Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | Chief Information Officer (CIO)
2014 - 2020
Alliance Business Centers Network
- Collaborated with the CEO on expanding the business from local to regional, with expansion from one country to six.
- Developed the financial platform and necessary systems to support the business expansion.
- Hired and coached a multicultural cross-border finance, administration, HR, and IT team.
- Managed the working capital with a focus on liquidity, credit control, and collection automation.
- Drove revenue increase by 30% and cost reduction by 10% by the end of year one, and a further 8% by the end of year two.
- Negotiated ventures and investments worth $20 million with sovereign funds.
- Negotiated lease agreements and achieved a 20% reduction over two years. Revised the entire food and beverage cost and pricing.
- Drove the occupancy increase by 35% during the first year.
- Managed the external audit by the Big Four firms. Developed the financial policies and procedures.
- Discussed new business opportunities, potential ventures, franchising deals, and finalized agreements with regional investors.
Focus areas: Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Financing, Cost Control, Credit Policy, Contract Review, Contract Negotiation, Contract Drafting, Lease Accounting, Hiring, Team Building, Business Planning, Strategy, Budgeting, Forecasting, Audits, Intellectual Property Licensing, Licensing, Vendor Management, Vendor Selection, CRM Systems, Pitch Decks, Joint Ventures, Investor Relations, Investor Presentations, Management Agreements, Control & Cost Analysis, Marketing, Cash Flow, Expansion Strategy, International Expansion, Entity Selection & Formation, Budget Controls, Investments, Valuation Analysis, Financial Forecasting, Internal Control, Process Flows, Dashboards, Coaching, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Interviewing, Startup Consulting, Presentations, Board Presentations, Working Capital Management, Business Transformation, Financial Transformation, Cash Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Management, CFO, Facilities Management, Credit Control, Management Reporting, Reporting Packages, Property Insurance, Pricing, Share Purchase Agreements, Business Partnerships, Business Development, General Management, Board Decks, Board of Directors, M&A (Sell-side), ROI, Key Performance Metrics, Cross-functional, Multicultural, Trusted Advisor, Financial Reporting Dashboards, Sensitivity Analysis