I went to Wesleyan and then worked for three years for Trainer Securities on Wall Street. I got my MBA in 1995 from
Albany Business School. I joined Montgomery Plastics in Cleveland, where I was Assistant Controller for a company with about 3000 employees. Two years later, I was made Controller, and five years later, Chief Financial Officer. I held this role until we were bought out by Bailor Industries several months ago.
My background in finance involves a wide variety of activities, including arranging a $25 million IPO, overseeing the financial planning process and all the accounting and bank relations. While I was at Montgomery, the company grew at the rate of about 17 percent a year, with last year’s sales close to $70 million and profits of $3.5 million. I am known as a hands-on individual, a developer of strong people, a team player coming up with creative solutions, and someone with great determination.
That’s an overview of my career. At the outset, I want you to know I’m here to help you find out what you may want to find out about me.
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