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JAMES A. D.
PMB , Ste.
N. Marine Corps
Results oriented Strategy and Finance
executive with years of diverse international and domestic experience
in planning, finance and operations. Catalyst in influencing change
required to drive future growth within a variety of industries.
Possess exceptional decisionmaking, problem solving, people development
and leadership skills.
EXPERIENCELVMH MOËT HENNESSY LOUIS VUITTON
DFS GROUP Tumon, GuamDirector of Operations and
Control, MidPacific/Okinawa Divisions
/PresentDirector of Operations and
Control, Pacific Division //Finance Director, Pacific Division
Serving as CFO for a $ million
retail division, encompassing Guam, Saipan, Palau, Hawaii and Okinawa.
Key responsibilities include development and execution of division financial
and operations strategies, leading to achievement of division Operating
Income and Cash Flow targets. As a key member of the division
management team, provide financial judgment and strategic advice to
the Managing Directors and leadership to the teams.
Leading the threeyear
Strategic Planning, annual Budget and monthly Forecasting processes.
Partner with the Operations
Team to drive the business and achieve efficiencies. Developed
and implemented an Expense Reduction scorecard, achieving over $M in
Led negotiations for two
new boutique spaces at the Guam Airport, which will generate over $M
in sales over the five year concession period.
processes between MidPacific and Hawaii regions, and implemented best
//Provided independent management consulting
services for startup ventures in the DallasFort Worth area.
Engagements included acting as interim CFO for a secure postal and delivery
receptacle company and as Project Manager for a company developing television
stations in Kenya and Nigeria.ASSEMBLE COMMUNICATIONS GLOBAL,
LLC Lewisville, TX
International Chief Operating
Led the daytoday international business
operations for a startup telecommunications company, whose vision was
to bring transformation to third world countries. Communication
infrastructure for voice, video and data is a vital first step of the
process, as it provides information access as well as the financial
means to accomplish longterm sustainable economic development.
The company launched in Fiji and was preparing for launch in Uganda,
Malawi, Ghana, Kenya and Mexico.
Responsible for overall
implementation of commitments made for the business outside of the U.S.
and communication with clients and vendors to ensure projects remained
on schedule and within budget. Included meeting with teams incountry
on a regular basis to ensure client expectations were reasonable, and
developing implementation strategies to exceed expectations.
Developed detailed business
plans and led financial assessment process to determine country feasibility.
Led the development of
key documents including operating agreements, articles of association,
and those required to register the company and obtain operating licenses
in each country.
Led the hiring and training
processes in each country.
Consultant, Business Analytics
Best Practices //
Provided direction and leadership
to the Business Performance Management team in developing innovative
Executive Reporting for senior leadership of a $ billion food and
Led development of an Operating
Dashboard and crossfunctional Strategic Scorecard to be utilized by
the company chairman and CFO, as well as division presidents.
Interactive tool will provide nearrealtime information and visibility
into current and expected operating results to enhance decision making.
Developed a business model
of the firm for the CFO, demonstrating an exhaustive view of all business
processes with corresponding linkages to demonstrate operating flow
throughout the organization. Utilized the model to highlight gaps
and define the future business capabilities necessary to build and sustain
Irving, TXVicePresident of International
Finance and Operations
Provided strategic and tactical direction
to finance and operations teams for the Asia Pacific and Latin America
regions. Brought into the organization as a catalyst for strategic
planning processes, thinking and change. NCH is an $ million
familyowned specialty chemical and maintenance products company.
Developed and implemented
new threeyear growth planning processes for the eight countries in
Asia and each of their divisions, with focus upon China.
Performed analysis of Argentina
market and developed an entrance strategy and business plan.
Led analysis of product
line and implementation of rationalization process to improve profitability
and streamline operations.
YUM! RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL
Dallas, TXDirector of Strategy and Capital
Planning, International Division
Director of Strategic Planning,
International Division Envisioned international strategy
and directed the Strategic Planning team. Developed medium to longterm
strategy for the KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and A&W
brands in countries worldwide with system sales of $ billion to
combat quick service restaurant competitors and gain strategic advantage.
Directed Capital Planning team in strategically managing capital allocation
and positioning international investments to maximize shareholder value.
Created and implemented
new threeyear strategic planning and growth equation processes for
the international businesses, including China. Partnered with
the individual markets to understand barriers to growth and developed
plans that provided the appropriate level of same store sales, new unit
development and cost efficiencies to achieve % annual operating profit
Led strategic development
of key future growth engines KFC Europe, PH India, KFC Brazil.
Assessed market penetration
potential, development capability and risk within markets to ensure
solid financial performance.
Performed indepth strategic
development overviews, reviewing business results, pipeline and closures
in order to identify and resolve divisional and market issues.
“R” US, INC.
Paramus, NJDirector of Strategic Planning
and Business Development Developed medium to longterm strategy
for over , stores with sales of $ billion to gain competitive
advantage in today’s toy industry. Responsibilities included
a wide variety of internal consulting projects, including providing
factbased strategic guidance to leadership to enhance decisionmaking.
Directed the change initiative process for the company initiatives
were vital to company meeting its growth aspiration.
Partnered with initiative
owners to develop detailed business plans, challenged assumptions and
progress, and resolved issues to drive future growth.
Developed and implemented
a new strategic planning process for the international businesses.
Created new process and
tools to analyze business expansion and served as team leader for business
Managed a team tasked with
developing and implementing a strategic intelligence database.
PEPSICO, INC. THE FRITOLAY
Region Finance Manager, New
Somerset, NJ Served as Chief Financial Officer
for a $ million region. Responsibilities included setting strategy
for annual customer trade agreements, executing trade merchandising
to drive profitable revenue growth and designing effective route structures.
Developed sales strategies
to help lead the region to the top tier in sales, profit and share growth.
Developed efficient selling
expense strategies and championed their implementation.
Initiated strategies to
improve the supply chain, including redesigning the product ordering
system within the region's distribution centers.
Managed the financial forecasting
and annual operating plan processes for the region.
PEPSICO, INC. THE FRITOLAY
COMPANY continuedManager, Trade Spending Best
Managed a team in developing national
trade spending best practices for all U.S. regions to optimize promotional
Developed a widely accepted
and innovative financial model for field usage to analyze promotion
execution to the store level and to improve future promotion performance.
Developed regional promotional
principles for .
Implemented a new process
across regions to develop promotional plans and forecast sales volume.
Created a net sales improvement
strategy for two major supermarket chains, by focusing on promotion
execution and promotional price points.
Financial Planning Manager,
Managed a team in completing $.
billion annual operating plan process for FritoLay U.S.
Worked with each functional
area and field location to set activitybased financial targets for
each P&L line item.
Managed risks and opportunities
and worked with senior management to reach profit improvement initiatives
within operating plan.
Finance Manager, National Business
Led a team in analyzing volume and
share growth issues, developing insights and improvement strategies.
Analyzed the fried potato
chip market to develop longterm tactics. Assessed FritoLay and
competitive practices to determine optimal pricing, inventory and bag
Partnered with Group VP
to develop a tortilla chip competitive strategy for the NorCal marketplace.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Finance Manager Ford Mazda
Truck Joint Venture,
Managed joint venture issues such
as vehicle development and volume strategy for a $ million program.
Developed and negotiated
cost and price structure for FordMazda contracts.
Led roundtable discussions
on product design and cost improvement strategy.
Senior Supplier Development
Analyzed cost structure/supplier
efficiency to assist sr. management in developing longterm supplier
Senior Financial Analyst,
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Nambu Foundation Fellow
One of students selected out of
over , applicants. Rotated through Sales, Finance and Strategy
CONCEPTOR & ROLAND BERGER
Stockholm, SwedenManagement Consultant