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Name Gary
Phone 630-624-4748
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $76K - $100K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Mngr, Bus Unit Controller
Sears
Hoffman Estates, IL
(Major Retailer)

Snr Financial Analyst 3
Experian
Schaumburg, IL
(Direct marketing services)

Senior Accountant
Rigby / Reed Elsevier PLC
Crystal Lake, IL
(Educational publishing )

Key Accomplishments Sears - Uncovered $1.5mm in mis-expensed bad debt, and recovered amount to benefit Online P&L, helping to achieve bonus targets for 2009. Corrected over accrual of inventory reserve $3mm, helping achieve bonus targets for 2010.

Sears - assisted Full-Line Marketing management in achieving / beating budgets for 2006 - 2008, while cutting $46mm of expenses over that period, a 5% runrate savings. Managed cost allocation system of Adverting expenses for 800+ full line stores.

Experian - assisted SVP & VP's of I.T. in setting $40mm annual expense budgets and $15mm in capital budgets, and achieving / beating those budgets for 8 consecutive years. Saved $2mm in runrate expense by strategically choosing purchase over lease.

Rigby - submitted monthly full P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cashflow set to U.K. corporate using Hyperion. Created a report to enable affirmed A/R collection calls, which prior had not been possible. Supervised 4 professionals over Sales/Commissions/AR.
Education / Skills Northern Illinois University, B.S. Accounting 1981 Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois 1983
Hardware - IBM desktop / laptop 30 years, 10-key 30 years, IBM mainframes 5 years, high-speed Oce laser printers 5 years
Software- MS Excel 2007 highly skilled, MS Word 2007 skilled, MS Powerpoint skilled, Oracle Financials highly skilled,
Peoplesoft GL 5 years, essbase 5 years, Hyperion 2 years, Lawson GL 2 years, Proseries 20 years, Quickbooks 20 years.

Name David
Phone 630-724-0503
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $175K +
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions President, COO
Nostalgia Home Fashions
Vernon Hills, IL
(CPG/Home Textiles)

President, CSO
quiltcreator.com
Vernon Hills, IL
(B2C E-commerce)

Group Vice President
Pillowtex Corporation
Kannapolis, NC
(CPG Manufacturing)

Key Accomplishments Doubled Nostalgia's revenues ($15M - $30M) via diversification in less than 3 years in its core legacy business while positioning it for sustainable success as a category leader & change agent in a 19th century manufacturing industry

Achieved Year over Year double digit percentage revenue growth for the consecutive years 2008-2010 (between 12-25% annually).

Launched www.nostalgiahome.com & www.quiltcreator.com, a revolutionary mass customization web based business delivering 100% margins and fast cash flow with no finished inventory.

Established a culture of accountability and accomplishment over activity. Developed & installed compensation and internal measurements (T12M Reporting) to ensure the same.
Education / Skills Kellogg Graduate School of Management Alumnus 2008. Selected personality profile for future Kellogg promotional materia
University of St. Francis, BA Business Adminisration, 1987



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