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JEFFREY E. L.
Versatile handson financial,
operational and administrative manager. Over years of increasingly
responsible management positions. Successful in professional services,
luxury retail, branded consumer products and notforprofit sectors.
Innovative problem solver with bottom line impact; strong operational,
analytical, systems implementation, communications, process improvement
and interpersonal skills; Wharton MBA; Excel proficient; fluent in French.
Negotiation Financial Analysis Cash & Treasury Management
Strategic Planning Information
Systems Mergers & Acquisitions
Internal Controls Budgets
& Forecasts Performance Measurement
Multiunit Reporting Payroll
& Benefits Audit & Tax
ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT CORP,
New York Apr – May
CFO & Director of Finance
& Accounting: reported to PresidentNorth America of $ million
multiunit global postbankruptcy modeling agency and talent management
company. Responsible for all financial, information technology, human
resources, facilities management, legal and administrative functions
for three offices and liaison with three affiliates.
performance reporting, annual budgeting and monthly rolling forecast
models in Excel for senior management and board of directors.
Improved cash flow
by implementing forecasting techniques and aggressive cash collection
analysis and due diligence of potential acquisitions.
negotiations with clients, attorneys and outside talent managers for
print and commercial TV campaigns, product endorsements, event sponsorships
and renew employment agreements and office leases.
expense controls, policies and procedures. Eliminated outside consultants
Negotiated and structured
working capital line of credit.
Oversaw major system
hardware and accounting software AccPac implementation and training.
MARILYN MODEL MANAGEMENT,
INC. New York Nov – Mar
Consultant / Interim Controller
for international model management agency. Responsible for model accounting,
general accounting, financial reporting, staff payroll, human resources
contracts, employee contracts and mother agency agreements.
Evaluated new model
booking and proprietary model accounting software. Interface with Navision
Drafted new employee
WHITBY SCHOOL Greenwich,
CT Jul – Nov
Interim Director of Finance
for independent secondary school. Responsible for all financial, human
resources, and administration functions.
and recommendations to Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees regarding
cash management, operational results, regulatory reporting, capital
expenditures, risk management and investments.
and financial performance measures in Excel for faculty and staff. Fund
controls and ensured compliance with laws, regulations and loan covenants.
Negotiated and monitored
employee, student and vendor contracts.
Arranged bank financing
for $ million capital building project.
NEW YORK MODELS/LA MODELS
New York and Los Angeles Aug – Jun
Consultant / Interim New York
Business Manager for bicoastal model management agency. Responsible
Development of fully
integrated booking and accounting software for four affiliated entities.
implementing financial and operational efficiencies for affiliates.
York model contracts and mother agency agreements.
FORD MODELS, INC.
New York –
CFO & Treasurer: reported
to president of $ million multiunit global modeling agency and talent
management company. Responsible for all financial, information technology,
human resources, facilities management, legal and administrative functions
for six offices.
tools for sales agents; formulated multidivision performance reporting,
budgeting and rolling forecast models in Excel for senior management
and board of directors; prepared cash flow projections for bankers and
Improved cash flow
over % by restructuring credit, billing and collection procedures.
analysis and due diligence on four acquisitions. Negotiated terms. Ran
transition teams. Successfully integrated new businesses into Ford’s
property rights of Ford® and Supermodel of the World® trademarks and
of talent images. Pursued unauthorized usages.
Oversaw annual audit
by outside CPA firm. Initiated review of financial controls in voluntary
compliance with SarbanesOxley Act. Oversaw US and Canadian GST tax
agents’ negotiations with clients, attorneys and outside talent managers
for print and commercial TV campaigns, product endorsements, event sponsorships
and renewed model management agreements, employment agreements and office
Saved $, annually
by restructuring retirement benefits. Implemented and administered new
insurance premiums by % annually.
Negotiated and restructured
loan facility, saving $, annually in interest expense.
property/casualty/auto insurance premiums. Reduced costs by %.
Oversaw major system
hardware and software evaluation, implementation and training.
CHRISTIAN DIOR, INC.
New York and Paris
Vice President Finance &
Administration: reported to president of $ million multinational
branded luxury goods licensor, wholesaler and retailer. Oversaw all
daily functional accounting.
and administration of over license contracts with US royalties of
over $ million annually. Monitored quality control, distribution and
followup procedures for delinquent royalties. Pursued Christian Dior®
brand trademark infringement and unauthorized usages.
Built three unique
Dior retail stores with new stateoftheart POS, merchandise planning,
inventory control and integrated retail accounting software. MAS
Monitored new construction
and tax treatment of leasehold improvements.
bank line for working capital and letters of credit.
k plan. Saved $, annually on employer contributions.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA,
Philadelphia, PA MBA, Finance
Wharton Graduate Division with
Middletown, CT BA, Liberal Arts
U.S. NAVY, Washington,
DC Lieutenant, Aviator
Naval Intelligence Command,
Analyst Fighter/Attack training