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Senior Financial Executive with expertise in international and domestic finance and operations functions. Demonstrated success in both banking and non-banking environments across a diverse range of products and services. Most recently managed credit analysis and administration of $1 billion Airline, Aerospace Defense portfolio. Recognized for extensive trouble-shooting accomplishments reflecting acumen in accounting, financial analysis, systems, control and communication. Fluent in French. SOCIETE GENERALE, Chicago, IL 1993-2008 A major international bank (revenue of €76 billion) headquartered in Paris, France. Vice President, Client Management, Capital Raising and Finance (2005-2008); Associate (2002-2004) Managed credit analysis and administration of U.S.–based Airline, Aerospace Defense portfolio, which totaled in excess of $1 billion. • Developed nine new profitable accounts by partnering with Senior Relationship Manager. • Created liquidity forecasting model which greatly improved ongoing assessment of Airline accounts. • Mitigated/avoided problems in Airline portfolio by working closely with global credit and marketing. • Developed extensive relationships with senior level client management and key industry analysts. Account Associate/Utility Specialist (1993-2002) Analyzed credit of and coordinated marketing with business lines (notably project finance and capital markets) for Midwestern U.S. Electric and Gas Utility portfolio. In 1998 given charter to reduce group exposure but increase income. • Exited six marginally performing Utility accounts in 1998 thereby reducing Cooke exposure by 20%. • Reduced portfolio Cooke exposure by an additional 18% in 1999 but increased portfolio income by 16%. • Achieved portfolio ROE (including business lines) in excess of 76% in 2001. WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION, Chicago, IL 1990-1993 A major international bank (revenue of AUD22 billion) headquartered in Sydney, Australia. International Banking Officer/Account Associate, Special Industries Group Partnered with Senior Relationship Manager in all aspects of credit analysis, account management, pricing, marketing and client interface for over 20 electric, gas and telecommunications utilities. • Prepared all credit proposals and reviews for a portfolio in excess of $900 million. • Developed and implemented procedures which assured positive control of loan documentation. BELL HOWELL COMPANY, Skokie, IL 1967-1990 Worldwide manufacturer and marketer with revenue in excess of $750 million. Controller, International Marketing Services Group (1987-1990) Oversaw financial performance for Australian, Canadian and Japanese subsidiaries and two domestic divisions with combined revenues of $100 million. • Contributed extensively to six separate divestitures which yielded proceeds of $10 million over target. Assistant to the President (1980-1987) Operated as corporate office resource on international activities. Broad involvement in domestic issues, including development of reporting systems and divisional restructuring evaluations. • Reduced potential liability by $300 thousand for a previously sold domestic division. • Collected over $100 thousand of previously deemed uncollectable accounts receivable. Financial Director, Business Equipment Division, Europe (1978-1980) Based in London; directed financial administration and control of eight subsidiary companies involved with the manufacture, sale and service of specialized business equipment. Total revenue $65 million. • Strengthened staffing and financial controls in rapidly growing U.K. operation. • Initiated and implemented significant systems and forecasting improvements. Manager, International Financial Administration (1975-1978) Managed consolidation of financial results, forecasts and budgets for all international activities. Manager, Corporate Analytical Reporting (1973-1975) Manager, Financial Services, Consumer Products Group (1969-1973) Senior Systems Analyst (1967-1969) PPG INDUSTRIES, Pittsburgh, PA 1963-1967 Systems Analyst
Areas of Expertise
  • Accounting & Cash Flow
  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Operations

Industry Experience
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Retail Trade

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone