in Youth Sports Coaching for the City of Wickliffe (2016)

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