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Name Brian
Phone 847-650-0375
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions VP, Finance Director
Scientific Voice
Chicago, IL
(Medical Education)

CFO
Access Medical Group
Chicago, IL
(Medical Education)

Director of Finance
Searle Pharmaceuticals
Skokie, IL
(Pharmaceutical Mfg)

Key Accomplishments Prepared the financial pro forma and acted as subject matter expert for new $1.5 million web-based operations portal technology project. Created new process to reconcile program costs reducing write-offs from $200,000 to zero within 12 months

Developed and implemented a formal schedule for work-in-process billing improving cash flow $1 million annually. Developed templates to capture all expenses being charged to clients increasing profit $85,000 within four months.

Established P&L accountability for seven departments resulting in increased fees and generating more than $100,000 in revenue within twelve months. Saved more than $10,000 in annual premiums by negotiating with health insurance provider.

Revised 401(k) charter to allow profit sharing contributions and changed providers increasing participation by 30%. Led $250,000 new space build-out and relocation for 50 employees with no down time.
Education / Skills Northwestern University, Evanston, IL MBA, Finance, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management
DePaul University, Chicago, IL B.S., Commerce/Accounting
CPA


Name Marcus
Phone 847-373-5540
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $126K - $150K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Mgr, Fin. Planning & An.
Cabot Microelectronics
Aurora, IL
(Chemicals - semicond. mfg)

Dir. Operations Analysis
Brunswick Corporation, Life Fitness Division
Franklin Park, IL
(Fitness equipment mfg)

Dir. Fin. Planning & An.
Brunswick Corporation, Life Fitness Division
Franklin Park, IL
(Fitness equipment mfg)

Key Accomplishments Chief finance resource for the COO and VPs of mfg and supply chain. Led analysis of major capital projects and budgeting activities. Identified potential annual cost savings of over $20 million through relocation of mfg to Mexico.

Sole finance member on a team that increased annual gross margin by $3 million through expanding a Hungarian manufacturing facility to accommodate moving a product line from the U.S.

Led the executive team in the creation of the strategic plan. Key contributor to complex financial modeling and valuation activities for several acquisitions and alliances. Enabled $5 million in sales over three years by launching a new product line.

Managed the company-wide budgeting process, monthly sales and margins analysis, and quarterly financial forecasts. Supervised the sales revenue closing process, financial roll-up in the Oracle ERP, and completion of quarterly tax schedules.
Education / Skills MBA, Corporate Finance, University of Michigan
BA, Liberal Arts/Education, Michigan State University



Name Thomas
Phone 312-338-3022
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Managing Director
Cameron General Corporation
Chicago, IL.
(Private equity )

President
Swift Insurance Brokers
Chicago, IL
(Insurance brokerage)

Vice President
First Chicago/NBD
Chicago, IL
(Banking)

Key Accomplishments Analyzed, approved, declined, structured, placed, closed and managed private equity investments in various industries.

Underwrote and placed a professional liability insurance program in the London market. Grew the revenues of the company from $0 to $3mm in 3 years by recruiting a national network of retail and wholesale insurance brokers.

Attained profitability in a business I started 1.5 years ahead of plan due to higher than forecasted revenues.

Wrote an offering memorandum and raised $10 million to acquire the assets of a property/casualty insurer.
Education / Skills MBA Finance University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
BA with highest honors in English University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fluent in French some Spanish
Licensed Illinois insurance producer-all lines

Name Don
Phone 847-902-3538
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Business Development Mgr
Zebra Technologies
Vernon Hills, IL
(AIDC Products/Services)

Principal Consultant
Target Market Advisors
Chicago
(Marketing/Sales Consultng)

Reseller Territory Exec
Apple, Inc.
Chicago
(Personal Digital Devices)

Key Accomplishments - Grew packaged service contract revenues through the channel over 50% annually for 3 straight years - Managed large service and supplies contracts, worth $20 mm annually - Saved $1.2 mm annual revenue stream w/ employer's largest customer

- Successfully drove a $1.5 mm supplies contract with a new customer - managed new product development

- As Channel Manager for Apple, grew number of partners 50% over 3 years; associated revenues 42% - Grew region from # 10 in performance, to # 4 in first year - over-achieved $14.4 mm quota in year 1 - $19.5 mm in revenues - Many new intro events

Endorsements available on-line at http://www.linkedin.com/in/donoehlert
Education / Skills B.S. in Communications. Illinois State University
Top 3 strengths: Generating revenue from strategic relationships, revenue growth plans dev, and marketing tool creation.



Name Robert
Phone 708-494-2461
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $101K - $125K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Controller
Weinstein Wholesale Meats Inc
Forest Park, Il
(Wholesale meat distributo)

CFO
Faip North America Inc
Elk Grove, Il
(Pressure washers and hose)

Controller
Gordon Kapes Inc
Skokie, Il
(Telecomm & audio control )

Key Accomplishments Managed $5M to $10M A/R portfolio. Held A/R over 21 days to 8.5% and over 30 days to 1%. Achieved DSO of 18.25 days. Formalized credit application process and performed credit research and analysis to approve set up of new customers and assign credit limits. Approved sales orders outside prescribed credit thresholds. Established and managed credit hold function; instituted credit insurance over portfolio; enhanced credit management systems features to control A/R and restrict sales outside established parameters.

Converted GL from Peachtree to in-house ERP system. Created company’s first ever monthly financial statements. Reduced monthly closing time to 11 days. Created reporting of borrowing base, covenant reporting, and credit reporting. Converted payroll to online reporting. Automated loan borrowing transactions and had bank assign us to dedicated customer service. Held shrink on $5M inventory to under $10k. Slashed A/R write offs from $350k in 2010 to $0 in 6 months

Key team member that implemented 2 systems conversions to MAS 500 for 2 entities. Selected and implemented new banking relationships. Reduced line of credit borrowing from $9M to under $5M. Implemented spending controls. Managed multiple bank audits. Reduced inventory levels from $18M to $9M. Eliminated need for leased warehousing space. Developed business plan for acquisition. Performed due diligence reviews of acquisition targets. Led acquisition financial integration

Launched finished goods inventory count program resulting in 25% improvement in inventory record accuracy. Reduced inventory shrink loss 30%. Improved inventory record accuracy to 90% from under 30% via improving inventory part number, bill of materials, and production work order processes. Directed inventory planning team. Reduced time to take physical inventory counts for 2 main businesses by 33% saving $10k. Designed daily one-page summary report that informed customer service of future production dates and quantities enabling accur
Education / Skills masters project management from Keller BBA accounting from Loyola Green belt six sigma




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