Financial / Administration Manager

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About Me

Dedicated 20+ years experience in helping smaller sized companies with $5 million-$20 million in revenue with improving their financial base, improving internal cash flows, tightening internal controls and improving inventory costs. I'm able to identify/analyze core business strengths & weaknesses of organization, implement corrective actions plans, and coach/ train staff through change process. I'm a tenacious leader, experienced change agent, and very trustworthy. I believe in the saying, " I'm not satisfied with the goal until it is met" and that's exactly how I go about my work. Outside of work you can find me in my garden, church volunteering or reading Revolutionary War and Civil War histories.
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Tenacious Leader

I believe in seeing plans through once implemented, and not stopping till they are successful, I encourage my team to do the same. My leadership style is interactive and motivational and I'm an expert in making difficult and unpopular decisions with confidence knowing I made the best decision for the company. I have performed hiring & training of all sales and branch management personnel, supervised daily managers in areas of training in-bound telesales & customer service, order fulfillment, inventory control and in-house apparel manufacturing.

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Experienced Change Agent 

I'm not satisfied with meritocracy - doing my best all the time is what I strive for. I've improved a social service company's cash flow by $35,000/month and completed restaurant debt and equity financing deal worth over $500,000. Negotiating comes as a second nature to me, I've negotiated annual cost saving of $1 million with selected international/national floral vendor as well as negotiated a buy-out of existing business with $1.7 million revenue at single location.

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Fair & Trustworthy 

Having a successful team means building trust from ground up and being fair and forthright even when faced with difficult decisions. I've supervised daily managers in areas of training in-bound telesales & customer service, order fulfillment, inventory control, in-house apparel manufacturing, formed 5-member purchasing group, arranged equity and bank debt financing.

Education

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    University of North Carolina
    Business Administration
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    Presbyterian College
    English

Experience

  • 2015 - 2016
    Tax Consultant
    H & R Block
  • 2010 - 2015
    Health Consultant
    United Health Insurance
  • 2009
    Vice President of Finance & Administration
    Community Resources Solutions
  • 2007 - 2009
    Managing Partner & Co-owner
    QSL Douglasville, LLC
  • 2001 - 2007
    New Business Development, Sales, Chief Floral Purchaser
    Hardin Wholesale Florist Supply
  • 1992 - 2001
    President, Co-owner
    Elliott's Wholesale Florist Supply
  • 1987 - 1989
    Director of Operations
    Performance Bicycle

Skills

Skill Years of Experience Personal Ranking
Benefits

Years of Experience:

20
Personal Ranking:

Intermediate

Business Development

Years of Experience:

20
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Transportation

Years of Experience:

10
Personal Ranking:

Intermediate

Wholesale

Years of Experience:

15
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Wholesaler

Years of Experience:

10
Personal Ranking:

Expert

Consulting

Years of Experience:

5
Personal Ranking:

Advanced

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