Most of the positions I’ve held as a CFO were offered because of my dual experience and expertise in implementing systems. The following is a partial lists of implementations in which I’ve had a leadership role.
IRON Solutions, Inc., as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 to 2014
Led the implementation of NetSuite cloud-based SaaS ERP system, and related platform partner packages for sales tax reporting, e-commerce, financial budgeting/forecasting and human relations management.
Healthways, Inc., as V.P., Finance in 2006 to 2008
Initiated and led the implementation of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation to increase productivity of staff and quality of reporting, forecasting and analytics.
Independent Consultant, 2004 to 2006
Developed commercial software and related website which achieved #1 position in its category on Google.
La-Z-Boy, Inc., as V.P., Controller, 2002 to 2004
Led the implementation of a web-based business intelligence application to provide management with dynamic analytics for sales, global sourcing and operating performance. Created the first corporate-wide sales data warehouse to leverage customer relationships across companies and to identify trends and opportunities by distribution channel and geographic market. Developed the strategic vision, business case and financial justification for a multi-divisional ERP project.
United Dominion Industries, Inc., as CIO, Corporate I/T Center of Excellence, 1998 to 2001
As the CIO of one of UDI’s largest operating units, was the primary resource to the Corporate CIO, who only had a staff of two. Implemented J.D. Edwards, AS/400’s and a variety of other initiatives for other divisions. As a Corporate I/T Council member, planned strategic initiatives such as ERP selection and E-commerce. Recognized for innovation in technology by Information Week, ranking #34 of 500 companies.
United Door Products, as V.P., Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer, 1997 to 2001
As the CIO for this group of five divisions, directed I/T initiatives in integrated business systems, telecommunications, networking, video conferencing, intranets, back office and other applications.
Ceco Door Products, as V.P., Finance & Administration, 1995-1997
As the CIO for this division, directed I/T initiatives in integrated business systems, manufacturing systems, telecommunications and networking. Integrated the payroll and human resource functions.
Ceco Door Products, as Controller, 1988-1995
Recruited into this dual financial and I/T role because of demonstrated leadership and expertise in technology. Inherited a collection of outdated home-grown and unsupported packaged applications running on expensive, outdated IBM mainframe equipment that was supported by a large, costly technical staff. Initiated and directed a successful $4 million project to completely replace the IBM mainframe and legacy applications with an integrated, AS/400-based MRP package. Cut the I/T staff in half while providing strategic and operational advantage to the business. Provided the vision to leverage a variety of technologies to advantage, including early implementations of e-mail, networking, fax invoicing, bar-coding, intranets and document imaging.
Illinois Tool Works, Inc., as Controller ITW Switches, 1986 to 1988
Recruited into this dual financial and I/T role to provide systems leadership in completing the implementation of an integrated MRP package running on HP hardware.
Illinois Tool Works, Inc., as Controller and Operations Manager ITW Nexus, 1984 to 1986
Recruited into this dual financial and I/T role to select and implement hardware and business system software for this spin-off division.