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Finance Professional with more than 25 years of experience including significant M&A, private equity, operational and international experience.
07/2016 to Current
Director of Finance PPG Industries, Inc. / Coatings Services (MetoKote Corporation) Lima, OH
In addition to leading the global finance team of a $300 million international business:
  • Integrated the financial function into PPG's corporate structure implementing policies and procedures compliant with SOX requirements
  • Executed a $125 million acquisition and integration
11/2013 to 07/2016
Vice President of Finance / CFO MetoKote Corporation / Platinum Equity Lima, OH
In addition to leading the global finance team and reporting to the CEO for a $200 million private equity owned international business:
  • Led the financial function through a sale process resulting in a 5x investor return
  • Employed advanced deal analysis, including hands-on negotiations to refinance the company under a multi-bank credit agreement
  • Executed a $11 million international acquisition and integration
01/1998 to 11/2013
Corporate Controller MetoKote Corporation / CCMP Capital Lima, OH
In addition to leading the global accounting function and reporting to the CFO for a $200 million private equity owned international business:
  • Instrumental in providing financial support and analysis during the diligence process leading to the sale of the Company
  • Instrumental in providing financial support for loan re-financing
  • Established the financial team, systems, processes and policies for four European plants serving Carrier Corporation, John Deere and the German automotive market
  • Implemented and upgraded the ERP system streamlining the consolidation and closing processes
10/1996 to 01/1998
Credit Manager MetoKote Corporation Lima, OH
05/1994 to 10/1996
Controller Madison County Hospital London, OH
06/1992 to 05/1994
Accounting Manager Member One Federal Credit Union Dublin, OH
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Accounting The Ohio State Univerisity Columbus, OH, USA
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Controllership level experience in directing all the accounting, finance, and IT activities.  Areas of strength include developing and maintaining strong internal controls, cash management, modeling and preparing budgets and forecasts,  timely and accurate financial reporting, managing bank relationships, streamlining the plant purchasing process, managing external audits, and implementing more efficient processes.

Lakeview Energy, LLC Chicago, IL Corporate Controller/Operations Controller (Position eliminated-Downsizing) 06/2016 to 12/2018
  • Directed a professional staff of six which includes two plant controllers and one accounting manager.
  • Provided timely and accurate US GAAP reporting for three renewable fuel plants, two grain procurement elevators, one merchandising elevator, and parent company.
  • Involved directly with and supervised the accounting functions/records.
  • Prepared monthly and year-end closing entries in Great Plains.
  • Managed two annual audits and one review (reduced audit fees by 15%).
  • Prepared monthly operating and rolling cash forecasts.
  • Coordinated and reviewed the annual budget for multiple LLC's.
  • Directly involved with supporting the banking relationship and submitted monthly packages.
  • Analyzed returns on capital expenditures.
Bank of America Saint Louis, MO Short-term position - Vice President-Portfolio Management Officer III 09/2015 to 01/2016
  • Responsible for underwriting loans for a variety of Ag clients.
Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. ($1B Annual Sales) Pekin, IL Corporate Controller (Position eliminated due to merger with Pacific Ethanol Co.) 11/2013 to 07/2015
  • Managed an accounting department of 11 with responsibility for five plants in Illinois and Nebraska that produced 315 million gallons of Ethanol per year.
  • Updated the monthly forecast model and lead the budgeting process.
  • Develop accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assisted with the corporate tax return and coordinated the annual audit.
  • Oversaw the monthly close, prepared the related financial statements, and reviewed the balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assisted the CFO with managing the banking relationship; submitted borrowing base certificates, made advance requests, submitted monthly financial package.
    Gavilon Group, LLC Omaha, Nebraska Finance Manager 05/2012 to 11/2013
    •  Managed a professional staff of six responsible for the monthly accounting activities of the grain division.
    • Oversight of the monthly internal financial reporting.
    • Implemented and administered SharePoint for SOX compliance for the Grain Division's journal entries, close checklists, and balance sheet reconciliations
    • Assisted with the annual plan including overhead allocations, working capital projections, and revenue projections.
    • Collaborated weekly with the regional vice presidents on updating the profit and loss forecast.
    Archer Daniels Midland Company Decatur, Illinois Senior Financial Reporting Manager - Grain Division (Position eliminated - Corporate wide layoffs) 08/2008 to 02/2012
    • Directed a staff of four accountants that prepared the quarterly FAS157 (Fair Value Measurement) and FAS161 (Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities) disclosures, quarterly inventory recap and analysis, and sales metrics.
    • Developed various sales reports (by destination country, monthly volume).
    • Consolidated, analyzed, and provided commentary on the monthly and quarterly results.
    • Calculated financial metrics (Days Sales Outstanding, Days Inventory Outstanding, Working Capital, etc.) for reporting and benchmarking.
    • Prepared the quarterly segment profit and loss summary and commentary.
    Archer Daniels Midland Company Decatur, IL Senior Accounting Manager (2004 - 2008) - Accounting Manager (1) - Grain Export Group
    • Managed a professional accounting staff of ten responsible for 22 profit and loss centers and over 35 locations in the grain export division.
    • Communicated profit and loss results to commercial and accounting senior management.
    • Coached staff to increase knowledge and supervision skills.
    • Guided staff on location quality reviews and physical inventory counts.
    • Preparation of work papers for the internal and external auditors.
    • Reviewed balance sheet reconciliations prepared by staff.
    Other Employment

    Archer Daniels Midland Company, 1

    Family Service Center of Sangamon County, 1

    Ottoson & Company, P.C. - 1

    Kaiser Agricultural & Chemical Company - 1

    MBA University of Illinois, Springfield
    Bachelor of Science Degree: Accounting Illinois State University

    Oracle, Great Plains, Hyperion, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint)