Finance Executive and strategic partner with the CEO and C-Level decision making. Accomplished executive with 25 years of diverse finance and operations experience in the Medical Devices/Healthcare, Fine Chemicals, IT, Franchise, and Manufacturing industries. He has held leadership positions at public and privately held companies ranging in size from $45M to $15B in annual sales. He worked for different business models (B2B, B2C, B2B2C) in different stages of evolution. Global perspective developed through ex-pat roles in Brazil, Belgium and Malaysia. Conducted business in Japan, China, The Netherlands, UK, and Spain. He brings to the CFO office an entrepreneur mindset to keep pulse on key business indicators and speed of execution. He was able to pivot to new industries and bring a “fresh” outlook to enable execution, improve profitability and growth.
Key Competencies include: Finance Team Building (Processes and Systems); Top grading talent; Strategic Planning and Execution; P&L Management; Debt Raising/ management and compliance; Cash Flow/Working Capital Management; M&A; Turnaround; Cost Accounting; HR/Benefits; IT; Legal. Languages (English; Portuguese; working knowledge of Spanish and French).
Enhanced Process; Systems and Controls (SOX and J-Sox);
Simplified and improved effectiveness of the planning process by implementing across three companies the framework of “Back-planning”
Upgraded and top graded the Finance team across three companies.
Improved EBITDA by 7% by cross-selling; addressing margin leakers and OPEX management
Collaborated with Sales to negotiate complex deals with Dow Chemical; Telefonica; Home Depot; etc.
Member of the Executive Team that spun-off Dunkin Brands from Allied Domecq to the consortium of Private Equity Firms (Bain, Carlyle, and TH Lee).
Renegotiated a $30MM Debt refinancing and bank covenants.
Further solidified CFO capabilities by assignments as Managing Director for APAC Business and Executive lead for Inside Sales.
Identified M&A funnel and business alliance deals worth $100MM. Partnered with the CEO on two major deals that secured a recurring revenue of 20% of North American Sales.
Enhanced Medical benefits by offsetting medical increase costs by plan redesign