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Name Christopher
Phone 847-991-7523
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Business Transformation
The Stanley Works, CSS Division
Naperville, IL
(Electronic Security)

Director, Operations
Mac Tools
Columbus, OH
(Prof'l Auto Tools & Svc)

Partner
Alder Associates
Chicago, IL
(Exec Mgmt Consulting)

Key Accomplishments Led the integration of HSM Electronic Protection Services, a $565 million acquisition and Stanley’s largest ever, into the newly formed CSS platform. Driving implementation of new CSS strategy at Canadian and UK units using goal deployment process.

Led successful turnaround of $200MM+ division from near closure. Sales grew over 10% in ’06. Profits have grown from -$15M in 03 to +$15M in 06. Managed 180 people. Achieved 12% ROCE. Rejuvenated HR management, directed strategic planning.

Led Chicago office of ZEFER, internet services firm, 2001-02; $30 million revenues / 115 employees. Set market penetration strategies. Led office’s strategic consulting prior to promotion. Delivered Amer Heart Assn website. Managed $8M in fees.

Directed growth of PwC's Midwest IT Strategy practice from 3 to 22 professionals, $10 million annual revenue. Successfully created corporate PMO for $10 billion retailer while rescuing $85 million Year 2000 program, saving $15 million.
Education / Skills MBA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1988; BS Comp Sci, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1983, honors
Consulting: Organizational design, IT strategy, reengineering, process redesign, lean, PMO (create, staff and lead)
Large program management -- design program, provide leadership, train others to lead. Schooled in tools for biz & IT.
Operations management -- call centers, distribution centers, supply chain, sales & operations planning (S&OP)

Name Confidential
Phone 847-494-1976
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Financial/Accounting
BP(British Petroleum)
Warrenville, Illinois
(Energy Oil Gas)

Audit Professional
Jefferson Wells
Chicago, Illinois
(Consulting)

Audit Manager
ABC Rail Products
Chicago, Illinois
(Transportation)

Key Accomplishments Expert in cost and financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting. Proven track record in cost reductions and revenue recovery exceeding $65 million.

Received recognition for authoring, developing and implementing new SOX compliance procedures and controls which also included substantial enhancements to existing control documentation.

Received recognition for technical expertise in resolving several complex major accounts with significant out-of balances. Actions resulted in avoiding financial write-offs estimated at $15+ million.

Recognized by the Chief Financial Officer for achieving company goal of establishing an internal audit program. Presented findings to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors with recommendations that were accepted and implemented.
Education / Skills Certified Public Accountant
DePaul University B.S.C Accounting/Production Management



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