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Resume Sr. Financial Analyst for Sealy, Inc. and Finance Manager for Grass America, Inc. and Corporate Headquarters of Wuerth-Group.

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2 Sr. Financial Analyst for Sealy, Inc. and Finance Manager for Grass America, Inc. and Corporate Headquarters of Wuerth-Group. MBA 19 years of hands-on financial leadership experience in retail / wholesale / manufacturing / distribution for large international corporations and mid-size publicly and privately held companies. Comprehensive experience in critical corporate financial functions, including accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, planning and analysis, and internal controls with emphasis on cash flow and profit improvement. Consistently established and enhanced processes and systems to provide timely, meaningful and accurate financial performance information. Strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills and technical accounting knowledge. STRATEGIC AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES Strategic and Financial Planning Capital Planning Post Audit Evaluations IFRS, US- and German GAAP Budgeting / Forecasting / Reporting Financial Analysis / Variance Analysis Cost Reduction Initiatives Internal Controls and Procedures Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Financial Planning and Analysis Contract/Leasing Negotiations Information Systems Implementation Compensation Planning and Succession Department Restructuring Change Management M & A 09/03/

3 SEALY, INC. - Trinity, NC Sr. Financial Analyst 2009 to today CONSULTANT for small and medium sized businesses GRASS AMERICA, INC. (Wuerth-Group subsidiary) - Kernersville, NC Director of Finance / Financial Planning and Analysis WUERTH-GROUP CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS - Kuenzelsau, Germany Vice President Strategic Planning, FP&A and Risk Management Senior Project Manager Sales and FP&A Manager Management Information Systems and FP&A Junior Controller / Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst GERMAN AIR FORCE - Grossenbrode, Germany Sergeant /03/

4 Director of Finance / Financial Planning and Analysis Senior Finance Executive with P&L and balance sheet responsibility for Grass America, Inc. with $60m in annual revenue. Directed strategic planning, capital investment planning (volume of $6m), organization development, accounting, financial planning, analysis and reporting, forecasting, budgeting, internal controls, SOX compliance, compensation planning, information systems, Board presentations and vendor/contract negotiations. Supervised 4 direct staff members in Finance. Evaluated and advised on a wide range of issues such as manufacturing efficiencies, make or buy decisions, inventory control, strategic alliances, capital purchases, major contracts, new products and programs, and compensation plans. Educated managers at all levels on achieving operating objectives and the financial impacts of their decisions. Achieved key objectives to date, including: 09/03/ Improved budgeting process in regard of accuracy, reliability, efficiency and speed Improved reporting system to serve sales, production and top management with more accurate, reliable and timely information Improved margins on products 10% by instituting accountability within operations, improving efficiencies and leveraging Company’s buying power Improved results by $ 300k by outsourcing purchases of low value parts Improved cash flow 10% by optimizing inventory and delivery performance Improved forecast quality Improved sales compensation plan

5 Vice President Strategic Planning, FP&A and Risk Management Senior Executive with budget responsibility for Corporate Headquarters Strategic Planning department. Directed Corporate Headquarters strategic planning, organization development, financial analysis and reporting, budgeting, internal controls, SOX compliance, compensation planning, monthly circular, Wuerth-Group Intranet, Board presentations, knowledge management and Corporate Headquarters Conferences. Supervised 1 manager and 7 direct staff members in Strategic Planning, Risk Management and FP&A. Evaluated and advised on a wide range of issues such as efficiencies, M&A decisions, inventory control, collection days, strategic planning and budgeting process. Educated managers at all levels on SOX compliance, Balanced Scorecard and on achieving objectives and the financial impacts of their decisions. Achieved key objectives, including: 09/03/ Improved Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis to increase quality and productivity Organized World Headquarters annual budgeting conference for all subsidiaries with same staff while conference size increased by 100 % Planned and organized the biannual C-level manager offsite summit of Wuerth’s 400 independent subsidiaries. Expen- ses stayed always within budget (last budget $15m) despite increasing demands and extraordinary locations Organized Wuerth’s 3 board meetings in form and content Designed and implemented Wuerth’s enterprise knowledge management 3 Board presentations annually on topics such as Risk Management, Strategy, Balanced Scorecard, Financial Planning and Analysis, Budgeting, Forecasting Involved in defining of Wuerth’s optimized corporate reorganization to maintain growth Designed and implemented company specific risk management system similar to Sarbanes-Oxley even though not mandatory for a privately held company to secure growth of Wuerth-Group Developed and introduced Balanced Scorecard to improve strategic initiatives Point of contact for companywide brainstorming and sales and marketing improvements Upgraded monthly reporting package from hardcopy to real time access via secured internet site; decreased costs by $ 250k and improved lead-time by up to 4 weeks

6 Senior Project Manager Sales and FP&A Senior Manager with budget responsibility for WOOD INTERNATIONAL Division of Wuerth- Group. Directed WOOD INTERNATIONAL Division operational and strategic planning, financial analysis and reporting, budgeting, gross margin increase activities and sales restructuring initiatives. Evaluated and advised on a wide range of issues such as efficiencies, M&A decisions, inventory control, collection days, strategic planning and budgeting process. Educated managers at all levels on budgeting process, financial planning and analysis, gross profit and growth strategies. Achieved key objectives, including: 09/03/ Expanded sales force of WOOD INTERNATIONAL Division to meet Wuerth standard of 20 % of sales growth Increased Gross Profit margin of WOOD INTERNATIONAL Division by 3 percentage points within two years Restructured budgeting process to exceed corporate expectations Implemented logic that allowed to measure regional managers quality

7 Manager Management Information Systems and FP&A Manager with budget responsibility for Corporate Headquarters MIS group. Directed MIS implementation, MIS development and Corporate Headquarters reporting and worked in financial planning and analysis. Supervised 3 direct staff members in MIS. Educated managers at all levels on MIS, reporting and FP & A. Achieved key objectives, including: 09/03/ Implemented a Management Information System to increase financial analysis and planning capabilities Designed, developed and implemented Wuerth’s financial reporting Junior Controller / Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst Jr. Controller and FP & A analyst in Corporate Headquarters FP & A group. Educated managers at all levels on MIS, reporting, FP & A and consolidation aspects. Achieved key objectives, including: Center of Competency for Accounts Receivables Year-End-Statement consolidations MIS support

8 CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITY - Kiel, Germany Master of Business Administration (12/1991) Concentration in Finance / IT Proficient in Excel (incl. VBA), Word, PowerPoint, Access, Hyperion essbase, Crystal Reports and ERP- systems (SAP, proALPHA, Lawson and intuitive) LANGUAGES: German and English Available to relocate 09/03/


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