An innovative customer finance executive, Bob has Fortune 50 experience transforming and improving order-to-cash business processes by implementing new technologies, service models, and credit procedures. He excels at managing large, diverse teams with a high degree of employee satisfaction. He also has a proven track record of increasing bottom-line results by building beneficial relationships with customers, vendors, and internal stakeholders.
Bob’s professional experience includes holding senior-level financial management positions at well-respected banking institutions, a power equipment manufacturer, and a global healthcare services and products manufacturer and distributor. He has in-depth financial, credit, and collections operations knowledge and is a licensed CPA in two states.
In the banking industry, Bob progressed from a commercial lending officer focused on tax-exempt industrial revenue bond financing and Small Business Administration loans to a vice president of commercial banking managing a middle-market loan portfolio with $100 million of credit exposure. From developing new business accounts to completing debt restructurings, he utilizes his advanced corporate financing skills to navigate periods of both expanding and tightening credit standards.
During his career in the healthcare industry, Bob held several director positions overseeing credit and collections, credit research, and financial operations at a top-ranked Fortune 50 company. He is capable of leading teams of over 100 people, managing kaizen and lean events to improve processes, and operating in various financial environments, including shared service centers, offshore outsourcing arrangements, and captive finance centers.
Bob is highly adept at using technology, including implementing SAP and third-party software integrations into SAP, to streamline procedures, produce key metrics, and optimize data analysis capabilities. His strong skill set includes preparing strategic plans to support business ventures and product development efforts, financial statement preparation and analysis, and budget-to-actual variance analysis. He can also facilitate bank financing arrangements, offer internal control recommendations, and conduct communications with board members.
Clients value Bob’s ability to identify and implement best practices to improve their business operations while enhancing customers’ experiences, motivating staff to improve performance, and providing stakeholders with pertinent information for effective decision-making purposes.
Bankruptcy, Chemical Distribution, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Wholesale
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy fishing, especially fly-fishing. Over the years, I have fished in New England, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. I particularly enjoyed surf casting at the Outer Banks in North Carolina and fishing for Walleye and Northern Pike in Canada. Visiting Montana, one of the fly-fishing capitals of the world, is next up on my list.
Do you play a musical instrument?
Yes, I play guitar, but not too well yet! I like to play to relieve stress.
What is something interesting we would not learn about you from your resume alone?
For two years, I played on the Division III basketball team at my alma mater, St. Lawrence University. I also played in several leagues and tournaments well after college. Nowadays, I am a fan of college hoops and root for Xavier University and Syracuse University.