Robert's History

September 2016 - Present (2 Years, 7 Months)

Financial Advisor

San Francisco, CA, US

Interim CFO. Assist executive management with planning and modeling.

Financial Planning - Business Model

Worked closely with CEO and COO to develop multi-year flexibly business model based upon changing assumptions.

Business Planning

Drive financial projections for operational excellence and funding plan.

Collaborated on the development of a dynamic forecast model for the TalentSky organization.

Worked with senior management team to develop a dynamic financial forecast model for the TalentSky organization. Model provides means to forecast revenues, staffing, costs, and cash flow using a variety of meaningful KPIs. Outputs of the model include traditional financial statements along with key measures useful in the performance management of the organization.

May 1999 - July 2016 (17 Years, 3 Months)

Chief Financial Officer - United States

Chicago, IL, US

January 2014 - July 2016 (2 Years, 7 Months)

Designed and Implemented New Financial Organization

Co-led the design and implementation of merged US finance organization after global merger. Team identification of $8m of departmental synergies. Motivated core group of financial resources during integration allowing maintenance of high service levels during transition and system convergence.

Significant Divestment to Support FTC Approval of Merger

Led financial aspects of critical divestment and FTC investigation to support North American merger approval. Achieved very aggressive timetable goals and generated significant gains on divestment.

Vice President of Finance - North America

Reston, VA, US

February 2012 - December 2013 (1 Year, 11 Months)

Supported Six Divestments in a Two Year Period

Executed 6 divestment transactions to realize revised business footprint to allow achievement of global cash generation goals.

Reorganized Finance Function

Implemented a revised operational support process resulting in functional headcount reduction of more than 20%

Vice President, Finance North American Cement Operations

Reston, VA, US

January 2003 - February 2012 (9 Years, 2 Months)

Major Divestment - Finance Lead

Primary cement finance resource in marketing and divestment of two key businesses generating net proceeds in excess of $1.2 billion along with significant gains.

Finance Function Re-alignment

Re-aligned finance function with evolving business model post financial crisis resulting in function costs declining as a percentage of revenue despite a 30% reduction in activity levels.

Controller, US Cement Operations

Southfield, MI, US

May 1999 - December 2002 (3 Years, 8 Months)

Merger and Integration

Led financial integration efforts following $800 million acquisition. Also key to the success of migrating acquired company into our host system in less than three months.

Shared Service Model Implementation

Key in instituting a shared service center concept for financial activities throughout North America.

April 1992 - March 1999 (7 Years)

Corporate Controller

Southfield, MI, US

January 1997 - March 1999 (2 Years, 3 Months)

Manafer of Operational Analysis

Southfield, MI, US

April 1992 - December 1996 (4 Years, 9 Months)

January 1987 - March 1992 (5 Years, 3 Months)

Senior Manager, Consulting

Troy, MI, US

December 1983 - April 1987 (3 Years, 5 Months)

Senior Internal Auditor

Santa Monica, CA, US

September 1988 - December 1991 (3 Years, 4 Months)

MBA, Emphasis: Finance and Operations Management

Ann Arbor, MI, US

September 1979 - June 1983 (3 Years, 10 Months)

BBA- Accounting and Information Systems

Dearborn, MI, US