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Adrian J. D.,
Cell: Boise, ID
A successful collaborative
leader with exceptional experience and skill improving performance and
leading change. Operating expertise includes financial planning
and analysis, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate governance, business
strategy, treasury, investor relations, international operations, systems
implementation and process improvement. Experienced in several
industries, including grocery retail and wholesale, apparel, telecommunications
and Big accounting. Significant interaction with CEO, top executives
and Board members.
Large U.S. retailer and wholesaler with
$ billion in annual sales; , employees.
Group Vice President and Controller
Designated as controller, Leadership
Council member and one of eleven Section officers for SUPERVALU following
its $ billion acquisition of most of Albertson’s. Led a team
of up to associates comprising accounting, reporting, shared services,
Wholesale / SupplyChain finance and finance support for the SaveALot
business. Performed a lead role in Audit Committee meetings.
Member of IT Governance Council that oversaw enterprisewide IT initiatives,
Chair of the Finance Technology Steering Committee and Treasurer and
Director of a Captive Insurance Company.
Voting member that screened
major capital projects, including new store, remodel and merchandizing
initiatives. Final approval on projects up to $ million.
Briefed and educated investors
of the New SUPERVALU, following the transformational Albertson’s acquisition,
by participating in investor conferences and oneonone investor sessions.
Actively involved in quarterly
earnings processes, including scripting, press release and investor
Key working team member on
numerous debt financing and tender offers. Participated in roadshow,
due diligence and pricing meetings.
Led biannual business update
meetings with key insurance companies.
Implemented common financial
systems and processes, including Oracle and Peoplesoft.
Worked with CIO and Group
VP of Operations to identify initiatives to reduce inventory shrink
Led Store Labor Productivity
initiative for Finance, reducing costs by $ million.
Drove initiatives to reduce
shared service costs by $ million, including offshore outsourcing.
Received “Commitment to
Excellence” award for role in building the New SUPERVALU.
Albertson’s, Inc. Boise, ID
Grocery and drug store retailer; $
billion in sales; sold to SUPERVALUled consortium in .
Group Vice President and Controller
Principal Accounting Officer and one
of ten Section officers. Directed control, reporting, policy,
accounting, SarbanesOxley compliance, shared services, finance systems,
enterprise asset management and acquisition duediligence. Organized
effective Audit / Finance Committee meetings and instituted a Financial
Integrity Policy to supplement Code of Conduct.
Provided analysis for the
Board of Director’s assessment of strategic alternatives for sale
of all or part of the company, populated the dataroom, coordinated
the duediligence of potential buyers and assisted in closing this complex
Oversaw robust Integrated
Risk Management process with regular reporting to Executive Team and
Board of Directors.
Participated in quarterly
meetings with rating agencies.
Built a deep team where most
key openings were filled through effective succession planning.
Significantly improved financial
systems and processes, reducing “close” cycle by ten days and increasing
focus on valueadded analysis and strategic or tactical action.
Formulated competencies for
Finance organization and rolled out a bestinclass online training
Adrian J. D., C.P.A. Page
Gap Inc. San Francisco, CA
International apparel retailer that grew
from $ billion to $ billion in annual sales over seven years.
Vice President and Controller
Managed control, reporting, HQ planning,
cash flow forecasting and financial systems improvement.
Member of Disclosure Committee, Corporate Compliance Committee and Steering
Committee for supply chain systems replacement. Worked extensively
with the Audit & Finance Committee, Compensation Committee and presented
regularly to the full Board. Interviewed and onboarded independent
Led Gap’s successful global
Oracle ERP implementation.
Developed financial reports
for Board of Directors, including graphs of key metrics and commentary.
Championed and drove several
major initiatives, including improved inventory management, better payables
management, improved procurement processes and increased financial oversight
of vendors and contracts.
Aligned and integrated accounting
processes with budget and forecast processes, improving accuracy and
reducing variances and volatility.
Built bestinclass SarbanesOxley
compliance, reporting, disclosure and certification processes.
– Corporate Reporting
Oversaw monthly close, SEC and management
reporting, accounting policy, legal entity reporting, general ledger
and headquarters accounting.
Provided significant assistance
to Treasury in successfully obtaining $. billion in new financing
during a period of multiple credit rating downgrades.
Stabilized and improved legacy
financial systems, including transition to Euro.
Built a strong, talented team,
developing many of the highest rated directors and staff in Finance.
Architected improvements in
systems, processes and organization, reducing expense and headcount.
– Legal Entity Reporting
Optimized Gap’s legal entity structure
to take advantage of favorable tax and financing strategies while ensuring
the structure supported company growth, new business initiatives and
Led a crossfunctional task
force to implement business expansion initiatives.
Set up over new legal entities,
including Internet and Catalog businesses.
Established foreign exchange
policies and improved intercompany settlement process, thereby reducing
economic exposure by %, despite increased volume.
Worked with Tax, Legal and
outside consultants to implement tax strategies; reduced the effective
tax rate %. Provided key analytical modeling support for Tax.
Received Finance MVP award
in and Operational Excellence award in .
Pacific Telesis Group, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Diversified telecommunications company
with $ billion in annual sales; acquired by SBC Communications Inc.
– Technical & Regulatory Accounting
Structured and negotiated major transactions,
selected and implemented accounting policies, decided appropriate accounting
for complex transactions, reviewed and approved business plans, and
ensured timely and accurate SEC and other Federal and State regulatory
filings. Directed finance team supporting the management and operations
of Pacific Bell subsidiary. Analyzed, and advised senior management
on all major transactions, including new business initiatives, acquisitions,
contract negotiations and financing.
Led merger financial reporting
transition team, quickly and successfully integrating both teams while
meeting complex filing requirements.
Performed finance duediligence
on potential acquisitions.
Reviewed and approved annual
plan prior to being presented to Board of Directors.
Implemented a CFO website
to facilitate access to key financial information and reduce costs.
Adrian J. D., C.P.A. Page
PricewaterhouseCoopers USA and
International “Big ” accounting
Senior Manager San Francisco,
Responsible for marketing and delivering
high quality audit and consulting services, client relationship management,
staff recruiting, team building and training. Enjoyed working
with a wide array of clients from smaller scale startup companies through
middle market and larger scale. Client industries included telecommunications,
internet, hightech, investment banking, investment advisory, leasing,
food, private equity and corporate identity / brand management.
Consulting services included business planning, financial and operational
systems, inventory, pricing, acquisitions, dispositions and spinoffs.
Expert on SEC and technical accounting issues. Authored publications
and training courses. Valued by clients as a strategic business
advisor and as a source of innovative solutions to business issues.
Developed a crossfunctional
service team that became a model for providing services to the firm’s
Grew annual consulting revenues
% over four years.
Performed duediligence on
a $ million Cable TV acquisition that identified opportunities for
improved business performance, processes and control.
Prepared a fiveyear business
plan for a startup railroad company.
Stabilized new inventory management
system, developed more insightful reporting and implemented cyclecounting
for a midsized hightech manufacturer, resulting in more accurate product
profitability, better inventory management and reduced obsolescence
of raw materials.
Evaluated product profitability,
risk of capital loss and trends for a smaller investment bank, resulting
in a major change in strategic direction, including product pricing
and resource allocation.
Facilitated successful public
offerings of common stock, preferred stock and debt.
Handson involvement in winding
down a number of companies in bankruptcy, including collection of receivables,
employee terminations, sale of inventory and closure of facilities.
Identified best practices
Fastest promotion track ever
to manager in Dublin, Ireland office.
MBA style program for
the top % of Chartered Accountants Dublin University, Dublin, Ireland
Bachelor of Commerce
Galway University Galway,
Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Certified Public Accountant
California State Board
of Accountancy Sacramento, CA
Member of Corporate Executive
Board Controllers’ Leadership Roundtable
Member of KPMG Twin Cities
Controller / Chief Accounting Officer Roundtable
Former CoChair of the
Conference Board’s Controllers’ Council