Chief Financial Officer
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro
January 26, 2024
Area of Expertise
Global Finance, Accounting, Business Development, Strategic Advisory
16+ years in executive level and strategic advisory positions
A globally experienced finance and accounting professional with a proven record of success in executive and advisory roles across multiple industries and geographies. This candidate has demonstrated significant capabilities in new business development, P&L management with large-scale budgets, capital allocation, M&A assessments, and leading complex transformational projects. Known for unlocking value from underperforming assets and adept at complex problem-solving, pro-forma financial strategy, and stakeholder presentations.
- Global finance and accounting expertise
- Strategic business and people development
- Multicultural negotiation and business expansion
- Financial due diligence and M&A advisory
- Complex problem solving and value creation
- Managed financial operations, including reporting and lender relations for a large-scale agriculture company, leading to significant cost savings and working capital improvements.
- Played a key role in the turnaround of a distressed company, implementing strategies that halved inventory costs and improved working capital by millions.
- Led cross-border financial advisory projects, supporting clients through complex financial due diligence, and advised on international accounting and tax planning.
- Developed market entry strategies for companies expanding into China, facilitating successful international business development and partnerships.
- MBA, Peking University – Guanghua School of Management, Beijing, China
- Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Diverse, including but not limited to agriculture, food production, consulting, and cooperative management
Ideal for organizations looking for leadership in global finance and accounting with a strong strategic and international business development focus
Experience in leading cross-functional teams and managing complex financial and strategic projects
Advanced proficiency in financial management and reporting systems
Executive roles in global finance, strategic advisory, and business development with a focus on international expansion and operational excellence
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