Everyone has different talents and any team requires the right blend of many talents to be successful. I may be the talent needed to complete your team.
Only perhaps 1% of the population falls into the Myers-Briggs personality profile described by Keirsey as the “Architect,” and I am one. I also ranked in the top 2% of MBA candidate scores on the GMAT test.
As Keirsey describes:
“Architects need not be thought of as only interested in drawing blueprints for buildings or roads or bridges. They are the master designers of all kinds of theoretical systems, including school curricula, corporate strategies, and new technologies. For Architects, the world exists primarily to be analyzed, understood, explained – and re-designed. What is important for Architects is that they grasp fundamental principles and natural laws, and that their designs are elegant, that is, efficient and coherent.”
By bringing this conceptual style and talent to your team, I can add significant value by providing insights into opportunities and issues that others may not see, and by synthesizing the needs of all involved to produce the best solution. An independent career assessment summarized this as follows:
“You bring exceptionally strong conceptual thinking skills to the executive role. You learn quickly and can grasp beyond broad and complex problems, getting to root causes and generating sound solutions. You enjoy challenging the status quo, and your ability to think divergently to produce multiple solutions and your strong analytical skills form a solid building block for executive success.”
I also have training from leading consulting firms in decision support and analysis, team facilitation, meeting management and process improvement techniques. These techniques can significantly reduce the amount of time required to get to consensus and generate much higher quality decisions.
My career spans over 25 years of business experience with numerous industry-leading companies, with most of that time in executive management positions as CFO and CIO. I bring a broad base of experience to any business initiative, including specific experience in startups, business reorganizations, systems conversions, turnarounds, acquisitions, relocations and divestitures.
My key areas of strength to add to your bench for short term or interim needs include:
Part-time / interim CFO
Professional proposals and presentations to achieve objectives with boards, investors or customers
M&A support, including analysis, due diligence and integration
Decision analysis and support
Planning & Analysis
Budgeting and forecasting
ERP / Business Systems – NetSuite
Experienced in a variety of ERP, Financial and BI platforms, with expertise in NetSuite implementation consulting. Areas include:
Database architecture and alignment with business needs
Leverage information and business intelligence technologies to achieve strategic advantage and greater returns on your investment
Facilitate teams in plan development, decision making and process improvements
Or just take advantage of some low hanging fruit
Many projects require weeks or months of dedicated outside resources for success. Others are just low hanging fruit, where a quick, simple fix from my 25+ years of business experience and training can make a significant difference in your team’s effectiveness in just a day or two. Just a few examples include:
Reconcilations – More than one CFO and company has gone down because their balance sheet lacked integrity. I provide a quick review of reconciliation processes and teach accounting staff members best practices in account reconciliation. This has paid for itself just in reduced outside audit fees alone.
Reporting – Companies invest significant sums to purchase and implement business systems, yet few employees have the skills they need to extract the information needed to do their jobs more efficiently. I offer a quick needs assessment and create new reports and processes or work with I/T to get it done.
Decisions – Companies spend weeks or months with teams meeting to make a group decision. Let me facilitate a team session with techniques from a top consulting firm that will improve the quality of the decision, quantify its rationale and get it done with a fraction of the time and cost.
The Results page provides a portfolio of past projects and accomplishments.
Contact me today for a free consultation to discuss your business needs.