Strategic finance/accounting and operations executive. Specialties: financial planning & analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and modeling with solid managerial accounting background; tested cash and asset management; skilled with mergers & acquisitions; solid presentation/communication ability. Expertise in startup and turnaround planning and management. Government contracting and GSA experience. Collaboratively guides decision makers to understand and make informed financial decisions.
* Strong partner and confidant support for CEOs & executive/senior team members
* Hands-on finance and accounting management
* Owns strategic processes from inception through completion as well as delegates effectively
* Deep ability to analyze and make numbers talk to both finance and non-finance audiences
* Identifies efficiencies and maximize profits, especially when billing staff time services, through revenue
efficiency and cost optimization
* Consistently accurate in making and balancing short-term decisions to achieve long-term goals
* Identifies talent, mentors staff and builds strong effective teams
Steptoe & Johnson, LLP - Washington, DC 1994 - 1996
Sr. Financial Analyst
Law firm with 300+ attorneys; operations in Arizona, California, Washington, DC, Russia and Kazakhstan.
Weber Shandwick | Powell-Tate - Washington, DC 2001 - 2002
Vice President / Director of Finance
DC PR firm; largest office at the time for $427M Weber Shandwick Worldwide (an Interpublic Company)
Engaged to provide strategic focus to Chairman while managing daily finance and operations during merger efforts.
Philip Morris Management Corp. - Washington, DC & New York, NY 1996 - 1998
Vice President Finance
Fortune 10 government affairs office housing lobbying, corporate contributions, corporate affairs, and legal for Kraft Foods, Miller Beer, PM International
Hired to manage corporate finance function of DC lobbying/legal office and develop external lobbying/legal and corporate contribution budgets.
WPP Group, plc (Local Brands: Cohn & Wolfe and Hill & Knowlton) - Washington, DC 1998 - 2001
Vice President Finance
Communications holding company with 350 owned brands
Analyzed metrics & enhanced profitability while building out a new office.
Edelman Public Relations - Washington, DC 2002 - 2010
Senior Vice President Finance
Privately-held global PR firm. DC grew from $17M & 73 heads in 2002 to $50M+ & 225 heads in 2010
Inaugural finance head of Washington DC office and international research division; secured the company's first GSA Schedule and managed all reporting/compliance.
Atlantic Council of the United States, Inc. - Washington, D.C. 2016 - 2018
International nonprofit think tank with 11 Centers, 136 FTEs, 220 Fellows; offices in DC, Istanbul, Stockholm and Warsaw. Former ASG Strategic Consulting client.
ASG Strategic Consulting, LLC – Rockville, MD 2014 - 2016
Interpoint Group - Washington, DC 2010 - 2013
Chief Financial Officer
Pegasus Capital PE owned Business-to-Government (B2G) consulting & public affairs firm with divisions National Strategies & Kglobal respectively; 7 US, 1 international office.
Recruited to oversee $125M acquisition and integration of companies into Interpoint Group while building the supporting firm-wide scalable financial & operational infrastructure.