General Manager and Finance executive with vast background in the Oilfield Services, Energy, Midstream and Manufacturing sectors, with the inclusion of international experience. Enterprising and operational forte have facilitated a history of sales growth and operational improvements in reputable organizations, possessing the ability to mobilize resources in an expedited manner in achieving these strategic results. Known for leading diverse, multi-disciplined teams and setting high standards for achieving new levels of success in a fast-paced environment. Strong business, operational and interpersonal qualifications. Passionate about the development of relationships in achieving sustainable, unparalleled business results.
Company A 2011 - 2014
$7B leader in chemical distribution serving a diverse set of end markets with long-term supplier relationships and global reach to provide customers with unparalleled connectivity to a single source.
General Manager 2013 – 2014
Recruited personally by CEO to assume newly created role of General Manager to build out Oil & Gas footprint in the Bakken Shale formation of North Dakota. Procured lease to facilitate trans -loading capability, initiated railcar scheduling, arranged 3rd party trucking and fully staffed operation in supporting the rapid commercial development. Created virtual office out of urgency to enter commercial marketplace prior to start-up of permanent facility. Selected accomplishments:
Regional Finance Director 2011 – 2013
Selected to lead newly developed role to construct and oversee financial management of Univar’s largest U.S. region, $2B sales, reported directly to Regional Vice President. Instrumental in driving economic decision making through all levels of the organization by highlighting financial leverage points.
Company B 2000 - 2011
Largest privately held company in the U.S. with roots in oil and refining. Currently has presence in over 60 countries and employs 100,000 people facilitated by large acquisitions such as Invista, Georgia Pacific and most recently Molex, in the Chicagoland area.
Western Hemisphere Controller 2007 – 2011
Designated by CFO to assist with alignment of subsidiary culture to that of corporate office. Led Western Hemisphere accounting team of 25 employees for premier $650MM manufacturing company specializing in combustion equipment. Versed in managing financial operations for Oklahoma, California, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina sites.
US Controller 2004 – 2007
Selected from a competitive group of candidates to direct accounting team of 10 in managing finance function for domestic operations of a $500MM manufacturing leader in mass transfer and mist elimination equipment. Brought new level of credibility to accounting department through improved timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting.
Accounting Manager / Tariff Coordinator 2000 – 2004
Developed all financial reporting processes for newly formed pipeline accounting division. Managed consolidations for all management reporting, corporate requirements and F.E.R.C. Form 6 for U.S. and Canadian pipeline entities. Supervised staff accountant. Assumed additional responsibility as tariff coordinator for all filings pertaining to crude oil, refined product, NGL and ammonia pipelines. Successfully served as regulatory accounting liaison, developing the team’s regulatory pipeline knowledge to an unprecedented level.
Company C 1987 - 2000
Member-owned 85K bbl/day refinery with trucking and pipeline capabilities whose roots and purpose is to provide fuels for farms of Mid-America through member owners.
Business Analyst 1997 – 2000
Served as regulatory expert to restructure tariff framework in creating enhanced profit for the company. Executed all interstate and intrastate pipeline tariffs, annual indexing procedures and other regulatory requirements. Filed F.E.R.C., Form 6 reports, franchise and property tax returns, state reports and annual budget. Directly supervised revenue accountant.
Financial Accountant 1994-1997
Assumed full accounting responsibility for newly acquired, wholly-owned pipeline subsidiary. Maintained general ledger, fixed asset and job cost accounting systems. Provided oversight for A/P, conducted month end closing procedures and prepared management financials. Filed franchise, property and intangible tax returns in addition to railroad commission reports and F.E.R.C. Form 6.
Senior Internal Auditor 1987 – 1994
Served as auditor for E&P and Refining Divisions of multi-billion dollar refiner in Central Kansas. Audit department was the only support service in the business to fully offset its departmental costs and create profitability by recovering company funds through joint venture and refinery construction audits. Deep technical knowledge of E&P and refining processes acquired.
Master of Business Administration
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY, Wichita, Kansas, 2000
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
MCPHERSON COLLEGE, McPherson, Kansas, 1986