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Financial Consultant : Expertise in IT Finance and Governance

   SSM Health - [2016-11 to Current]

Drive IT to a more integrated system structure - removing unnecessary duplication and cost, Analyze Budgets and identify cost savings, while building a plan that serves the business, Work with leaders and staff to determine and achieve efficiencies

   Presbyterian Health Care - [2016-08 to Current]

Creation, oversight and management of IT Budget, Improve IT Financial Management processes, policies and procedures, Validate Strategic and Tactical decisions, Review, validate 5 year Strategic Plan for IT

Finance Director : Aurora Health Care - [2011-06 to 2016-07]
Planning, Reporting, Analysis, Cost Reduction, Capital Governance, Special Projects, IT Leadership Team

Director Finance : CVS/Caremark - [2000-07 to 2010-12]
Led and directed all aspects of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and analysis for $400M Operating Plan as well as $175M IT Capital Plan for complicated IT Organization, including 1400 employees, 300 contingent staff and outsourced labor. Partnered with CIO and leadership team to determine and implement strategic direction. Responsible to Capital Project Committee to ensure Application Development Project Portfolios remained on schedule. Finance lead of senior team defining strategic platform costs for key product lines. Responsibilities also included Finance lead for $40M e-Business/Physician Connectivity and $10M Enterprise Initiatives groups. Responsible for direct staff of 5 Professionals. Leader in Asset Reporting.

Account Manager : CDPI, IT Consulting - [1998-08 to 2000-03]
Managed territory consisting of existing and prospective clients. Responsible for sales planning, account management and executions of plans. Provided solutions to client needs through crisp understanding of requirements. Assisted in recruiting process. Relationship management with Clients and Business Partners.

Director Sales/Finance Administration : Tetra Pak Inc - [1996-12 to 1998-07]
P&L responsibility for $30M Filling Equipment Division, selling to overseas locations. Managed $40M in Contract Revenue. Developed strategic pricing model for $250M Aseptic and Pasteurized divisions. Managed procurement and resale for a new and strategically important product resulting in $3M of revenue.

Director of Finance : Tetra Pak Inc - [1992-04 to 1996-12]
Responsible for consolidation, reporting and analysis of 7 manufacturing plants, 9 regions (spanning the contiguous 48 states), corporate headquarters and the technical division of this $450M U.S. affiliate. Developed budgeting, forecasting and profitability modeling. Liaison to Global Finance Partner in worldwide Swiss headquarters developing policies and reporting. Strategic planning related to Accounting Department professional development. Customer profit and loss statements and analytics. Integrated two acquisitions into Tetra Pak ledgers and organization

Regional Controller : Tetra Pak Inc - [1988-05 to 1992-03]
Key mentor and partner to Regional General Manager, sales and technical staff regarding finance, administration and sales during a period of rapid growth from $10 to $50M. Responsible for treasury, legal, A/R, A/P, G/L, analysis and contractual negotiation.

Budget Manager : United States Can Company - [1984-03 to 1988-05]
Direct responsibility for complete expense budget coordination and development of Sales Plan.



MBA, Finance : Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (at DePaul University ) - [1980 to 1984]

BS, Accountancy : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - [1973 to 1977]