.Alan is a forward thinking “troubleshooter” who drives results by solving challenges head-on, and takes businesses to the “next level”. An MBA/CPA (inactive), he is an operations-focused project manager with 20+ years of diverse organizational experience at corporate & division levels as CFO, Controller, Treasurer, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. He has been a hands-on “change agent” in fast growth environments at entrepreneurial start-ups and small-medium private companies, with a background at Fortune 500’s such as CBS, Dun & Bradstreet and Time Inc., as well as Big 4 audit with Ernst & Young and Deloitte. Industries include subscription-based businesses such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Publishing, Database Information; e-Commerce, Direct Response, Catalog Mail Order, Entertainment Media, Internet New Media, Retail; Business and Consumer Products Manufacturing, Distribution and Service.
•Introduced professional management -- built financial infrastructures, developed finance teams, improved organizational performance, productivity and achieved turnarounds.
•Implemented decision support systems -- sophisticated forecasting, budgeting, reporting and cash flow techniques; strategic planning and key benchmark metrics analysis (KPI).
•Installed new systems/controls, cross-functional process improvements, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404.
•Performed M&A due diligence and integrated acquisitions.
•Worked closely with Boards, lenders, investors, auditors and attorneys.
•Financial advisor to CEO’s, Presidents, CFO’s.