Mary Ann Fialkowski, Finance Expert in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Mary Ann Fialkowski

Finance Expert in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Member since March 7, 2020
Mary Ann has 20 years of C-level experience with private equity and publicly owned companies. She has planned and implemented high-growth strategies and restructured poorly integrated industry rollups. She creates solutions through new technology and business process improvement. With a uniquely wide breadth of functional experience, honed by easily pivoting to the area needing attention and quickly assessing the underlying processes, Mary Ann is an exceptional freelance contributor.
Mary is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Case studies

Expertise

Employment

  • Senior Vice President

    2016 - 2020
    Deluxe Entertainment Services
    • ­Led the $200 million global content localization business. Defined and introduced new products and executed technology-enabled process improvements.
    • ­Built out the technology platform and offshore operations to support the business.
    • ­Led a business integration initiative for a $600 million organization, reducing operating costs by 15%.
    Focus areas: Business Transformation
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer

    2016 - 2016
    Independent Consultant
    • Served in interim executive roles for portfolio companies of a private equity firm.
    • Onboarded and implemented financial reporting and business analysis processes as the CFO and COO for a newly acquired company.
    • Led the operations of a call center, including implementation of a system upgrade and process improvement.
    • Served as the interim CFO for a company during refinancing.
    Focus areas: Private Equity
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    2008 - 2010
    SDI Media Group
    • Led the finance and technology functions and served as a member of the board of directors.
    • Spearheaded the integration of operations and systems across 20 global locations. This included standardizing the technology infrastructure and digital workflows.
    • Reduced the number of financial systems and consolidated finance operations.
    • Restructured the capital base of the company resulting in a 35% reduction of debt and a new operating credit line.
    Focus areas: Private Equity
  • President

    2002 - 2006
    Technicolor Entertainment Services
    • Increased revenues from $550 million to $1 billion over a three year period.
    • Led a global workforce of 4,500. Restructured the finance organization and implemented new financial systems. Results included improved accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting and a 25% reduction in the financial headcount worldwide.
    • Initiated and led a global consolidation and restructuring initiative including implementation of key performance indicators. Results included an overall headcount reduction of 10% generating cost savings of $25 million.
    Focus areas: Global Business

Education

  • MBA in Business Management
    1978 - 1980
    Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering
    1975 - 1978
    Northwestern University - Evanston, Illinois, USA

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