Chief Financial Officer and Board of Advisors
STRATEGIC, ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE AND OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE with 20 years of leadership experience in aviation/defense, government contracting,
real estate and startups.
Decisive, engaging, and insightful leader. Unique blend of operational expertise, financial acumen and strategic vision. Well-rounded general management skillset with large-company experience and history of leading high growth companies from early stage to >$200M in revenues. Acquainted with multiple business models, very comfortable with complex operations and dynamic situations. Combat-tested Naval Aviator with extensive leadership experience and gift for building cohesive teams, inspiring high performance under conditions of uncertainty. Global experience expanding international operations, as well as living and working abroad. Harvard MBA with US Naval Academy engineering degree; exceptional understanding of IT systems, technology and data science.
Delivered 3x revenues and 7x EBITDA growth with P&L accountability for global organization. Experience working with Boards of Directors and effective at building relationships at all levels of an organization. Polished communication and presentation skills with extensive public speaking experience.
Sourced, negotiated and closed $1 billion in debt and equity transactions. Managed highly leveraged company through a turnaround and cash flow crisis; negotiated and structured deals with complex capital structures.
Corporate Finance Leadership.
Hands-on general ledger experience building accounting and finance teams from zero to more than 20 staff. Led multiple ERP system transitions as well as multi-million dollar M&A negotiations.
Data Science & BI Leadership.
Delivered sophisticated business intelligence platforms providing real-time insight to operational managers. Member of inaugural cohort, Master of Information & Data Science program, UC Berkeley School of Information.