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Guest Lecturer Board Member

Location:
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404
Posted:
April 28, 2022

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BOB FINN

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Windsor, California 95492

Phone 540-***-**** email:adqwqg@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

A senior executive with a track record of ACHIEVING REVENUE GROWTH and INCREASED PROFITABILITY in a wide range of Global assignments. An INNOVATIVE and STRATEGIC THINKER with a demonstrated ability

to ACHIEVE RESULTS by developing and MOTIVATING TEAMS while IMPROVING CUSTOMER RELATIONS.

Experience ranging from full P & L responsibility for International start-up Operations to Strategic Planning of Billion$

Operations. Over 35-year career includes:

*Extensive Domestic and INTERNATIONAL Operating experience (8 years International assignments)

*Full P & L responsibilities for 30+ Countries with TRIPLED GROWTH in 3 years to $180 million

*Streamlined GLOBAL MANUFACTURING Operations

*Successful consulting jobs in 6 different industries saving an average $1.5mil per company.

*Extensive GLOBAL ACQUISITION Analysis and START-UP EXPERIENCE in several Industries

*Significant FORECASTING and BUDGETARY Experience

*Early background as Industrial Engineer working with Efficiency consulting company analyzing costs.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

SBRAGIA WINERY - ACCOUNTANT 2021 - 2022

Joined Sbragia on a part time basis assisting with bookkeeping while the virus made consulting around the country unsafe.

SURPRISE RIDE – COO & BOARD MEMBER 2016 – 2018

Joined SR as their COO in 2016 to evaluate their strategic plan and to convert them from an online subscription

Company to a Toy Manufacturer selling direct to Retail. Have relocated their warehouse to CA and got them

listed on Amazon and placed with Michaels for the Fall season and initiated long term planning.

FOUFOU PET PRODUCTS – CFO & BOARD MEMBER 2015 – 2017

Joined FouFou as their CFO in June 2015 to organize their finances, initiate budgeting and forecasting and to secure funding for the company in early 2017. The company does in excess of $3mil in the category of Pet toys and has an international clientel.

4DCITYSCAPE - CFO & BOARD MEMBER 2013 – 2017

Joined 4DCityscape officially as CFO in the beginning of 2015 after several years of consulting with the owner on how to approach the Toy market with his product. Prepare and review weekly financials to include performance by product, key accounts and overall financial status. 2015 was the first profitable year for the company and we have now successfully partnered with a new banking institution to fund future growth.

ALTA / DB – CEO/CFO & BOARD MEMBER 2010 - 2013

Joined ALTA, a 35 year old kneepad company, in 2010 as they posted their 7th straight year of sales decline and losses. Posted a 17% increase in sales in 2011 and the first profits in 8 years by reducing the sku’s 80%, consolidating operations in Mexico, outsourcing warehousing, and moving offices from a 17000sq ft facility to a 2000 sq ft office. Initiated a product catalog, website and a professionally done booth at the trade show. In 2012 started a new division to expand sales into Garden, Toy, and Gift items and set up a 120 rep sales force.

BRAINYTOYS – CEO & BOARD MEMBER 2008-2010

Brought on to integrate 4 acquisitions made in the beginning of 2008 and initiate budgets and set the strategic

vision for a consolidation effort. Company had acquisitions in Hong Kong, England and the USA. Sourcing was reviewed and lines reduced from over 5000 items to roughly 500 important revenue producers. Domestic operations were consolidated and product development meetings introduced to change the direction of the companies that were purchased. Generated 1st Profit ever at Marshmallow Fun Co. of 20%.

MASTERPIECES INC – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 2006-2007

Responsible for Operations, Finance, Marketing, Product Development and Strategic Planning in relatively new but dynamic company looking to grow through acquisition. Planned and delivered budgeted profits for first time while also introducing company to China sourcing and Seattle warehousing. Identified and delivered 4 acquisitions to balance company portfolio while creating product development cycle.

FANTASMA – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 2005 - 2006

Responsible for all Operations and Finance in start up venture

PLYMOUTH INC- CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 2000 – 2004

Responsible for all internal operations in addition to Board and Bank relations.

*Upgraded staff levels with significant external infusion

*Reduced Manufacturing headcount 70% on same volume.

*Developed Productivity measures while increasing efficiency 25+%

*Initiated Forecasting and inventory controls.

*Eliminated external warehousing (3 locations)

*Established vendor reviews and visits to improve relationships and costs ($1mil saved in 2002)

GRAND TOY-CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 1998 – 1999

Responsible for all logistics at Canada’s largest Toy Distributor while developing strategy for diversification and identifying potential targets. Did one acquisition of a USA based puzzle company.

HASBRO TOY 1976 to 1998

$5 billion Global Toy/Game Manufacturer. Part of team put together in 1976 when it was only $76 million.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT MARKET DEVELOPMENT 1995 – 1998

Responsible for developing strategy and implementing growth in all markets outside of Western Europe and the Americas. Identified a new Global Distribution approach and adjusted personnel to initiate profitable growth in

market share. Using Australia and New Zealand as marketing models and benchmarking against best global practice

began 50% per annum growth and profits where none existed. Particular success stories were:

*Turkey 14 million in 1997 from September 1994 start-up

*Poland 7 million in 1997 from 1995 start-up

*Israel 6 million from 1995 start-up

*Croatia 60% market share

*Slovenia 45% market share

*South Africa….$3.5 million from average $0.6 million track record in 2 years

*Japan Oversaw Operations in growth from $2 million to $45 million

*Australia/NZ…Reestablished profitability of both markets

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, 1989–1994

Responsible for Global Manufacturing Operations, Planning, MIS, and Human Resources:

*Continued cost control holding product costs without increase for 5 years

*Increased productivity 23%

*Enhanced automation, improved inventory turns, and consolidated factories/suppliers

*Reduced continuing product lead times 30%

*Advanced new product introduction cycle 6 months

*Established 2 Chinese joint manufacturing ventures

*Established Asian planning/budgetary systems and assisted Japanese acquisition

VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS PLANNING, 1982 – 1988

Led Global Milestone Group on new product design and improved Orient planning coordination. Established

Global Operations Group coordinating worldwide manufacturing and planning.

DIRECTOR STRATEGIC PLANNING, 1976 – 1981

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL –Supervisor Financial Analysis 1974 to 1976

MENSA, 1976 – PRESENT

Currently one of the judges that meet annually to select the best new games in the Toy Industry.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

BRYANT COLLEGE 1976 – 1989 – Professor of Computers

VIRGINIA TECH 2001 – 2004 – Guest Lecturer on Operations and Finance

EDUCATION

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, 1974 MBA (OPERATIONS/FINANCE)

BROWN UNIVERSITY, 1971 AB (PSYCHOLOGY)



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