Shawnee, KS *6226
Highly motivated financial professional with extensive experience in treasury management. Proven abilities in cultivating strong financial institution relationships, liquidity and debt management, investments, cash forecasting and international transactions. Key knowledge and competencies in:
•Banking products and services
•Managing and ensuring compliance
•Managing liquidity under distressed market conditions
•Developing trusted partnerships
•Credit Revolvers/Bank Facilities
•Foreign Exchange and hedging
ADVENT FINANCIAL SERVICES 2012-Present
Kansas City, Missouri
Responsible for design, implementation and build-out of national check cashing network with financial institutions, credit unions, and retailers to support CPAs and tax preparation providers across the United States. Strong financial institution relationship management, forecasting, and marketing to promote the growth of the business.
H&R BLOCK, INC.-WORLD HEADQUARTERS 2000-2011
Kansas City, Missouri
Director-Bank Relations and Liquidity Management, 2006 to 2011
Cash Manager, 2000 to 2006
Managed all facets of domestic and international banking relationships for credit and treasury operations. Successfully developed new banking relationships for participation in credit consortium, refinancing of credit facility, and interpretation and fulfillment of credit facility compliance obligations. Managed the company’s cash assets to minimize banking costs and maximize investment of excess funds, controlled borrowing costs, and monitored investment portfolios for the company. Prepared cash forecasts for decision support and senior management. Interacted with all levels of management. Accomplishments include:
•Played integral role in renewing $1.7 billion credit facility during turbulent market conditions. Attracted and developed new bank relationships to consortium when others had exited. Managed credit facility during challenging market conditions and successfully issued commercial paper while under negative watch by rating agency.
•Replaced merchant credit card processor and implemented check truncation resulting in $500,000 annual savings.
*Consolidated field depository bank accounts for over 8,000 company owned locations resulting in $300,000 annual savings.
•Replaced corporate cash management bank resulting in $100,000 annual savings.
•Negotiated and implemented Treasury Workstation resulting in $250,000 annual savings.
•Implemented cash vault services with Diebold for check cashing machines and negotiated over 50 check cashing agreements throughout country.
•Centralized all cash transactions and banking issues through Treasury Department to segregate roles and responsibilities within the Finance Department.
•Developed and conducted Sarbanes Oxley compliance within the Treasury Group.
PAYLESS CASHWAYS, INC. (Building Materials Provider) 1997 - 2000
Kansas City, Missouri
Directed cash operations, debt management, and maintained strong banking relationships for all depository and credit needs during Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings. Provided daily liquidity projections and cash forecasts to senior management. Adhered to compliance obligations pursuant to credit agreement. Monitored and controlled standby and documentary letter of credit facilities. Prepared reports to senior management to include drawn debt levels and weighted rates. Accomplishments include:
•Assisted in refinancing of $260,000,000 Revolver Line of Credit.
•Replaced custodian for pension plan to enhance investment results.
•Obtained new disbursement bank resulting in over a $300,000 annual savings.
•Minimized company’s overall bank fees by consolidating over 40 bank accounts.
•Provided senior management with cash positioning information to aide in decision making process through Chapter 11 proceedings.
MIDLAND LOAN SERVICES, L.P., a subsidiary of PNC Bank 1992 - 1997
Overland Park, Kansas
TREASURY SUPERVISOR, 1993 to 1997
CASHIER, 1992 to 1993
Oversaw accurate reporting and distribution of funds for an $18 billion portfolio with over 3,000 bank accounts throughout the nation. Managed staff handling the receipts, operations, and investments of the Treasury Department. Cross-trained staff on all operational systems and processes. Reviewed and interpreted business contracts to ensure compliance with investment and banking guidelines. Established and maintained client relationships and served as main point of contact for clients’ cash management transactions. Accomplishments include:
•Contributed to the design and implementation of a treasury workstation to automate functions and provide efficiency within the Treasury and Accounting Departments.
•As Cashier, performed cash management and investment functions. Virtually started the Treasury Department which was founded in July 1991.
•Was promoted to Treasury Supervisor from position of Cashier.
Bachelor of Science, Major-Finance
Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Certified Treasury Professional
Certified Cash Manager
Member of Association for Financial Professionals