Robert K

Senior Financial Executive - 20 Years of Experience


Chief Financial Officer


Marietta, GA

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Accomplished operationally focused financial executive with several years of increasing challenging financial management experience orientated towards the development of successful partnering relationships with executive colleagues designed to deliver value-added services, tactical decision support, drive revenues, and improve profitability. Experience with both private and public companies turn-around and start-up situations. Financial reporting and analysis * Financial system conversions * Treasury management * Mergers & Acquisitions * Post-merger Integrations * SOX compliance * Corporate finance * Investor and Lender relations * Operational Budgets * Scaling growing businesses * International operations * Tax management & compliance * Strategic planning & modeling Financial Management Experience Dekra North America . March 2017 to June 2018 DEKRA is a world-wide company that provides solutions and independent expert services focused on safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, industrial process and organizational safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems. Chief Financial Officer Lead corporate officer responsible for all aspects of DEKRA's financial management, external and internal financial reporting, accounting operations, strategic planning, FP&A, and treasury operations. Active member of DEKRA's corporate governance team focused on operational excellence in support of a rapidly growing business enterprise endeavoring to secure a dominant position in its market sector. Primary responsibilities and activities include: * Evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives * Timely and accurate operational budgets, financial trends analyses, and forecasts * Evaluates and advises on the impact of new programs and strategic initiatives * Manage processes for operational forecasting and financial reporting across twelve business units Established and implemented a scaled shared-services structure to efficiently address the financial management and accounting needs of business units across the Company's North American operations. * Developed and implemented a new internal management reporting packing focused on trend variance analysis, key performance indicators, and leading business metrics * Directly led the due diligence, and the successful financial and system integration of 3 business acquisitions Led the Company through a rapid turn-around and growth phase during which revenues increased 525%, operating income increased 593%, and market capitalization grew 1053%. * Through effective operational leadership and collaborative partnering with colleagues facilitated sustainable operating margins in the 30% to 38% range. * Directly led the due diligence process for and managed the successful integration of 26 business acquisitions. * Negotiated a $475 million financing increase by successfully securing a $500 million syndicated bank credit facility at very favorable market rates. * Raised $60 million in debt financing with the issuance of four convertible notes. * Completed a $79 million S-4 and $13 million S-1 common stock registration statement filings. * Reengineered domestic and foreign accounting processes enabling adherence to SEC large accelerated filer rules. * Implemented key performance metrics to provide management with timely insight into operating results. Aelera Corporation (founded in 1994). May 2006 to October 2007 - Alpharetta, Georgia Aelera developed and provided innovative on-demand tools to enable businesses to solve technical problems and operational challenges pertaining to order management, service activation, and contract management. Its clients included large telecommunications and related manufacturing corporations. Chief Financial Officer Directly led Aelera's financing activities and acquisition strategy and oversaw its corporate governance. Responsible for financial reporting, planning, and analysis. Led the Company's first successful external fund-raising effort. * Developed a five-year financial business model and implemented a formal annual budget and planning process. * Improved the Company's financial reporting providing transparency into business operations. Developed comprehensive procedure for the adoption of SOP 97-2, EITF 00-3, EITF 00-21 and SAB 104, and the application of revenue recognition principals for complex revenue arrangements * Centralized all billing functions while streamlining processes and eliminating control gaps. * Created an enterprise wide contract administration database module addressing all major customers. Vice President of Accounting Policy (December 2003 to February 2005) Provided proactive interpretive guidance regarding the application of authoritative literature to relevant business issues. Responsible for the establishment and enforcement of accounting policies throughout the Company. Prepared responses to SEC comment letters regarding accounting policy disclosures and judgments. * Completed research and application of FAS 131 and FAS 142 prepared related position papers regarding the definition of operating segments and reporting units, and the approach to goodwill impairment evaluation. * Interpreted and applied the accounting principals advocated by FAS 144 and FAS 146, and applied the same to the long-lived asset impairments, restructuring activities, and discontinued business operations.


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