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Andrew Landis

Business Strategist/Consultant

Andrew Landis

Broad background leading finance, planning and accounting operations, establishing sound practices and assessing companies’ financial health. Skilled in forensic accounting, narrowing in on root issues and bringing rapid resolution to major financial matters. Champion implementation of improved systems and processes through skilled project management for accounting integrity, efficiency, and reporting. Strategic in crafting plans, implementing, analyzing results, maintaining positive bank relations, negotiating lines of credit, navigating debt covenant, and renegotiating debt facilities up to $150 million. Expert in the area of acquisitions, from due diligence to integration. Repeated success applying Six Sigma principles to improve all types of operations.

Targeted established and start-up companies, offering business-management consulting and custom strategic business and financial solutions designed to help clients overcome inefficient operations, develop financial reporting criteria and proper accounting practices, business development issues as well as debt and funding concerns. Analyzed financial systems, reports, market conditions, trends, competition and internal operations. Provided guidance on acquisitions and strategic and market planning. Developed key performance indicators for each client’s management team.
Organizations: Association of Strategic Planners MBA Association

 

Experience

Business Strategist/ Consultant : Self Employed - [2005-10 to Current]
Targeted privately held and start-up companies, offering business-management consulting and custom business and financial solutions designed to help clients overcome inefficient operations, inaccurate financials, and inappropriate accounting methods and debt issues as well as funding concerns. Analyzed financial systems, reports, market conditions, trends, competition and internal operations. Provided guidance on acquisitions and strategic and market planning. Assisted startups with federal grant applications. Developed key performance indicators for each client’s management team. Selected client engagements include: Business Planning Startup Operations Business Acquisitions Accounting Forensics, Financial Analysis & Six Sigma MethodologiesTurnaround Programs

Chief Financial Officer : GOLDHIL ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL - [2004-06 to 2005-10]
Achieved all objectives after taking over financial and accounting activities of recently acquired company. Led 25-person team of direct / indirect reports and multi-functional operations consisting of accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, HR, warehousing, and IT. Oversaw acquisition and integrated new company, financial records, and inventory. Performed due diligence, prepared recommendations, and presented to board. Developed formal budgeting and forecasting models, eliminating errors and inaccuracies from prior manual process. Organizational Restructuring Forecasting Forensic Accounting Technology Advancements Process Redesign

Director of Finance : NATIVESON MEDIA, INC. - [2002-06 to 2003-07]
Quickly met challenges within 5 months of hire, creating financial / accounting department capable of creating non-existent monthly marketing and financial reports used internally and by subsequent investors. Drove operations for accounting, financial planning and reporting, HR, payroll, IT and sales. Directed marketing group contributing 80% of company revenues through sole account, Toyota. Developed KPI report for company profitability and key industry/ marketing data comparisons. Systems Improvement Accounting Model Conversion Opportunity Identification Vendor Negotiations

Vice President of Finance : 101Communications, LLC - [1999-10 to 2002-02]
Provided executive leadership for startup venture, driving accounting, finance, reporting, IT, and payroll for domestic and international operations with a team of 31 direct and indirect reports; traveled to global locations to strategize and identify solutions to business challenges. Created strategic and operating plans, oversaw resource allocation, and developed budgets. Presented recommendations and drove acquisitions and integration process. Negotiated $100 million debt facility. Divestiture Transactions Systems Implementation Acquisitions Due Diligence Cost Saving Strategies Cash Flow Management

Chief Financial Officer : Boucher Communications, LLC - [1997-08 to 1999-10]
Led 4-month negotiation and divested 3 business units of Cardinal Business Media for $55 million to establish BC (1997 -1999). Ultimately divested 4 profit centers of Boucher to 101Communications, LLC in 1999. Played pivotal role in formulating business model for 2 remaining business units at Boucher Company, Inc. and negotiated $35 million term debt and working capital facility to fund growth.

Controller/VP of Finance : Cardinal Business Media, Inc - [1992-02 to 1997-08]
A venture capital start-up built through non-organic growth to $75 million. Oversaw accounting, finance, HR, IT, payroll, and acquisitions. Initially directed accounting and financial transactions, cash management, and payroll as controller. Saved $1 million through major consolidations and closings, vendor contract renegotiations, and freeze on hiring.

Buisness Manager : Chilton Company/ Capital Cities/ABC - [1985-05 to 1991-12]
Professional book and magazine publisher for automotive professional and camera/audio consumers. Responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, manufacturing, advertising and metrics. Divested Capital Cities Consumer Magazine group in late 1991.

 

Education

Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma : Villanova University - [2005 to 2006]

MBA, Finance : California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo - [1981 to 1982]

BA, History : University of South Florida - [1975 to 1979]