Kin Chung, Finance Expert in Medfield, MA, United States
Kin Chung

Finance Expert in Medfield, MA, United States

Member since December 14, 2018
Kin is a seasoned finance professional who has managed businesses ranging from $30 million to $850 million in size. He has extensive M&A experience, having integrated a $70 Million business into Tyco and a $300 million business into Sensata. He has worked in FP&A, P&L management, and business partnering capacities. Kin joined Toptal to help clients improve profitability, streamline operations and evaluate strategic options.
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Career Highlights


Case studies



  • Vice President - Finance

    2019 - PRESENT
    Cimcon Lighting
    • Secured Series C funding (>$30 Million) with the management team.
    • Worked with lender on the credit facility and covenanted data requirements.
    • Prepared financial reports and forecasts for monthly BOD packages and internal business reviews.
    • Streamlined sales analytics and trend/mix/pricing/margin analysis and drive working capital optimization.
    • Worked with auditors on annual/statutory audits and process compliance.
    • Managed relationships with insurance and payroll providers.
    Focus areas: CFO, Working Capital Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), P&L Forecasting, Fundraising, Cash Flow Management, Startups
  • Owner/Entrepreneur

    2018 - PRESENT
    Code Ninjas
    • Founded Code Ninjas, which offers a game-based curriculum that teaches kids computer programming through building their own games.
    • Evaluated center locations by analyzing demographics, income levels, and STEM program availability.
    • Negotiated LOIs and lease terms with the landlords and management companies.
    • Worked with design companies and architects on Center layouts and mechanical, electrical and plumbing requirements.
    • Screened and worked with general contractors / sub-contractors to build out the center on time and within budget.
    • Market programs to local communities, schools, as well as partner with other organizations that promote STEM learning.
    Focus areas: Profit & Loss (P&L), Pricing Analysis, Budgeting, Corporate Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Vice President - Finance

    2015 - 2018
    Sensata Technologies
    • Served as the finance leader for the ~$850 million Sensing Solutions business.
    • Integrated Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) – a $1.0 billion acquisition with ~$300 million in revenues – into the Sensata company portfolio.
    • Developed the finance team of 26 staff to support the changing business needs; built bench strength and looked for opportunities to move talents around the organization.
    • Managed 5-year strategic planning and annual planning processes, aligning headcount and capital investments to short and long term business objectives.
    • Grew revenue from $600 million to $850 million during tenure through organic and inorganic initiatives.
    • Planned and managed supply chain optimization and business re-organization programs that resulted in more than $15 million of annual savings.
    • Appointed as Executive Sponsor of the Asia Finance Council to enable best practice sharing, key talent development and operational goal alignment in the Asia region.
    Focus areas: Profit & Loss (P&L), Operations Finance, Cash Flow Forecasting, CFO, Balance Sheets, Pricing Strategy, Investments, Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Finance Director

    2014 - 2015
    Tyco International
    • Managed total company reporting and financial review of the $10.5 billion business.
    • Oversaw ~$150 million company-wide budget for restructuring and re-positioning costs.
    • Evaluated large capital expenditure / real estate investment requests (>$5 million) and facilitated CFO review.
    • Prepared analytics for the Compensation Committee on company-wide incentive plans and stock options programs.
    • Prepared and reviewed Board presentations and aligned Investor Relations’ external reporting and communication to internal reporting.
    Focus areas: Financial Restructuring, Finance Strategy, Capital Expenditure Planning, Finance, Real Estate, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, ROI, Due Diligence, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Budgeting
  • Chief Financial Officer, Tyco / Reliance Joint Venture

    2012 - 2014
    Tyco International
    • Met regularly with the board of directors and JV's management team to review business performance and set strategic directions.
    • Oversaw all financial aspects of the JV operation where revenue grew from $70 million to $130 million during tenure.
    • Worked closely with project managers to increase gross margins by 500bps at the total company level.
    • Managed Treasury needs through working with Tyco relationship banks (Citibank and Deutsche Bank) and local banks (Bank of China, Bank of Communication, China Construction Bank).
    • Managed JV finance staff of 35 professionals and put succession plans in place for key roles.
    • Visited key customers (Samsung, IKEA, etc.) with the business development teams to build relationships and negotiate financial terms and conditions.
    • Received the CEO Award for Teamwork in 2013 and CFO Award for Finance Excellence in 2014.
    Focus areas: Working Capital Management, Valuation Modeling, Tax Planning, Pricing Strategy, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Forecasting, Budgeting, Cost-benefit Analysis, Profit & Loss (P&L), Project Evaluation, Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Director of Finance

    2008 - 2012
    Tyco International
    • With Asia Pacific management team, grew the business from $300 million to $500 million in revenue during my tenure.
    • Improved EBIT by >15% CAGR over 4 years.
    • Oversaw financial and tax due diligence on M&A targets in Asia, closing one out of two targets in China and Taiwan.
    • Designed an integration plan for the Taiwan acquisition, with a focus on accounting, tax, treasury, and financial reporting.
    • Drove budgeting and strategic planning processes for more than 12 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
    • Oversaw manufacturing entities in China, Malaysia, South Korea, and India. Drove cost reduction programs to reduce raw materials costs. Evaluated manufacturing investments to optimize overall costs and asset utilization.
    • Managed finance staff of 40 professionals; ensured development plans were in line with job responsibilities.
    • Established legal entity for trading in India and managed SAP implementation for the new business.
    Focus areas: ROI, Due Diligence, Project Accounting, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Operations Finance, Pricing Analysis, Forecasting, Budgeting, Business Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss (P&L)
  • Transition Manager - Finance Excellence

    2007 - 2007
    National Starch & Chemical
    • Managed finance outsourcing activities for six legal entities to Hewlett Packard.
    • Established work-shadowing plans for operational knowledge transfer.
    • Customized and delivered training to staff on new work flows and information systems.
    • Worked with Hewlett Packard to implement scanning solutions and expense management systems.
    • Coordinated go-live activities and monitored progress to minimize disruption to the business.
    Focus areas: Credit Control, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Cost-benefit Analysis, Accounts, Finance Process Improvement
  • Regional Finance Manager - Asia Pacific

    2007 - 2007
    National Starch & Chemical
    • Managed annual budgeting process across Asia Pacific reporting entities for the $100 million business.
    • Oversaw capital investment of $24 million in a Greenfield re-dispersible polymer powders facility in Shanghai by working closely with the project management team, as well as the corporate tax and treasury functions.
    • Developed external distributor network and increased average selling price by 10%.
    • Reduced DSO by 10 days and DIO by 8 days, which contributed to $5 million of cash-flow savings.
    Focus areas: ROI, Operations Finance, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Pricing Analysis, Project Finance, Cash Flow Modeling, Balance Sheets, Cost-benefit Analysis, Cost Management, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Profit & Loss (P&L)
  • Finance Manager - Regional Projects

    2006 - 2006
    National Starch & Chemical
    • Evaluated Asia Pacific capital investment opportunities to optimize cross-regional supply chains.
    • Participated in AT Kearney Lever 1 studies in Japan and Thailand, resulting in operating costs and working capital savings of $12 million and $8 million respectively.
    • Championed Asia Pacific efforts in global product code standardization and development of executive information systems.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Systems, Operating Expenses (OPEX), Operations Finance
  • Finance Manager - China

    2003 - 2006
    National Starch & Chemical
    • Managed capital spend and start-up of a $22.5 million greenfield investment into a starch modification factory in Shanghai.
    • Built finance team of seven staff who were responsible for AR, AP, GL, Costing, Tax, and Treasury.
    • Implemented and tracked key performance indicators for yield conversion, raw materials costs, and capacity utilization.
    • Provided strategic inputs to General Manager and senior management on business performance, sales and margins analysis, operational cost reductions, and working capital management.
    • Oversaw closing activities and financial statement preparation in line with local Chinese GAAP and US GAAP reporting.
    Focus areas: Contribution Margin Analysis, Pricing Strategy, Project Evaluation, Project Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Credit Control, Accounts, Cash Flow Modeling, Balance Sheets, Cost-benefit Analysis, Cost Management, Profit & Loss (P&L)
  • Finance Manager

    2002 - 2002
    National Starch & Chemical
    • Managed financial closing process for the Asia Pacific region, covering more than 25 legal entities.
    • Drove region-wide annual operational planning process as well as monthly and quarterly forecasting processes.
    • Conducted Asia Pacific Quarterly Business Reviews with global headquarters.
    Focus areas: Cash Flow Forecasting, P&L Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance
    2000 - 2002
    New York University - New York
  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    1994 - 1996
    Cornell University - New York
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    1990 - 1994
    Cornell University - New York

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