Chief Financial Officer
Multifaceted financial executive leader & change manager.
Experienced (20+ years) in whole value chain, S&M, Production & R&D.
Leadership positions has been to preside over Accounting, Finance, Business Controlling, Corporate Controlling, IT, HR, Payroll, Backoffice, Adm/Facilities, Logistic/Customer Service.
Member of Supervisory Board.
Functional responsibility incl. backoffice support up to 20-30 employees, within cross-cultural teams.
Experienced from auditing background.
Risk Analysis & Mitigation.
M&A, DD & Exit Proces, information memorandum, data room.
IT skills; MS Office, Axapta, Concorde XAL, PeopleSoft, Sharepoint, Hyperion +.
Independent Financial/Management Consultant
March 2012 - March 2012
Executive VP & CFO
Reson A/S - global operating company with HQ in DK
December 2006 - July 2011
Highlights/Achievements: Credited with restructuring and revitalizing financially distressed company, reversing losses and restoring shareholder confidence whilst shepherding company through challenging 5-year period of large-scale change initiatives. Supervised 7 Department Managers, 13 indirect reports, and all aspects of Finance & Controlling, HR, IT, Facilities, and Subsidiary Site Management. Fuelled profitable sales growth and EBITDA increase from -10% to +11% of revenue (2006-11) through deployment of large-scale Activity-Based Costing in conjunction with numerous reorganizations, channel mix changes, product/project pruning and cost-cutting improvement initiatives. Facilitated profitable M&A activities in Denmark, Italy, US, South Africa, and Singapore, significantly enhancing competitive market position worldwide.
MBI case, private equity owned. Group activity of DKK 300 Mio.
Senior VP & CFO,
B-K Medical ApS & A/S - global operating company with HQ in DK
January 2000 - July 2006
Highlights/Achievements: Major contributor to turnaround and transformation of a struggling company into a major industry competitor in niche applications. Primary leadership force of Finance, Business/Financial Controlling, HR, IT, HQ Facilities, and Customer Service operations. Coordinated 9 direct and 20 indirect staff, influencing strategic corporate vision through sound business instincts and market-driven financial/operational analysis, forecasting, and reporting. Acknowledged for elevating EBT from -20% to +8% (1993-06) through Group-wide change programmes. Introduced process improvements and operational best practices including new sales pricing strategies, standard costing (direct L/M & O/H), product pruning, and ISO Quality standards. Headed global M&A activities in Denmark, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, and the U.S. Built business case and secured Board approval to plan, negotiate, and coordinate construction of new 12700 m2 HQ factory, consolidating and streamlining entire value chain.
Group activity of DKK 500 Mio. Supervisory Board responsibility. Owned by publicly traded (NASDAQ) US technology & engineering company with overall Group activity of $400 Mio.
CFO & Financial Manager
January 1997 - January 2000
Overall Corporate Financial functional responsibility incl. finance, controlling, IT, HR. Functional Mgmt Group. Acquired 100% & owned by publicly traded US company. Reorganizations, efficiency improvements, buz development incl. turnarounds/selling off of Subs. KPI's for Production, S&M & R&D. Construction of 12.700m2 new domicile headquarter factory.
Corporate Controller & Customer Service Manager, Corporate Controller, Financial Controller
Brüel and Kjær & B&K Medical
September 1993 - January 1997
Two owners. Working mostly in subsidiaries but also parent on the relative complex spin off of the medical division. Clearing up, Financial model, development & turnaround.
Audit Manager (starting as Junior audit assistant)
August 1987 - August 1993
Client responsible with audit team of typically 3-4 employees within various client industries.
Qualifications & Certifications
CBA (Certificate in Business Management) - American Executive MBA programme, Harvard Business School & AVT Cph
Copenhagen Business School
Handelshøjskolen i København
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