M: (615) 915-9024
Nashville TN 37205
Kellogg MBA, with distribution, manufacturing and service industry experience who develops and implements financial initiatives in support of key organizational objectives. Gene is a dynamic hands-on leader with keen analytical skills he uses at both the operational and strategic levels to develop a high performing team. Recent CFO of a small publicly traded company with operations in several states, where he, reestablished SEC compliance, implemented comprehensive financial reporting and controlling systems focused on key success metrics.
Key Skills include:
Financial and operational metrics – KFS
Clear communicator, great presentation skills
Budgeting, forecasting, capital allocation
Critical and probing quick analytical thinker
Variance analysis and actions for remediation
EXCEL expert with SAP and SQL experience
Growth initiatives, M&A, strategic expansion
Corporate finance, risk analysis, cash flow
Improvement of controlling tools / systems
Kellogg MBA, former McKinsey consultant
CFO Partner at TATUM LLC, a Ranstadt company, CFO and “C-Suite” services 11/2010- Present
Leads finance, office management, HR and IT departments.
Manages financial turnaround for a publicly traded energy sales organization.
Halves month end close effort through redesign and streamlining internal processes and workflow.
Restores SEC reporting compliance by bringing company current and resubmitting initial information statement.
Coordinates with and manages auditors during challenging 2009-2012 audit restatement.
Manages all back office reporting, analysis, and special analysis for CFO during PE investment and due diligence.
Leads forensic recast and reconciliation of accounts receivable schedule in wake of hastily performed spin-off.
Recasts and establishes optimal structure for deferred revenue recognition for bundled hard and software product.
Reduces security and litigation risk through implementation of new procedures and controls.
Identifies and negotiates realization of $500,000 in total savings with an IT outsourcing solution.
Directs, reviews, and submits yearly tax returns, monthly reporting and revenue distribution for 35 Oil & Gas producing general partnerships with over 900 members and complex ownership structures.
Controls contracts and capital expenditures ($22 million) for energy company.
Reconfigures ERP system (WolfePak software) for better transparency and management information.
Controller, (contract), Mountain City Meats, Meat Packing and Distribution – Sales $ 200 million 04/2010–08/2010
Eliminates over $114,000 in annual costs through Lean Management and process redesign in 4 months.
Directs local finance function and daily reporting to headquarters.
Supports year-end audit with complex account reconciliations while bringing current year up to date and completing multiple overdue month end closings.
Redesigns daily financial reporting through automation, EXCEL models and better utilization of IT systems.
Spearheads key customer ramp up involving over 120 new products. Launches new national account.
Designs and implements a new monitoring system to assure supply chain safety stock.
Creates and implements procurement tools and procedures to reduce lost production time.
VP Finance and Operations, Parenting Toys & Tools, Consumer products sourced in China 10/2006-04/2010
Prepares and presents prompt and accurate financial reports to management. Secures for monthly and annual reporting to the government and shareholders while executing day to day operations, financial management and accounting.
Specifies sources and imports manufactured product from China.
Personally executes contracts, complies with all tariffs and import and labeling requirements, prescribed by international and US laws.
Develops and documents standard operating procedures. Writes and implements corporate business plan, financial models, and reporting procedures.
Auditor, Davidson, Golden & Lundy PC, Public Accounting (CPA) firm 01/2006-08/2006
Contributed to multiple audits involving consolidation of subsidiaries.
Counseled clients on corporate structuring and optimum use of capital and debt.
In depth audits of construction companies focused on percentage of completion, job costing, and asset positions.
Tax optimization for family businesses from $20 million to $300 million in sales volume.
CFO / VP Finance, Wurth Service Supply, Inc., Fastener distribution – Sales $160 million 12/2004-05/2005
Leads finance function, HR and IT with team of 22. Responsible for budget, accounting, inventory, A/R, A/P, cash application, credit, and risk management, legal, HR and IT.
Oversees optimization of complex ERP System, IT staff, and legal issues
Prepares monthly financial operating results. Reports monthly results to international parent company.
Models and forecasts cash flow requirements and manages treasury function.
Directs cash flow, debt level monitoring and international fund transfers to German parent company.
Improves results through credit management and collections. 25% A/R reduction for top twenty customers.
Reduces working capital requirements. Initiates and drives a $10 million working capital inventory reduction effort
Finance Partner/ co-Founder, Photonics Trust, Private equity fund 08/2002/-03/2004
Self-starter with initiative who interacts effectively with capital markets. Raised $90 million capital commitments.
Structures and manages complex projects. Performed company audits, and project analysis using complex excel models.
Negotiates letters of intent prior to funding.
Controller/ VP Finance (contract), Lurgi TPS AG, Pharmaceutical plant and equipment engineering 01/2002-07/2002
Performs detailed analysis at project and departmental level. Budget auditing and controlling of fifteen major engineering projects during bid stage and operational execution including capital expenditures and purchase order approval.
Analyzes and reports on operational results including recommendations for increased profits.
Maximizes profitability with claims management. Key negotiator for pricing and claims during project life.
Consolidates and verifies monthly management reports to German headquarters utilizing SAP and EXCEL.
Champions operational improvements through technology. Initiated and managed migration to SAP.
COO / VP of Global Operations, OAR AG, e-Commerce software and IT Services 07/2000-1/2002
Implements financial project management methods for $120 million software development and consulting projects.
Reduces costs while maintaining operations and high service level to clients.
Restructures web design, software sales and consulting operations in the wake of Dot.Com era meltdown.
Leads and builds strong teams. Hires and directs management teams in three global operating divisions.
Directs and manages M&A and post-merger integration programs for all business units.
Director of Corporate Strategy & Development, SGL CARBON AG, manufacturing 10/1998-07/2000
Improves and leads annual budget and strategy process for $1 billion global manufacturer.
Responsible for strategic targeting, profiling, analysis and transaction management for global development initiatives.
Manages and executes cost-cutting program resulting in over 22% overhead cost reduction of approximately $15 million. Reduced staff by 14% at constant sales and capacity.
Phi-Pegasus GmbH, VP Finance – Real Estate Urban Rehabilitation. Directed multiple concurrent projects
Booz Allen & Hamilton, Principal – M&A and complex project management
McKinsey & Company, Senior Associate – Turnarounds, restructurings and complex project management
Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University, M.B.A.
Vanderbilt University – B.A. in Economics, minor in Computer Science, Cum Laude
Languages: Fluent in English, German and French