Denton is a seasoned finance executive, most recently as the US CFO for a medical device company where he improved the company valuation by over 40%. Denton has a wealth of experience in value creation, M&A, financial modeling, and pricing. At Johnson & Johnson, he led numerous projects, including valuations for a $20 billion acquisition, integration planning, and sales analysis. He now freelances to share his expertise and unique perspective.
Co-founded a real estate company that was focused on wholesale land transactions and specialized in identifying undervalued assets for investment.
Established financial forecasts, strategy, target markets, timing, and valuation opportunities.
Automated multiple processes for scalability, including acquisitions, due diligence, marketing, and sales.
Created positive, sustained cash flows within three months of opening.
Secured financing availability of $5 million for a quick expansion.
Focus areas: Capital Raising, Advertising, Sales, Marketing, Financial Marketing, Transaction Modeling, Transaction Structuring, Valuation Modeling, Valuation, Finance, Real Estate
CFO — VP Finance & Operations
2016 - 2018
Increased the valuation of the business by ~$100 million by investing strategically for topline growth, and improving margins across the P&L.
Achieved EBITDA growth of $9 million in two years.
Improved EBITDA margin from 29% of sales to 39% of sales in two years by improving price, leveraging commissions, distribution, and improved efficiencies driving down fixed costs.
Gained access to over 700 new hospital systems, price erosion in market offset with accretive strategic plays across multiple hospital systems, equating to a net price increase of 5% overall ($2 million).
Led working capital initiative to free up cash for growth; improved days sales of inventory (DSI) by 45% (600 days to 330 days), and improved instrument turns by 67% (1.8/month to 3.0/month)—$12 million in cash savings.
Improved employee engagement from 60% satisfaction to a record 91% satisfaction while being the only permanent-based leadership team employee—zero voluntary turnover to date.
Successfully launched and integrated seven new product lines—resulting in a 50% increase in new customers, territory expansion of 20%, and significantly increasing the competitiveness of portfolio.
Focus areas: Employee Engagement, Working Capital Management, Contribution Margin Analysis, Cash Flow Calculation, Cost of Capital, CFO, Operations Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Pricing Analysis, Pricing Strategy, Finance Strategy
Senior Finance Manager
2012 - 2016
Johnson & Johnson
Led the selection of new company headquarters for DePuy Synthes Spine post-acquisition close.
Secured Mass Life Sciences Tax Credit of ~$3 million for a new building.
Led the facility consolidation strategy for the combined DePuy Synthes company across Europe.
Spearheaded the project for the global supply chain and manufacturing strategy for network optimization of DePuy Synthes.
Oversaw the operating company restructuring project for Global Orthopaedic business units.
Led the financial analysis for construction of new HQ campus in the United Kingdom; secured UK grant funding of ~$7 million.
Developed the project financials for a worldwide quality remediation project addressing quality issues for the acquired company.
Managed also the ongoing needs and cost of over $0.5 billion/1,700 headcount spanning three years.
Led a 120-person team in Germany providing logistics and support for 810-person mechanized infantry battalion deployed to Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Oversaw and was responsible for maintaining 170 vehicles and equipment worth $50 million.
Managed a 350-person family support system in Germany and the US.
Planned the redeployment of 150 soldiers. I focused on minimizing in-processing delays, allowing soldiers to spend more time with family after 15-month deployment and resulting in a recovery time 50% shorter than previous units.
Led a 39-person team in Iraq providing infantry support for a 702-person mechanized infantry battalion.
Oversaw and was responsible for 4 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, weapons, and equipment worth $5 million.
Led 400 patrols, 300 route clearances, and 50 ambushes—resulting in the seizure or destruction of 23 weapons caches, 17 IEDs, and the neutralization of 200 enemy combatants with zero friendly losses.
Led a joint US/Iraqi Army team during 250 direct enemy engagements and 45 complex attacks in Iraq that resulted in the neutralization of 50 enemy combatants directly responsible for attacks.
Focus areas: Trading, Logistics, Strategic Planning, Military Operations
Executive Education in Strategic Research and Development
2011 - 2011
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in International Business