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Name Andrew
Phone 630-430-7779
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions President and CMO
Pervasive Strategy Group
St. Charles, IL (Chicago)
(Management Consulting)

COO EVP Sales & Marketing
VisTracks
Lisle, IL
(Predictive Analytics Tech)

Chief Marketing Officer
Paradigm
Houston, TX
(E&P Software Technology)

Key Accomplishments Reengineered and launched a global corporate brand simultaneously across all marketing and product programs directly realigning multiple acquired brands into a strong industry position (GEOMAGIC & PARADIGM GEOPHYSICAL).

Established new $100+ million retail software line of business by creating a new solution and go-to-market strategy to capture opportunity in a tiered multi-channel professional design engineering software market (AUTODESK).

Implemented visibility campaign to support IPO strategy resulting in 50 times return from PR & editorial of $50 million in advertising value equivalency for the year - while engaging Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist (PARADIGM)

Defined market opportunity that raised capital, restructured organizations and achieved growth targets to satisfy stakeholder expectations. (PARADIGM, Private Equity turnaround for IPO & VISTRACKS, Venture Capital fundraising).
Education / Skills Proven international executive w/ record of results across marketing, strategy, product management, sales and operations
Business builder recognized for delighting customers by thinking differently when positioning products & services.
Manages marketing & sales as a P&L. Brand builder through sales strategy & performance. Focused on Customer Experience.
MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BS, Geology, Western Illinois University

Name daniel
Phone 773-504-5408
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions VP, Client Services
GMR Marketing
Chicago
(Marketing/Promotions)

EVP/GM
Ryan Partnership
Chicago
(Marketing Communications)

Director, Promotions
Keebler
Elmhurst, IL
(Package Goods)

Key Accomplishments Built the Chicago office of Ryan Partnership from a startup to a full service agency of 30 and over 50 million in revenue, hitting all p/l and revenue goals every year of operation. Led all new business development, brought in all major clients.

Created Keebler's promotion department, focusing on brand buiding ideas that saved trade dolars and built the consumer franchise. In three years, trade merchandising incresed by over 12 million dollars without incremental spending.

Developed Keebler's new strategy of being an integrated number two - things that Nabisco could not do.Focused on global platforms with local excution - e.g.Keebler Kids Month; revenue up 40% and won two Reggie awards.

Wrote, produced and created the Sports Comedy Network, a sports comedy service for radio. Material prodcued complied into an record and was nominated for the 1992 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
Education / Skills MBA, Fordham University; Major Marketing Graduated 1983
BA, Fordham University; Major Communications., Minor American Histroy Graduated 1980



Name Confidential
Phone 815-210-9809
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions CFO / VP of Finance
Crane Composites
Joliet, Il
(Manufacturing plastics)

Manager FP&A
Alcoa
Rosement, Il
(Manufacturer Aluminum)

Manager FP&A
Cabot Microelectronics
Aurora, Il
(Semiconductor Materials)

Key Accomplishments * Provided the financial leadership that increased operating profit 60% from $23 to $37 million during a six year period of recovering revenues.

* Strategically led corporate wide continuous improvement initiative, including lean and six sigma projects, saving $5 million annually in manufacturing costs. * Led non-manufacturing continuous improvement initiative saving $2 million in 36 months.

* Identified and implemented restructuring initiatives, reducing headcount, consolidated three manufacturing facilities, and closed distribution centers, resulting in $13 million of annual savings within 12 months.

* Led initiatives to reduce working capital from $12.5 million to $2.5 million.
Education / Skills Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)
Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent) - England and Wales
Six Sigma Green
Kaizen Tool Champion

Name Tom
Phone 224-300-9351
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $126K - $150K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Sr. Manager, Integration
HOSPIRA, INC.
Lake Forest, IL
(Pharma Mfg)

IS Service Center Manager
Molex, Inc.
Lisle, IL
(Electronics Mfg.)

Technical Support Manager
DLoG, Inc
Munich, Germany
(Shop Floor Control Mfg.)

Key Accomplishments -Created web-based IT training program for manufacturing plants in seven countries serving 2800 work stations. - Developed metrics to measure effectiveness of ITIL processes.

- Managed global PC support, data and voice networks, and data center operation for 21 locations serving 3500 work stations in North and South America. - Managed vendor responsible for outsourced help desk for 4.5 years.

- Instituted a more stringent system maintenance schedule decreasing system down time while reducing reported incidents by 30%. - Improved customer satisfaction rating 100% within six months.

- Generated additional annual cost savings of $50,000 while reducing billing error rate by outsourcing management/payment of regional voice service invoices.
Education / Skills National-Louis University, Evanston, IL 2009 M.A., Organizational Psychology
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1981 B.S., Numerical Control Technology (Automation)
EXIN, The Netherlands 2002 ITIL Foundations
Loyola University, Chicago, IL 2003 Certificate in Management (mini MBA)

Name Andy
Phone 630-417-5911
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Plant Manager
Tredegar Film Products
Lake Zurich, IL
(Plastic and Elastic Films)

Plant Manager
Consolidated Container Company
Elk Grove, IL
(Rigid Plastic Containers)

President
QPF, LLC
Streamwood, IL
(Oriented Plastic Films)

Key Accomplishments Operations management utilizing lean manufacturing, 5S, and six sigma concepts to optimize costs and increase profitability.

Organizational development utilizing management by objectives and key result areas to optimize organizational structure and overhead costs.

Strategic planning to move business to recognize strengths of operation and maximize on those capabilities.

Technical understanding of problems with the ability to communicate clearly and accurately across all levels of the organization.
Education / Skills DePaul University MBA Finance
Virginia Tech BS Chemical Engineering
Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making
Crosby Quality College and ISO 9001 Planning and Auditing

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