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Paul Benedetto Expert Information Advisor Information

CFO, Director of Finance, Consultant

Nextwave Software, Rethink Fabrics

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I'm a seasoned financial professional with a roll up the shirt sleeves work ethic and have 20+ years of experience as CFO, treasurer, controller, as well as “big 4” public accounting.

My expertise and passion are in incubating early stage sustainable business concepts from the ground up; developing and implementing all the systems, planning and transactional activities required to operate and scale - cost effectively.

Approachable and able to communicate at all levels of an organization; I guide business owners with thoughtful and measured response; thus to foster enhanced decision making within companies.

Specialties
Financial modeling & forecasting, FP&A, bank debt and equity financing arrangements, strategic planning, CFO & Controllership duties, various systems implemenation and integration.

 

Experience

CFO & Co-Founder : iTrellis LLC - [2013-09 to 2016-12]
We are a team of experienced technology professionals who promote the Continuous Delivery of high quality new services. Our methodology aligns business goals and development initiatives, making sure we deliver our client’s most important needs first. As we build, we automate our tests to ensure quality, manage releases through Continuous Integration, and performance is measured and reported in Production.

Director of Finance (prev. Controller) : nanoICE, Inc. - [2012-01 to 2013-07]
I currently run the financial, administration and were a few other hats of the business. We truly are game changing technology in the food and other industries!

CFO : Rethink Fabrics - [2010-06 to Current]
Manage the financial functions and help develop/execute strategy of this eco-conscious manufacturer who uses recycled PET (water bottles) to make t-shirts and other apparel that is silky smooth.

Controller : Remote Medical International - [2009-12 to 2012-01]
Complete financial control of business

Managing Director : Finance On Demand, LLC - [2008-07 to Current]
Founder of a non-traditional outsourcing practice; providing entrepreneurs “on-demand” access to accounting and tax expertise. Currently handle financial related functions from controllership and CFO duties, to clerical and systems related, for a handful of clients across the US.

CFO & Treasurer : Passage Events & Promotions, Inc. - [2001-06 to 2008-07]
Complete responsibility for the financial functions of a national marketing services organization with 800 + employees, 7 offices and $26 million (2007) in annual revenue. Promoted from controller to CFO in 2003. Senior management position, key decision maker and member of executive committee.

Controller : NW Haworth Group - US Office Products - [1999-07 to 2001-03]
Complete responsibility for the financial and information technology functions of 2 separate contract furniture dealerships with 50 employees and combined annual revenue of $23 million. Senior management position and key decision maker, as well as regional liaison to publicly traded corporate parent. Directly supervised 4 employees.

Assistant Controller : Eagle Home Mortgage - [1998-03 to 1999-07]
Managed accounting function for privately-held, regional mortgage banking firm with 11 offices, 300 + employees and $1 billion in loan volume. Managed accounts payable, general ledger, payroll and trust accounting areas with direct supervision of 7 employees.

Director of Finance : Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce - [1993-10 to 1998-03]
Total financial management of business membership and 12 affiliated non-profit organizations with 100 + employees and combined annual revenue in excess of $13 million. Key member of both the executive team and board appointed investment committee. Directly supervised 3 employees within department.

Assurance Associate : Coopers & Lybrand, LLP - [1991-08 to 1993-06]
Performed and supervised financial statement audits, reviews and compilations for varied clientele, mostly in the manufacturing, banking and non-profit sectors.

 

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Finance : University at Buffalo, State University of New York - [1987 to 1991]